Our Insight Archive

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


COVID-19 : An update from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Our Insight, NEL News on March 25, 2020

During these difficult times we would like to assure our portfolio businesses, investors and stakeholders that the NEL team are working to support you. We have had many conversations with portfolio businesses in recent days and would like to applaud their positive attitudes and resilience throughout this situation. […]


Driving prosperity and environmental sustainability – an impact investors view

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 1, 2019

NEL Fund Managers has been investing for positive impact end economic development in the North East of England for 30 years. We do this by applying positive screening methods to our investment decision making, taking in to account not only the financial returns for our investors but the […]


Impact investing since 1989

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 28, 2019

NEL Fund Managers is an employee owned fund management company, specialising in achieving blended returns and positive impact for our investors. The place-based economic generation funds that we’ve managed over the years, have varied in geography and although our main focus has been on the North East of […]


Impact Investing – Keeping it Local

Uploaded by in Our Insight on March 29, 2019

Investing for positive impact, or impact investing, is not entirely new but it’s intention as an investment strategy has certainly gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, leading to an increasing demand from investors everywhere who want more for their money. News and current affairs […]


Investing for a sustainable future

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 27, 2018

Sustainability, as defined in the Brundtland Report is ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ In other words, it’s about taking positive action now to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come. […]