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EW Estates surveying a bright future with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 19, 2021

A Northumberland property firm is looking to build on the firm foundations it has laid during the pandemic with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund.


Northumberland education group applying business knowledge to future growth strategy

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 11, 2021

A Northumberland-headquartered education consultancy is aiming to build on 18 months of accelerated growth with the backing of a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. National Learning Group offers educational support and tutoring services for learners of all ages […]


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 […]


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