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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 […]


Elvet Recruitment building for the future with North East Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on August 12, 2021

A specialist County Durham recruitment agency that began life in lockdown is building for the future after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Elvet Recruitment began trading on 4 January, the day on which the third national […]


NEL Fund Managers invests £6.6m in North East firms through pandemic

Uploaded by in NEL News on August 2, 2021

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has provided more than £6.6m to regional firms during the pandemic in support of their growth and development plans. NEL Fund Managers has invested an average of more than £1.3m every quarter in businesses across Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham […]


NEL Fund Managers begins lending under Recovery Loan Scheme

Uploaded by in NEL News on July 20, 2021

The North East’s longest-standing business investor is looking to further increase the number of regional firms with which it works after being confirmed as an accredited provider for the government’s new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). NEL Fund Managers has been accredited under RLS by the British Business Bank […]


Troo energising job creation plans with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Sceme, Growth Capital Fund on July 6, 2021

Sunderland based energy business, Troo, secured loan funding for expansion from the North East Growth Capital Fund managed by NEL Fund Managers


Sell smarter and faster

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 1, 2021

Guest blog from ION Industries Are you struggling to maximise your sales opportunities? Do you suffer from a long and drawn out sales process which is hampering growth? With increased competition, small numbers of leads and long sales cycles, building a sales pipeline can be a huge challenge […]


An overview of NEL’s impact on the North East in the year ending 31st March 2021

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 28, 2021


3 ways AI is guiding finance leaders to success

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 25, 2021

Guest blog from ION Industries Finance leaders around the globe are currently utilising machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyse data and automate processes at every level – allowing more resources to be dedicated to strategic tasks. Large and small business entities throughout the globe are […]