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Returns from Growth Fund investments pass £25m landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 10, 2018

The financial returns received on regional investments made by fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund have surpassed the £25m mark after almost £5m was added to the pot in the last 12 months. NEL made 146 investments worth a […]


NEL’s Yvonne takes centre stage at global Dubai investment conference

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 23, 2018

A North East investment expert has been speaking at a global investment finance conference in Dubai on the best ways to encourage small businesses to succeed and grow. Dr Yvonne Gale, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers, was invited to present her ideas on financial inclusion at the […]


Is BlackRock pioneering a more sustainable future?

Uploaded by in Our Insight on January 24, 2018

Last week, Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, one of the worlds largest investment firms, drafted his annual letter and set his intentions for the company in stone. No longer would Blackrock support businesses with financial goals only – ‘every company must not only deliver financial performance, but […]


Father and son launching bespoke north east bike brand

Uploaded by in Success Stories on January 22, 2018

A North East father and son are setting out on their own road to commercial cycling success after launching a new range of high end bikes. Ian and Trevor Hughes are the management team behind Vielo Sports Ltd, and have two decades’ experience of working with leading British […]


Patrick Parsons praises NEL investment impact as it plans next stages of growth

Uploaded by in Success Stories on January 10, 2018

A thriving North East consulting engineering business has praised the impact on its development of its decade-long relationship with regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers after exiting its final investment agreement with them. Newcastle-headquartered Patrick Parsons Consulting Engineering worked with NEL in 2011 to secure a £250,000 […]


Outside investments crucial to helping Royston power on

Uploaded by in Success Stories on November 1, 2017

The role of outside investment in helping a specialist North East engineering firm win contracts around the world has been praised by its management team. Royston Power Generation sells, installs, maintains, services and repairs diesel engines for a wide range of domestic and overseas blue chip clients in […]


Scaling your business through mentoring

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 27, 2017

As a provider of growth capital to ambitious businesses, we’re strong advocates of sustainable business growth. Our team see scores of business plans every year from business owners striving for just that, and equally we see the impact that growth then has on the local economy. However, we […]


Warmseal getting fit for the future with new installations team

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on October 16, 2017

One of the best-known names in the North East home improvement industry is creating 12 jobs after setting up its own skilled installation team. Warmseal has been one of the North East’s largest suppliers and installers of windows, doors, and conservatories for more than 25 years, and provides […]


Evaluagent making the right calls with new contract wins

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 7, 2017

A specialist North East software developer is casting its gaze across the Atlantic after picking up four major new contracts and increasing its annual turnover by 20 per cent in the last year. EvaluAgent designs software solutions for contact centres which use ‘gamification’ techniques to help ensure customers […]


New products in pipeline as Orcalight shines on Blue Planet once again

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 4, 2017

A specialist North East manufacturer is looking to build on its international underwater success by targeting new markets with new products. Orcalight manufactures the world’s most powerful dive light, which is the main light to have been used in the filming of the BBC’s forthcoming landmark natural history […]