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New products in pipeline as Orcalight shines on Blue Planet once again

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 4, 2017

A specialist North East manufacturer is looking to build on its international underwater success by targeting new markets with new products. Orcalight manufactures the world’s most powerful dive light, which is the main light to have been used in the filming of the BBC’s forthcoming landmark natural history […]


Career Investment for Mark with Move to NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in NEL News on May 25, 2017

Regional fund management NEL Fund Managers has added three decades of financial industry experience to its team with the appointment of Mark Wharton. Mark has joined NEL as a portfolio executive after almost 30 years with the Co-operative Bank in the North East, the last 25 of which […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]