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NEIF, old Eng. law. A woman who was born a villain, or a bond woman.

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As well as NEIF, One North East is pumping millions into successful existing investment funds at the same time as drawing up plans to unlock a pounds 125m pot of European cash.
The NEIF funding is giving Econnect the funding to increase that growth rate to more than 50% per annum as the renewables industry takes off.
And while her own English is faultless, her knowledge does not extend to such East Durham words as neif, oxter or thropple (fist, armpit and windpipe).
Now Ridge Media has secured a pounds 75,000 loan from Northern Enterprise's NEIF 3, an pounds 18m investment fund to provide unsecured loans and investment capital to rapidly growing SMEs.
NEIF 3 aims over the next three years to help 330 North-East firms with 58 new business start-ups included in this figure.
NEIF 3 will be formally launched today at Seaham Hall Hotel, County Durham, where businesses which have benefited from the previous rounds of NEIF funding will tell how this investment has been put to good use.