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NEL partnering with ‘If We Can You Can’ Challenge to help more firms get investment ready

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 17, 2019

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers is launching a new partnership with the If We Can You Can Challenge to help more North East businesses get themselves ‘investment ready’. The initiative will see the two partners holding a series of events right through the year which will […]


Aspect Facades aiming high with ambitious expansion plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on April 3, 2019

A high-end County Durham roofing business is aiming to scale up and triple its turnover by the end of next year after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Aspect Facades specialises in the design, supply, installation and […]


Impact Investing – Keeping it Local

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 29, 2019

Investing for positive impact, or impact investing, is not entirely new but it’s intention as an investment strategy has certainly gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, leading to an increasing demand from investors everywhere who want more for their money. News and current affairs […]


Small Loan Fund investment helping Steelcraft shape growth plans both on and offline

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 20, 2019

A County Durham engineering firm which specialises in fashioning ornate and unusual steelwork is aiming to take its turnover past the £2m mark with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Steelcraft designs, manufactures and installs […]


Signs looking good for UK Metalcraft after £150,000 Growth Capital Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on March 11, 2019

A North East trade signage and metal fabrication supplier is investing in new equipment, personnel and factory space after winning a £150,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund UK Metalcraft designs, fabricates and builds the high quality signage used […]


Think Eleven turning up the volume on scale-up plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on February 19, 2019

A County Durham consultancy and software-as-service business is scaling up and creating new jobs with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Think Eleven specialises in optimising organisational performance through their expertise in training, competence, compliance […]


Cenelec takes on major contracts with Growth Capital Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 6, 2019

A North East hazardous area inspection firm has won major contracts in the oil & gas and utilities sectors with the help of its latest investment from NEL Fund Managers. Cenelec Standards Inspections Ltd (CSI) helps companies operating in potentially explosive onshore and offshore environments, such as oil […]


Steven steps onto career ladder with NEL

Uploaded by in NEL News on January 31, 2019

North East fund management firm NEL Fund Managers is investing in its own future with the appointment of Steven Hall to his first post-graduate role. Steven has joined NEL’s investment team as an investment associate after completing a Business & Economics degree at Northumbria University. His new role […]


Eminent Engineering extending expansion plans with £50,000 Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on January 21, 2019

A Northumberland engineering firm is aiming to double its turnover within the next three years with the help of a £50,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Eminent Engineering provides bespoke design, fabrication and installation for a range of specialist […]


NEL’s busiest ever quarter takes value of investments from new funds past £2m mark

Uploaded by in NEL News on January 7, 2019

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers is bouncing into the new year on the back of its busiest ever quarter. Nineteen investments worth a combined £1,185,000 were completed by NEL in businesses during October, November and December 2018 from the two funds that it manages which are […]