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NEL investment inspires ambitious growth plans for Northumberland HR firm

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 18, 2022

A North East human resources consultancy is looking to grow both at home and abroad after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Inspired HR offers the full range of outsourced HR services, with packages tailored according to […]


Formula Plastics renews NEL investment relationship as part of new scale-up strategy

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 12, 2022

A County Durham injection moulding firm has renewed its longstanding relationship with the North East’s most active business investor as part of its plans to double its turnover by the end of next year. Formula Plastics has worked with NEL Fund Managers to bring in a £100,000 investment […]


Jane and Mike earn investment team promotions with NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 20, 2022

Two key members of the investment team at the North East’s longest-standing business investor have earned promotions on the back of the impact of their work with growing companies across the region. Jane Siddle and Mike Guellard have been made senior investment executives at NEL Fund Managers after […]


MESMA developing ambitious growth plans with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on April 12, 2022

A specialist North East ‘software as a service’ firm is programming its own ambitious expansion plans after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Mesma offers a comprehensive quality assurance platform that is used by educational institutions, […]


Fabric Academy looks to broaden global reach with North East Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on April 4, 2022

A North East marketing training academy is aiming to expand its global reach with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Fabric Academy creates and delivers webinars and courses for marketers at all stages of their […]


YourFilm scripting next chapter of growth story after early exit from NEL investment

Uploaded by in Success Stories on March 24, 2022

A successful North East video production company is scripting the next chapter of its growth story after exiting a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund ahead of schedule. YourFilm produces TV commercials, promotional videos and training films for a […]


Safety first for NEL with investment in Cherry Parts’ online growth plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 14, 2022

A family-owned fire safety firm is aiming to double its turnover by reaching new markets with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Cherry Parts has been successfully supplying fire protection equipment to trade customers from […]


NEL investments key to Maxim’s success

Uploaded by in Success Stories on March 8, 2022

Maxim Facilities Management has been working with the North East’s most active business investor, NEL Fund Managers, since 2013 as a key strand of its continuing growth strategy. NEL provides tailored funding solutions to ambitious small and medium-sized businesses right across North East England, and since being set […]


New ‘Net Zero Changemakers’ programme set to boost North East low carbon agenda

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 1, 2022

A new business support programme is set to help North East firms working on low carbon and sustainable projects take their next steps forward. The Net Zero Changemakers programme is designed to identify and support innovative businesses across the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area who are creating […]


OES Group lays deep foundations for growth with North East Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on February 23, 2022

A specialist North East manufacturer is aiming to make a global impact with its unique sustainable offshore industry technology with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. OES Group designs, manufactures and supplies cathodic protection and […]