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Aspect Facades aiming high with ambitious expansion plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on April 3, 2019

A high-end County Durham roofing business is aiming to scale up and triple its turnover by the end of next year after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Aspect Facades specialises in the design, supply, installation and […]


Patrick Parsons praises NEL investment impact as it plans next stages of growth

Uploaded by in Success Stories on January 10, 2018

A thriving North East consulting engineering business has praised the impact on its development of its decade-long relationship with regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers after exiting its final investment agreement with them. Newcastle-headquartered Patrick Parsons Consulting Engineering worked with NEL in 2011 to secure a £250,000 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mike Heads Home to Boost NEL Fund Managers’ Investment Team

Uploaded by in NEL News on October 28, 2016

A North East finance professional has come home to join regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers’ investment team. Mike Guellard has joined the Newcastle-based firm as an investment executive, and is now part of the team working with businesses looking for investments from the Finance For Business […]