Recent Investments Archive

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 […]


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 […]


ACG Compliance making space for growth with new Cramlington training centre

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 9, 2020

A successful Northumberland health & safety training business is giving itself plenty of room to grow with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. ACG Compliance has opened a new 6,000 sq ft training centre on […]


Mesma eyes future growth with North East Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 10, 2020

A specialist Wearside software developer is aiming to scale-up and more than double its client base after winning a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Mesma develops bespoke quality assurance and improvement software which enables clients in the technical […]


Big River Bakery’s investment needs met by NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 15, 2020

A unique community bakery is on the rise after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Newcastle-based Big River Bakery is a social enterprise which specialises in slow ferment, handmade breads, savoury goods and sweet treats made with […]


Laneberg Wine pressing on with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 12, 2020

The North East’s first urban winery is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Laneberg Wine is the UK’s most northerly winery and released its first vintage of white and rosé wines in 2019 […]


Finnmark Sauna growth plans get warm reception from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 1, 2020

A County Durham firm which designs and builds authentic high-end Finnish saunas is looking to steam ahead after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Brothers Jake and Max Newport set up Finnmark Sauna four years ago with […]


Expanding Dunston craft brewery raising a glass to NEL investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 22, 2020

The growth plans of an ambitious North East craft brewery based in a famous location are coming to a head thanks to a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. The Great North Eastern Brewing Company produces a growing range […]