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Jules B fashions enhanced online retail strategy with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on April 8, 2021

One of the North East’s best-known fashion names is stepping up its online show with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund Jules B is one of the UK’s most recognised and respected independent […]


Nourish Bud wins NEL investment backing with vegan recipe for national success

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

A young couple who have turned their passion for vegan food and healthy living into a successful small business are set to spread their wings with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Rebecca and Luke […]


Ion creating careers for young North East recruits with first intake to new training programme

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on March 11, 2021

The first entrants to a new graduate academy programme set up by a North East business technology firm have started their training and taken jobs with the firm. ION Industries specialises in providing cloud accounting, billing and revenue delivery services to mid-market companies in a range of market […]


Gateshead civil engineers taking centre stage with second investment from North East Fund

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Sceme, Growth Capital Fund on March 4, 2021

A longstanding North East civil engineering firm is taking greater control of its future after winning a second investment from the £120m North East Fund. G&B Civil Engineering provides civil engineering, construction, drainage and maintenance services for a wide range of well-known public and private sectors organisations, as […]


Washington manufacturer opens doors to growth with Small Loan Fund backing

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

A long-standing North East manufacturing firm is making plans to expand under new ownership after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Armarium Crown acquired family-owned Crown Doors & Shutters after founder Mike Mersh decided to retire, with […]


Sunnyside Recruitment looks to Middle East for healthcare sector opportunities

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on February 10, 2021

A North East recruitment agency is looking to make healthy progress in new overseas markets with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Sunnyside Recruitment has primarily focused on the hospitality and catering sectors since being […]


Depend Group’s new owners adapting growth plans with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 2, 2021

A successful North East adaptive living business is going for growth after a change of ownership with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Dolphin Stairlifts (North East) and Shape Adaptations have been bought by […]


Sub-surface testing firm going for growth with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on January 25, 2021

An expanding County Durham ground investigation business is aiming to more than double its turnover over the next 12 months with the help of a second investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Exploration & Testing Associates (ETA) opened a […]


Tonne up for NEL Fund Managers with 100th Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 24, 2020

The North East longest-standing business investor has ended the year by making its 100th investment from one of the two elements of the £120m North East Fund that it manages. NEL Fund Managers is responsible for investing the £9m North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional […]


Advertise1 putting itself in the spotlight with Small Loan Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 17, 2020

A Tyneside web design and digital marketing agency is scaling up and creating new jobs with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Advertise1 provides a range of marketing communications services to clients across the North […]