Growth Archive

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 […]


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 […]


No (Wo)Man is an Island

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 27, 2016

I’m sure everyone running their own business at times feels the isolation of the big job. In fact, recent research by Close Brothers Asset Management shows that many business owners lie awake fretting about how best to develop their business. Underlying this problem is that so few business owners have […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit – Part 2

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 14, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Apprenticeships Make Perfect Business Sense

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 14, 2016

We’ve all heard plenty on the governments push for SMEs to take on apprentices. It makes sense of course – allowing smaller businesses to increase their workforce at minimal cost, whilst in turn reducing the overall unemployment rate of young people. Yet, from our conversations with some of […]


How £25M Invested from The North East Growth Fund has Impacted the North East

Uploaded by in Our Insight on February 3, 2016


Refill for Beanies as Coffee Company Brings in Second Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on September 23, 2015

The management team at the UK’s leading flavoured coffee company is full of beans after securing a second major investment to help bring the next stage of their development plans to the boil. Beanies The Flavour Co manufactures a growing range of coffees, with 16 instant coffee and […]