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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 […]


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 […]


Clifford James Consultants in Top Gear After Growth Fund Investment Exit

Uploaded by in Success Stories on April 18, 2017

A Northumberland firm that specialises in a niche area of motoring and insurance law is in the fast lane towards becoming a UK-wide operator after exiting from a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. Clifford James Consultants Ltd (CJC) is one of the […]


Sadler Brown Designs on New Markets Backed by Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on April 4, 2017

An ambitious North East architects’ practice is hoping to build on the success it’s enjoying both at home and abroad by breaking into a range of new markets. Over the last two years, Sadler Brown has seen its headcount increase from eight people to 28 as it has […]


NEL’s Yvonne Called in as Advisor on £500m UAE Innovation Fund

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 13, 2017

A North East investment expert has been appointed to a panel of worldwide advisors who will work with the United Arab Emirates’ government on the investment of a new £500m innovation fund. Dr Yvonne Gale, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers, is one of 11 members of the […]


NEL Fund Managers Investing In New Apprentice Abigail

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 6, 2017

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers is investing in the career of a young County Durham woman after signing her up as their first ever apprentice. Abigail Cook has joined the Newcastle-based firm on a two-year apprenticeship programme, which will see her getting a thorough grounding in […]


A Meeting With: Jane Siddle, Investment Executive at NEL Fund Managers Limited

Uploaded by in Our Insight on February 28, 2017

Investment executive Jane Siddle on the things she enjoys about her job and her life outside of work. What is the best thing about your job? I’m in a very fortunate position at NEL in that I’m given a constant opportunity to meet inspiring SME owner managers. The […]


OneGym Strengthens Teesside Presence With Latest Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on February 27, 2017

A successful County Durham-headquartered fitness business is going from strength to strength after opening its latest gym on Teesside. OneGym has added a 12,000 sq ft fitness facility on the border on Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby to its existing successful branches in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Redcar. […]


Returns from Growth Fund Investments Pass £20M Landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on February 6, 2017

The financial returns received so far on regional investments made by fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund has surpassed the £20m mark well ahead of schedule. Since the Growth Fund launched in early 2010, NEL has made 146 investments […]


e2E Looking To Take Off With Growth Fund Investment Support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on November 7, 2016

The North East is set to provide the launch pad for new market-leading miniaturised satellite technology thanks to a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. e2E Satcom Ltd will be creating up to 19 North East jobs over the next three years as […]