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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 […]


Investing for positive impact

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 29, 2018

According to a 2017 study by Schroders Global Investor, the main topic of investing that people would like to learn more about is ‘investing for positive potential impact’. Investing for positive impact, or impact investing, is not entirely new but it’s intention as an investment strategy has certainly […]


Carolyn returns to NEL to lead search for North East Fund investees

Uploaded by in NEL News on June 25, 2018

An experienced business development professional has rejoined North East fund management firm NEL Fund Managers to help identify even more regional firms in which it can invest. Carolyn McGregor is now responsible for helping to generate a strong pipeline of investment opportunities for NEL from ambitious regional companies, […]


Investing for inclusive growth

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 7, 2018

In quiet rooms behind closed doors, people are making it their mission to challenge the UK’s push for Inclusive Growth. The debate is that while the UK along with much of the world is experiencing an economic growth phase, this growth within the UK is not benefitting everybody, […]


NEL Fund Managers appoints Graham Thrower as non-executive chairman

Uploaded by in NEL News on May 30, 2018

A hugely experienced North East business executive has joined regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers as its new non-executive chairman. Graham Thrower has held board-level positions in global investment, economic development and creative industry sectors, including with North East Access To Finance, Newcastle Science City and regional […]


Ronco Engineering secures first investment from £120m North East Fund

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on May 22, 2018

A County Durham precision engineering firm has secured the first investment to be made from the new £120m North East Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Ronco Engineering has worked with NEL Fund Managers to secure a £250,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund […]