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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 […]


Aspect Facades aiming high with ambitious expansion plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on April 3, 2019

A high-end County Durham roofing business is aiming to scale up and triple its turnover by the end of next year after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Aspect Facades specialises in the design, supply, installation and […]


Small Loan Fund investment helping Steelcraft shape growth plans both on and offline

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 20, 2019

A County Durham engineering firm which specialises in fashioning ornate and unusual steelwork is aiming to take its turnover past the £2m mark with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Steelcraft designs, manufactures and installs […]


Think Eleven turning up the volume on scale-up plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on February 19, 2019

A County Durham consultancy and software-as-service business 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. Think Eleven specialises in optimising organisational performance through their expertise in training, competence, compliance […]


OneGym Strengthens Teesside Presence With Latest Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on February 27, 2017

A successful County Durham-headquartered fitness business is going from strength to strength after opening its latest gym on Teesside. OneGym has added a 12,000 sq ft fitness facility on the border on Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby to its existing successful branches in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Redcar. […]


Returns from Growth Fund Investments Pass £20M Landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on February 6, 2017

The financial returns received so far on regional investments made by fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund has surpassed the £20m mark well ahead of schedule. Since the Growth Fund launched in early 2010, NEL has made 146 investments […]


Redemption Food Serves up New Product Development and Expansion Plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on September 6, 2016

Plans to develop new products and grow its customers base are on the menu for a County Durham food producer after its new management team brought in significant outside investment to support its expansion. Redemption Food manufactures a range of fresh soups, stews, sauces and fruit toppers which […]


ATAG Ties Up Second Growth Fund Investment to Support New Service Development

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on January 26, 2016

A County Durham cable manufacturer is putting expansion plans into action with the help of a second investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund after turning a threat to the company into an opportunity. ATAG Cable Solutions designs, manufactures, tests and supplies a wide range […]