Impact Investing Archive

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 […]


Driving prosperity and environmental sustainability – an impact investors view

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 1, 2019

NEL Fund Managers has been investing for positive impact end economic development in the North East of England for 30 years. We do this by applying positive screening methods to our investment decision making, taking in to account not only the financial returns for our investors but the […]


NEL Fund Managers passes £100m investments value landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on October 1, 2019

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has taken the total amount it has invested in growing regional companies past the £100m mark. NEL Fund Managers has made 847 investments across the North East since being set up in 1989, helping to create and secure thousands of jobs within […]


Impact investing since 1989

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 28, 2019

NEL Fund Managers is an employee owned fund management company, specialising in achieving blended returns and positive impact for our investors. The place-based economic generation funds that we’ve managed over the years, have varied in geography and although our main focus has been on the North East of […]


Hall & Angus workplace and school programmes win Small Loan Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 20, 2019

A North East substance and alcohol misuse management company is set to roll out new education programmes for workplaces and schools with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Hall & Angus provides bespoke training and […]


Impact Investing – Keeping it Local

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 29, 2019

Investing for positive impact, or impact investing, is not entirely new but it’s intention as an investment strategy has certainly gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, leading to an increasing demand from investors everywhere who want more for their money. News and current affairs […]


The North East Growth Fund receives national recognition for its impact on the economy

Uploaded by in NEL News on January 2, 2019

The Finance for Business North East Growth Fund, managed by NEL Fund Managers, has received national recognition for the positive impact it has had on the North East economy. The Fund was acknowledged as an impact award finalist by the Institute of Economic Development (IED), the UK’s leading […]


Growth Fund investments help North East firms bring extra £26.8m into region

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 21, 2018

Dozens of regional firms that secured investments from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund have been able to use them to bring an additional £26.8m of capital investment into the regional economy. Research by NEL Fund Managers has revealed that businesses in receipt of finance from […]


Investing for a sustainable future

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 27, 2018

Sustainability, as defined in the Brundtland Report is ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ In other words, it’s about taking positive action now to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come. […]


Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 10, 2018

Guest blog from Dr Yvonne Gale, CEO of NEL Fund Managers, as published by the Institute of Economic Development I recently attended the IED’s inaugural CPD workshop on inclusive growth where one of the delegates and I had a discussion about the recent independent advisory board report on […]