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Big River Bakery’s investment needs met by NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 15, 2020

A unique community bakery is on the rise after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Newcastle-based Big River Bakery is a social enterprise which specialises in slow ferment, handmade breads, savoury goods and sweet treats made with […]


Laneberg Wine pressing on with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 12, 2020

The North East’s first urban winery is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Laneberg Wine is the UK’s most northerly winery and released its first vintage of white and rosé wines in 2019 […]


Finnmark Sauna growth plans get warm reception from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 1, 2020

A County Durham firm which designs and builds authentic high-end Finnish saunas is looking to steam ahead after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Brothers Jake and Max Newport set up Finnmark Sauna four years ago with […]


Expanding Dunston craft brewery raising a glass to NEL investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 22, 2020

The growth plans of an ambitious North East craft brewery based in a famous location are coming to a head thanks to a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. The Great North Eastern Brewing Company produces a growing range […]


Signs are good for Radecal’s growth plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 8, 2020

A successful Wearside signage and graphics firm is making space to expand its operations with the help a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Radecal Signs is turning a 4,000 sq ft area of land alongside its premises on […]


NEL warms to second investment request from Electek Solutions

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on July 16, 2020

An award-winning County Durham renewable energy consultancy is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Fund. Electek Solutions Limited (ESL) designs, specifies and installs electrical and mechanical renewable energy systems and solutions for businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, with […]


Expert baker Leanne finally set to open the doors to Elsie’s Kitchen

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on July 3, 2020

A talented South Tyneside baker is finally set to open the doors to her new shop after a three-month delay caused by the pandemic. Leanne Cummings set up dessert delivery service Elsie’s Kitchen two years ago, making a range of different cakes and puddings in the kitchen of […]


New Horizon Marketing scaling up with Small Loan Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Small Loan Fund on June 18, 2020

A North East digital marketing and advertising firm is aiming to scale up its operations with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. New Horizon Marketing delivers organic and paid-for search campaigns for a range of […]


Youth Sport Nutrition hoping for healthy growth with Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 19, 2020

A specialist sports nutrition business set up by two former Newcastle United coaches is aiming for a healthy increase in its turnover after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Youth Sport Nutrition spent two years developing Pro-Teen, […]


NEL splashes out with £30,000 investment in water tank installation specialist

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 12, 2020

A specialist construction company is aiming to make an even bigger splash within its industry after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. GWSS specialises in the installation, removal, maintenance and repair of large sectional water storage tanks, […]