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Ion wins £50,000 Small Loan Fund investment to support scale-up plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 16, 2018

A North East business technology firm is aiming to scale up and double its workforce after winning a £50,000 investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. ION uses advanced enterprise cloud technologies and bespoke business transformation services to help […]


Investing for a sustainable future

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 27, 2018

Sustainability, as defined in the Brundtland Report is ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ In other words, it’s about taking positive action now to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come. […]


Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 10, 2018

Guest blog from Dr Yvonne Gale, CEO of NEL Fund Managers, as published by the Institute of Economic Development I recently attended the IED’s inaugural CPD workshop on inclusive growth where one of the delegates and I had a discussion about the recent independent advisory board report on […]


Sustinere warming to north east expansion thanks to £350,000 investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on September 4, 2018

A Tyneside engineering firm is planning to grow its operations on home soil and double its turnover after securing a major six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Sustinere Solutions specialises in installing large scale renewable energy solutions such […]


NEL passes £1m mark for investments from new funds

Uploaded by in NEL News on August 23, 2018

The total value of investments made by regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the two new funds it is managing has gone past the £1m mark in just a few months. NEL is the only fund management firm to be awarded two of the five funds […]


North East innovation going global to help improve oil & gas pipeline safety

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on August 1, 2018

A Northumberland entrepreneur’s simple application of technology to improve safety within the oil, gas and power industries is set to go global after winning support from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Jon Naylor has more than 30 years’ experience […]


HR consultancy gains first small loan fund investment to support growth plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on July 23, 2018

A South Tyneside-based business support specialist is set to widen its horizons thanks to a five-figure investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. The HR Dept Newcastle works with expanding companies across South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead which don’t […]


Jonathan makes career investment with NEL

Uploaded by in NEL News on July 12, 2018

North East fund management firm NEL Fund Managers has boosted its investment team with the appointment of Jonathan Armitage. Jonathan has joined NEL as an investment executive and is now working to support regional businesses who are looking to access investments that will help them realise their development […]


Seminar programme to help regional SMEs access North East Fund investments

Uploaded by in NEL News on July 9, 2018

A leading North East Law firm has partnered with a regional fund management firm to offer free business support which will help SMEs access investments from the new North East Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. PG Legal has teamed up with NEL Fund Managers to […]


Hensby steps down after 27 years of north east investments at NEL

Uploaded by in NEL News on July 5, 2018

One of the North East’s best-known dealmakers is retiring after more than a quarter of a century of successfully investing in regional businesses. Barrie Hensby has stepped down after three years as chairman of regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers, a role he took on after spending […]