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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 […]


OneGym strengthens position in North East fitness market with latest NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 15, 2022

A strong relationship with the North East’s most active business investor has helped a County Durham-headquartered gym business open its latest fitness facility – and to start making plans for where it goes next. OneGym has used a £300,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported […]


Growth narrative to the fore as marketing agency secures six-figure North East Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 8, 2022

A newly-formed North East full service marketing agency is aiming to take on the biggest in the business with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund Newcastle-based communications agencies Different and Narrative Integrated Communications recently […]


Nudge Minds thinking of growth plans after securing second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on January 21, 2022

Two North East entrepreneurs are looking to grow a second successful education sector business with the help of a further five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Brian Mair and Diego Melo worked with regional fund management firm NEL Fund […]


Exploration & Testing Associates aiming high with third North East Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on January 11, 2022

A market-leading North East ground investigation and materials testing business is aiming to break through the two million pound turnover barrier in 2022 with the help of a third investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Exploration & Testing Associates […]


NEL Fund Managers injects over £5.5m into North East firms in busiest ever investment year

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 21, 2021

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has made investments worth a total of over £5.5m in regional firms during what has been its busiest ever investment year. NEL Fund Managers has complete 61 separate investments in businesses across Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham during 2021, at […]


Cake maker Autumn mixes magical ingredients to secure North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 14, 2021

A talented jewellery-designer-turned-cake-maker is bringing a little sparkle to her Northumberland home town in time for Christmas with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Autumn Rabbitts has been running a bespoke cake-making business from her […]