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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


New Scream for Pizza base on Newcastle Quayside as business expands with NEL backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on June 17, 2021

A successful North East pizza brand is aiming to take a bigger slice of the Newcastle food market with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Scream For Pizza is set to open a new ‘grab […]


Play time at upgraded Mister Twister’s thanks to North East Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 26, 2021

A popular Gateshead play centre is reopening after a significant upgrade thanks to a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Michael and Samantha Taylor acquired Mister Twister’s Jump Centre in Follingsby Park after returning to Samantha’s native North East […]


Printable pressure sensor technology wins North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 20, 2021

Printable pressure sensor technology developed in the North East is set to be rolled out into a range of new markets with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. HP1 Technologies develops sensor systems that measure and collect […]


Sunderland’s Asbestos Audit looking to clean up after winning North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on April 27, 2021

A specialist asbestos management firm is aiming to create up to a dozen new jobs this year after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Asbestos Audit acts as both a main and sub-contractor on asbestos-related projects of […]


Nourish Bud wins NEL investment backing with vegan recipe for national success

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 23, 2021

A young couple who have turned their passion for vegan food and healthy living into a successful small business are set to spread their wings with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Rebecca and Luke […]


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 […]


Tonne up for NEL Fund Managers with 100th Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 24, 2020

The North East longest-standing business investor has ended the year by making its 100th investment from one of the two elements of the £120m North East Fund that it manages. NEL Fund Managers is responsible for investing the £9m North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional […]