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Ethical school uniform supplier dressing for success with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on June 29, 2022

The UK’s first ethical school uniform supplier is aiming to quadruple its customer base to one hundred schools after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Etika Clothing supplies ethically sourced uniforms to the UK primary school market […]


Northumberland education group looks East for next stage of growth strategy

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on June 22, 2022

An ambitious Northumberland-headquartered education consultancy is looking to make its mark in the Far East after securing a second six-figure investment from the North East Fund. National Learning Group offers educational support and tutoring services for learners of all ages which are delivered remotely by a fast-expanding network […]


Mark selects NEL for investment support as new engineering business goes for growth

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on June 16, 2022

An experienced Tyneside engineer is taking on the next stage of his entrepreneurial journey with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Mark Ranft set up Select Works to provide CNC precision components to clients […]


The Gaming Hideaway to become a reality in Bishop Auckland with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on May 27, 2022

County Durham is set to get its first Virtual Reality family entertainment centre after the North East entrepreneurs behind the concept secured a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Rachel and Kaiyn Crooks opened their first Gaming Hideaway […]


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 […]