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Gateshead civil engineers taking centre stage with second investment from North East Fund

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Sceme, Growth Capital Fund on March 4, 2021

A longstanding North East civil engineering firm is taking greater control of its future after winning a second investment from the £120m North East Fund. G&B Civil Engineering provides civil engineering, construction, drainage and maintenance services for a wide range of well-known public and private sectors organisations, as […]


Washington manufacturer opens doors to growth with Small Loan Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on February 19, 2021

A long-standing North East manufacturing firm is making plans to expand under new ownership after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Armarium Crown acquired family-owned Crown Doors & Shutters after founder Mike Mersh decided to retire, with […]


Sunnyside Recruitment looks to Middle East for healthcare sector opportunities

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on February 10, 2021

A North East recruitment agency is looking to make healthy progress in new overseas markets with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Sunnyside Recruitment has primarily focused on the hospitality and catering sectors since being […]


Depend Group’s new owners adapting growth plans with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 2, 2021

A successful North East adaptive living business is going for growth after a change of ownership with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Dolphin Stairlifts (North East) and Shape Adaptations have been bought by […]


Sub-surface testing firm going for growth with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on January 25, 2021

An expanding County Durham ground investigation business is aiming to more than double its turnover over the next 12 months with the help of a second investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Exploration & Testing Associates (ETA) opened a […]


Tonne up for NEL Fund Managers with 100th Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 24, 2020

The North East longest-standing business investor has ended the year by making its 100th investment from one of the two elements of the £120m North East Fund that it manages. NEL Fund Managers is responsible for investing the £9m North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional […]


Advertise1 putting itself in the spotlight with Small Loan Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 17, 2020

A Tyneside web design and digital marketing agency 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. Advertise1 provides a range of marketing communications services to clients across the North […]


ACG Compliance making space for growth with new Cramlington training centre

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 9, 2020

A successful Northumberland health & safety training business is giving itself plenty of room to grow with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. ACG Compliance has opened a new 6,000 sq ft training centre on […]


NEL Fund Managers becomes first regional member of Responsible Finance group

Uploaded by in NEL News on November 20, 2020

The North East longest-standing business investor has become the first locally-based firm to join a nationwide group that is working to ensure fair and affordable access to finance and build resilient economies around the UK. NEL Fund Managers has been granted membership of Responsible Finance, a growing national […]


Mesma eyes future growth with North East Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 10, 2020

A specialist Wearside software developer is aiming to scale-up and more than double its client base after winning a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Mesma develops bespoke quality assurance and improvement software which enables clients in the technical […]