Jane Siddle Archive

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 […]


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 […]


Washington manufacturer opens doors to growth with Small Loan Fund backing

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

A long-standing North East manufacturing firm is making plans to expand under new ownership after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Armarium Crown acquired family-owned Crown Doors & Shutters after founder Mike Mersh decided to retire, with […]


North East fashion label designing major growth plans after £250,000 investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on February 10, 2020

An ambitious North East fashion label is scaling up after winning a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Sports-contemporary and urban wear fashion brand Fresh Couture currently sells its growing product range through more than 50 retailers, including […]


Positive Futures scaling up with Growth Capital Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on October 16, 2019

A North East training company is aiming to scale up its operations with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Positive Futures (NE) works with a range of local authorities and further education colleges across […]


Offshore engineering firm expands following management buy out

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on June 17, 2019

A North East-based offshore engineering firm has expanded and rebranded following an impressive 12 months of growth and a management buy-out. Fabricom Offshore Services, which has a history spanning over 30 years, was a subsidiary of French energy group Engie until it became Quanta Fabricom following its acquisition […]


NEL buys into Wesellanycompany.com expansion with Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on June 5, 2019

An online platform which helps regional business owners find buyers for their companies is set to take its brand nationwide with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Founded by well-known North East corporate finance expert […]


Hall & Angus workplace and school programmes win Small Loan Fund investment backing

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

A North East substance and alcohol misuse management company is set to roll out new education programmes for workplaces and schools with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Hall & Angus provides bespoke training and […]


Signs looking good for UK Metalcraft after £150,000 Growth Capital Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on March 11, 2019

A North East trade signage and metal fabrication supplier is investing in new equipment, personnel and factory space after winning a £150,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund UK Metalcraft designs, fabricates and builds the high quality signage used […]


Troynorth developing designs on growth with £30,000 Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 13, 2018

A specialist Northumberland interior design business has sewn up a £30,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund to help it expand its product range, grow its turnover and bring in new customers. Troynorth supplies top quality trimmings, tie backs and […]