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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 […]


David and Jonathan step up to director roles at NEL

Uploaded by in NEL News on May 9, 2018

Two well-known North East dealmakers have stepped up to senior management roles at regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers. David Thomas has been named as the Newcastle-based firm’s investment director, while Jonathan Luke has been promoted to portfolio director in recognition of their contribution to NEL winning […]


NEL seeking investment applications as growth capital fund and small loan funds open for business

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 30, 2018

Ambitious North East businesses are being invited to apply for investments from two new funds worth a total of £27m that could help them expand their operations and create new jobs. NEL Fund Managers is the only fund management firm to be awarded two of the five funds […]


North East investment funds supporting scale-up agenda

Uploaded by in Our Insight on April 30, 2018

One of the most satisfying parts of our work as business investors is witnessing the impact it has for North East companies who become better able to realise their potential, create new jobs and scale up their operations to the next level. The predominant position that the scale-up […]


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 […]