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COVID-19 : An update from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Our Insight, NEL News on March 25, 2020

During these difficult times we would like to assure our portfolio businesses, investors and stakeholders that the NEL team are working to support you. We have had many conversations with portfolio businesses in recent days and would like to applaud their positive attitudes and resilience throughout this situation. […]


Gateshead video production company focussed on growth after Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 11, 2020

A successful North East video production company founded by two schoolfriends is ready to roll after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. YourFilm produces TV and cinema commercials, promotional videos and training films for a wide range […]


Jump looking to make leap overseas with Growth Capital Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on March 6, 2020

A Newcastle digital brand strategy and design agency is casting ambitious eyes overseas after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. JUMP offers creative design and digital solutions to a growing roster of regional and national clients, […]


Father and son’s high-end bike brand hitting the road with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 2, 2020

A successful boutique bike brand run by a North East father and son team is hitting the road after securing its second investment from regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers. Ian and Trevor Hughes launched their first custom-built bike under the Vielo Sports brand in 2018 after […]


NEL Fund Managers records busiest ever investment quarter

Uploaded by in NEL News on February 18, 2020

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has recorded its busiest ever quarter as it continues to grow its portfolio of ambitious regional investees. NEL Fund Managers made 27 investments across Tyne & Wear, Durham and Northumberland in the final three months of 2019 from the two elements of […]


North East fashion label designing major growth plans after £250,000 investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 10, 2020

An ambitious North East fashion label is scaling up after winning a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Sports-contemporary and urban wear fashion brand Fresh Couture currently sells its growing product range through more than 50 retailers, including […]


Aspect Facades outstripping growth targets as second North East Fund investment lands

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 5, 2020

A high-end County Durham roofing business is going for even greater growth after achieving its initial two-year target inside 12 months. Aspect Facades secured a £50,000 North East Small Loan Fund investment through regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers at the beginning of last year to support […]


District V fit for new year growth challenge after move to bigger gym premises

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on January 27, 2020

The future of a community fitness facility founded by friends from a Northumberland village is looking great thanks to a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. District V opened in April last year in 700 sq ft premises at […]


NEL speaks Papillon Translations’ language with £50,000 Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on January 21, 2020

A successful North East translation service is putting its language skills to wider use with the help a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Papillon Translations has spent over four years developing an easy-to-use app that can provide commentary […]


Oracle sees growth opportunities after winning Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on January 7, 2020

A County Durham training company is using a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund to scale up and target new markets around the UK. Oracle Training Solutions is aiming to double its turnover to around £1.5m and create up […]