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Lylalife set for significant scale up with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 23, 2021

An ambitious North East continence product supplier will be taking to the national airwaves in the new year with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Lylalife supplies a range of high-quality urinary incontinence products which […]


Cramlington engineers aiming to build on strong start with NEL investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 8, 2021

A new Northumberland engineering business is aiming to build on a strong start with the backing of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Advanced Composites Engineering was formed at the start of the year by a team of […]


Demonstrating visible good practice through Code membership

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 28, 2021

Our story is simple – NEL Fund Managers were aware of the need for small businesses to be paid promptly through our work, financing growing small businesses. We regularly see how unreliable and slow customer payments can hold back a business and create cashflow problems. Time spent chasing […]


TGA engineers future growth plans with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Sceme, Growth Capital Fund on October 26, 2021

A successful North East consulting engineering firm is set to expand and create new jobs after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. TGA Consulting Engineers designs mechanical and electrical services for a wide variety of new […]


EW Estates surveying a bright future with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 19, 2021

A Northumberland property firm is looking to build on the firm foundations it has laid during the pandemic with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund.


Northumberland education group applying business knowledge to future growth strategy

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 11, 2021

A Northumberland-headquartered education consultancy is aiming to build on 18 months of accelerated growth with the backing of a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. National Learning Group offers educational support and tutoring services for learners of all ages […]


Can SMEs lead the North East’s low carbon agenda?

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 29, 2021

In just over a month, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) will begin in Glasgow. The widely awaited summit will bring together country leaders, dignitaries and environmental experts to discuss climate issues and mitigation strategies on a global scale. Complimentary to these governmental decisions and […]


Tea time in Consett as local couple bring Gatsby glamour to new vintage venue

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 9, 2021

A touch of Great Gatsby glamour is set to descend on a County Durham town with the opening of a stylish new vintage tearoom. Sarah and Anthony Patterson are opening Patterson’s Vintage Tearooms on Middle Street in Consett this weekend after turning a personal passion for vintage china […]


Scream For Pizza opens new base on Newcastle Quayside

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 2, 2021

A successful Newcastle pizza brand is set to make a big splash by the Tyne this weekend with the official opening of its latest city venue. Scream For Pizza will be launching its new ‘grab and go’ pizza and ice cream outlet at 31 Quayside, directly across the […]


Gap Ice turning heat up on recycling plant expansion plans with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Sceme, Growth Capital Fund on August 18, 2021

A market-leading North East recycling business is scaling up its operating capacity and turnover targets with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund Gap Ice runs the UK’s most modern refrigerator recycling plant at its […]