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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 […]


Big River Bakery’s investment needs met by NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 15, 2020

A unique community bakery is on the rise after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Newcastle-based Big River Bakery is a social enterprise which specialises in slow ferment, handmade breads, savoury goods and sweet treats made with […]


Laneberg Wine pressing on with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 12, 2020

The North East’s first urban winery is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Laneberg Wine is the UK’s most northerly winery and released its first vintage of white and rosé wines in 2019 […]


Finnmark Sauna growth plans get warm reception from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 1, 2020

A County Durham firm which designs and builds authentic high-end Finnish saunas is looking to steam ahead after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Brothers Jake and Max Newport set up Finnmark Sauna four years ago with […]


Expanding Dunston craft brewery raising a glass to NEL investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 22, 2020

The growth plans of an ambitious North East craft brewery based in a famous location are coming to a head thanks to a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. The Great North Eastern Brewing Company produces a growing range […]


Signs are good for Radecal’s growth plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 8, 2020

A successful Wearside signage and graphics firm is making space to expand its operations with the help a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Radecal Signs is turning a 4,000 sq ft area of land alongside its premises on […]