FFP_Finance

There are many sources of private and public finance available to companies in the region.

A range of financial assistance options are on offer to companies at different stages of the investment process, from early stage to new technology and high growth.

British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

The industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK.
www.bvca.co.uk

Capital North East (Regional Venture Capital Fund)

Covers Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and part of North Yorkshire (including Middlesborough). Companies may be able to access government schemes, including location-based funding, as well as grants and tax credits for undertaking research and development. Financial assistance is also available to support companies submitting bids to access European Framework Programme funds.
www.nel.co.uk

Scottish Equity Partners

A leading venture capital and growth equity investor investing in early stage companies and more established companies looking to build scale and momentum.
www.sep.co.uk

MVM Life Science Partners

A leading venture capital firm that invests in technologies and products for the life science and healthcare markets.
www.mvmlifescience.com

Business Angels

Business Investors’ Group (BiG): BiG is able to provide equity funding from £10,000 to £1 million and more. BiG will help businesses of any size, and it will syndicate with other financial partners to offer the best total, balanced-funding package. BiG’s operating area is primarily in the North East of England, from Northumberland south through Tyne & Wear and County Durham, to Teesside and North Yorkshire.

No Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) business sector is excluded from the opportunity in attracting investment funds from the Business Investment Group. BiG provides equity finance and business support expertise to established owner-managers, or potential managers, who can demonstrate growth potential, coupled with good management skills or an established track record.
www.big-angels.co.uk

Corporate Finance

Schroders

Manage assets on behalf of large corporate, local authority, central government and charitable entities as well as on behalf of individuals, via mutual funds and investment trusts.
www.schroders.com

Corporate Finance Network

Provide SMEs and owner managed businesses with comprehensive and practical business advice.
www.corporatefinance.org.uk

Public Sector

North East Finance

Provides vital investment to hundreds of fast-growing SMEs to increase the momentum of business enterprise and SME development.
www.northeastfinance.org

North East Access to Finance

Provides information on the comprehensive range of support on offer for businesses and start ups in the North East.
www.nea2f.co.uk/find-finance

NSTAR

A new holding fund has been established with investments from the European Investment Bank, European Regional Development Fund and One North East.
www.nstarfinance.com

Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Is leading work across government to develop a more balanced and sustainable model for growth.
www.biz.gov.uk

View More Public Sector Finance Sources

Durham County Council

www.durham.gov.uk

Darlington Borough Council

www.darlington.gov.uk

Hartlepool Borough Council

www.hartlepool.gov.uk

Middlesbrough Council

www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Northumberland Country Council

www.northumberland.gov.uk

Redcar & Cleveland Council

www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Stockton-on-tees

www.stockton.gov.uk

Gateshead Council

www.gateshead.gov.uk

Newcastle City Council

www.newcastle.gov.uk

North Tyneside Council

www.northtyneside.gov.uk

South Tyneside Council

www.southtyneside.info

Sunderland City Council

www.investinsunderland.co.uk
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