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Mike Heads Home to Boost NEL Fund Managers’ Investment Team

Uploaded by in NEL News on October 28, 2016

A North East finance professional has come home to join regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers’ investment team. Mike Guellard has joined the Newcastle-based firm as an investment executive, and is now part of the team working with businesses looking for investments from the Finance For Business […]


No (Wo)Man is an Island

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 27, 2016

I’m sure everyone running their own business at times feels the isolation of the big job. In fact, recent research by Close Brothers Asset Management shows that many business owners lie awake fretting about how best to develop their business. Underlying this problem is that so few business owners have […]


Contact Centre Software Developer Dials in to Win £300,000 Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on September 28, 2016

A specialist North East software developer is looking to expand both at home and overseas after bringing in a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. EvaluAgent designs software solutions for contact centres which use ‘gamification’ techniques to help ensure customers receive the best […]


New Contracts put Bounce in Jump Management Team’s Step

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 19, 2016

The management team at an ambitious digital brand strategy and design agency is jumping for joy after picking up a succession of new contracts. Newcastle-based JUMP offers the full range of creative design and digital commerce services to a growing roster of regional and national clients, including the […]


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 […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit -Part 4

Uploaded by in Our Insight on August 8, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Bespoke Investment to Help High-End Bike Brand Make Tracks

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on July 26, 2016

A father and son team is riding high after attracting a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to help widen the reach of their high-end cycling business. Ian and Trevor Hughes are the management team behind Vielo Sports Ltd, the sole UK distributor […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit – Part 2

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 14, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Seizing the Opportunities of Brexit – Part 1

Uploaded by in Our Insight on July 11, 2016

In this series of blogs, we will address some of the issues faced by growing owner managed businesses in the brave new world of the UK leaving the EU. What the future holds remains uncertain, however there’s steps you can take to ensure your business is ready to […]


Experienced Business Figures Join NEL Fund Managers’ Investment Committee

Uploaded by in NEL News on June 29, 2016

Two well-known North East businesspeople have been recruited to further strengthen the investment committee at regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers James Robson MBE and Simon Lenney have become part of the team that makes decisions on which investment applications to the Finance For Business North East […]