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Returns from Growth Fund investments pass £25m landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 10, 2018

The financial returns received on regional investments made by fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund have surpassed the £25m mark after almost £5m was added to the pot in the last 12 months. NEL made 146 investments worth a […]


Evaluagent making the right calls with new contract wins

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 7, 2017

A specialist North East software developer is casting its gaze across the Atlantic after picking up four major new contracts and increasing its annual turnover by 20 per cent in the last year. EvaluAgent designs software solutions for contact centres which use ‘gamification’ techniques to help ensure customers […]


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 […]


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 […]


Contact Centre Software Developer Dials in to Win £300,000 Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on September 28, 2016

A specialist North East software developer is looking to expand both at home and overseas after bringing in a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. EvaluAgent designs software solutions for contact centres which use ‘gamification’ techniques to help ensure customers receive the best […]


New Contracts put Bounce in Jump Management Team’s Step

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 19, 2016

The management team at an ambitious digital brand strategy and design agency is jumping for joy after picking up a succession of new contracts. Newcastle-based JUMP offers the full range of creative design and digital commerce services to a growing roster of regional and national clients, including the […]