About Us

"Our approach to high-return investments is refreshingly straightforward."
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Christopher J Reynolds

Founded in 2009, Invest Northern Counties has a proven track record for identifying high-yield investment opportunities and tax incentives for a carefully-vetted clientele whose individual net worth ranges between £2.5 million and £20 million. We are a safe pair of hands in high-risk investments, delivering an average ROI of 37%.

Invest Northern Counties are able to provide private equity input into the SME sector in a number of forms whether that be loan instrument, equity or convertible loan. Detailed assessment of the target business is made including use of 9 accounting ratio’s, sector analysis, profit and loss, balance sheet and cashflow extract and a detailed pitch document is circulated to the HNW/SI syndicate. Initial interest from each member is then collated and an indicative private equity amount is then given to the investee company. Meetings with syndicate members are then made at a convenient location to both parties and often include the business premises of the target company. At the core of a successful private equity transaction is a strong relationship between syndicate and business which is based on implicit trust. A rifle approach rather than shotgun often dramatically improves conversion ratio of pitch to funding.

Our approach to high-return investments is refreshingly straightforward. We work exclusively with investors whom we share a strong rapport with. We’re committed to always telling it like it is and never over-promise just to close the deal. Our high-achieving clientele appreciate our candour, our ability to think on our feet in this intensely demanding sector, and our proven track record for delivering excellent returns.

Thanks to a ‘tell it like it is’ approach to business, Invest Northern Counties’ founder has worked with many entrepreneurial investors for over two decades. We will never promote an investment opportunity that we wouldn’t feel confident putting our own money into. Our independence means we make our decisions based on what’s best for our investors, not preexisting professional affiliations. After extensive due diligence, we reject approximately 97% of the investment opportunities that are presented to us.

As our name suggests, where possible we favour HMRC-approved financial schemes and tax planning that create employment opportunities in England’s North East, with a particular focus on high-yield industries such as property, film and TV, as well as ethical investment opportunities.

Our clients

We are driven to do the best job possible. We pride ourselves on cultivating lasting client relationships built on trust and mutual respect.

Leveraging business relationships established through decades of working in England’s North East financial industry, Invest Northern Counties launched in 2007 with an impressive roll call of high net worth investors, who enjoy a 37% average ROI.

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Advanced Assurance

AA approval affords investors peace of mind that HMRC has indicated that the scheme meets the qualifying conditions for relief.


HMRC’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS) initiatives offer some of the UK’s most attractive tax incentives.

Bespoke Planning

Invest Northern Counties provides bespoke planning to select high net worth individuals and strategic investors.

Inheritance Tax Mitigation

Invest Northern Counties have the knowledge to help high net worth investors mitigate potential inheritance liability.


Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA) offers incentives to investors who use derelict or unused business properties.

Tax Advice

Different investments receive different treatment according to current taxation, legislation, and HMRC practice.




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Are you a high net worth individual or strategic investor? Contact Invest Northern Counties to learn more about high-yield investment opportunities.