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A Meeting With: Jane Siddle, Investment Executive at NEL Fund Managers Limited

Uploaded by in Our Insight on February 28, 2017

Investment executive Jane Siddle on the things she enjoys about her job and her life outside of work. What is the best thing about your job? I’m in a very fortunate position at NEL in that I’m given a constant opportunity to meet inspiring SME owner managers. The […]


No (Wo)Man is an Island

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 27, 2016

I’m sure everyone running their own business at times feels the isolation of the big job. In fact, recent research by Close Brothers Asset Management shows that many business owners lie awake fretting about how best to develop their business. Underlying this problem is that so few business owners have […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit -Part 4

Uploaded by in Our Insight on August 8, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit -Part 3

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 28, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit – Part 2

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 14, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit – Part 1

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 11, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Raising Finance Needs Maths and Gut Feel

Uploaded by in Our Insight on May 4, 2016

When raising finance for your business, it probably goes without saying that there’s a certain amount of maths involved. Any professional provider of finance is going to ask you how you arrived at the amount of finance you’ve requested. The number is usually derived from a cash flow […]


Apprenticeships Make Perfect Business Sense

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 14, 2016

We’ve all heard plenty on the governments push for SMEs to take on apprentices. It makes sense of course – allowing smaller businesses to increase their workforce at minimal cost, whilst in turn reducing the overall unemployment rate of young people. Yet, from our conversations with some of […]


Celebrating International Women’s Day

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 8, 2016

“Deeds not words” shouted the suffragettes in 1903. Over a century later International Women’s Day is calling for gender parity. New words; same problem. But how does it link to successfully growing strong North East businesses? Research has proven that profitability, return on investment and innovation all increase […]


Lonely at the Top?

Uploaded by in Our Insight on February 22, 2016

It is often said in business that it’s lonely at the top. At NEL, we often talk to businesses that have one or two directors who founded a company and have grown it by trying to do as much as possible themselves. As the business grows they find […]