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The North East Growth Fund receives national recognition for its impact on the economy

Uploaded by in NEL News on January 2, 2019

The Finance for Business North East Growth Fund, managed by NEL Fund Managers, has received national recognition for the positive impact it has had on the North East economy. The Fund was acknowledged as an impact award finalist by the Institute of Economic Development (IED), the UK’s leading […]


Growth Fund investments help North East firms bring extra £26.8m into region

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 21, 2018

Dozens of regional firms that secured investments from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund have been able to use them to bring an additional £26.8m of capital investment into the regional economy. Research by NEL Fund Managers has revealed that businesses in receipt of finance from […]


Troynorth developing designs on growth with £30,000 Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 13, 2018

A specialist Northumberland interior design business has sewn up a £30,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund to help it expand its product range, grow its turnover and bring in new customers. Troynorth supplies top quality trimmings, tie backs and […]


NEL Fund Managers signs Armed Forces Covenant in support of ex-service entrepreneurs

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 4, 2018

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers has given its official backing to supporting ex-service personnel as they move into civilian life and new commercial roles. Having invested in a number of businesses set up and run by former military personnel, NEL has now become a signatory to […]


North Tyneside tech firm looking to clean up with small loan fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 21, 2018

A North Tyneside technology firm is aiming to clean up right around the country after securing a £35,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Cleanily uses web and smartphone technology to connect independent cleaning professionals with people looking for […]


Spotlight on Mentors’ & NEDs’ role in driving business scale-up agenda at free event

Uploaded by in NEL News on November 14, 2018

The positive impact that non-executive directors and business mentors can have on helping North East firms realise their scale-up ambitions will be in the spotlight at a free event taking place next week. The Scaling Your Business Through Mentors and Non-Executive Directors seminar is designed to give business […]


Rosebirch fit for future growth with Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 8, 2018

A North East commercial fit out firm is going after more and bigger contracts with the help of a £50,000 investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Rosebirch Fit Out Solutions works both across the UK and in continental Europe […]


Ion wins £50,000 Small Loan Fund investment to support scale-up plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 16, 2018

A North East business technology firm is aiming to scale up and double its workforce after winning a £50,000 investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. ION uses advanced enterprise cloud technologies and bespoke business transformation services to help […]


Investing for a sustainable future

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 27, 2018

Sustainability, as defined in the Brundtland Report is ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ In other words, it’s about taking positive action now to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come. […]


Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 10, 2018

Guest blog from Dr Yvonne Gale, CEO of NEL Fund Managers, as published by the Institute of Economic Development I recently attended the IED’s inaugural CPD workshop on inclusive growth where one of the delegates and I had a discussion about the recent independent advisory board report on […]