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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

The North East Fund – One year on

Date: 19 June 2019 08:30 - 10:00

Type: Business and Industry

Organiser: ICAEW, NorSCA

The North East Fund is one year old – Join us for important updates of where we are now.

If you are an advisor to local business in the North East then this is an event not to be missed. There are plenty of investment opportunites for business in the North East.

Event information

The North East Fund is a £120m investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. There are five funds – each with a different investment focus to suit the needs of SMEs depending on the sector in which they operate. Join us for breakfast to find out what the funds are and what investments can be made in the North East. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet the fund managers who will be able to explain their funding criteria.


James Callaghan, ICAEW regional director – role of finance in boosting the local economy, how members and their clients could benefit from engaging with these funds
Jason Hobbs, The North East Fund Limited –
role of funds in NELEP economy, structure of funds

Panel of local fund managers – one year on … what have the fund managers seen? what businesses are getting funded? key takeaways for advisors?

Yvonne Gale, NEL Fund Managers – Small Loan Fund and Growth Capital Fund
Rick Chanley, Northstar Ventures –
Innovation Fund
Ian Wilson, Mercia Fund Managers –
Venture Fund
Michael Dickins, Maven Capital Partners – Development Capital Fund
Mark Wilockson, British Business Bank – Start-up Loans and Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund for members or with clients in Teesside and Cumbria

The Panel Q&A will be chaired by James Callaghan, ICAEW

Rate Cost
Price No Charge

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How to book

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