Corporate Responsibility

At NEL, we are committed, not only to strengthening our economy by investing in the future of ambitious SMEs, but also by conducting ourselves in an ethical and responsible manner and doing our bit to support the wider community.

Impact Investing

NEL commits itself to growing the region’s economy by investing in ambitious growing businesses which are creating and safeguarding jobs, increasing trade and attracting private investment. Through the North East Growth Fund alone, we’ve made over 140 investments, directly impacting over 1,700 North East jobs and attracting over £26.5m of additional private investment to the region.

The NEL Project

We’re passionate about business and have committed ourselves to investing in the future of enterprise. Through The NEL Project we’ve forged a long-term partnership with the Prince’s Trust to help support the development of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Responsible Business

NEL prides itself on its strong core values. Values play a vital role in ensuring the team have a shared ethical approach to intelligent fund management. They underpin our recruitment, training, development and delivery, and ensure that NEL is entirely trustworthy and open in all aspects of business.

We adhere to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and lead by example in our practices to encourage the businesses we work with to act responsibly. We see day-to-day the problems that SMEs face and adapt our business processes in reaction. We’re proud supporters of the Payfair Campaign for example, and have pledged our ongoing commitment to solving this problem by joining the Prompt Payment Code.

Environmental Sustainability

NEL is committed to minimising the environmental impacts of our business operations through continuous monitoring and improvement. Our endeavours for environmental sustainability extend further by our commitment to only invest in businesses with a positive environmental approach.