Helping businesses in the South West
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Looking for a business loan in the South West?

If you are looking for a business loan to either start up or grow your business in the South West you can apply to us for a loan.

South West Investment Group (SWIG) is a not-for-profit organisation and member of the Community Development Finance Association and we have been supporting small and medium sized businesses across the south west for over 20 years.

We do not compete with banks but work closely with them to provide our clients with the support they need for the success of their business.

Since 1996 SWIG has delivered £15m in business loan finance to over 1,500 SMEs and business start-ups throughout the south west.

Starting a business?

Start Up Loans with free business advice and mentoring for start ups and new businesses trading less than 1 year.

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Young entrepreneur

Struggling to raise finance?

Loans for new and existing businesses unable to access sufficient finance from the banks and elsewhere.

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Starting a business

Looking to Grow?

Loans for businesses with viable plans for growth unable to secure all the finance needed to put plans into practice.

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Looking to Grow

Our Region

We provide funding to businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Map of South West England


What our clients say...

  • "At first I thought the application was going to be really involved and time consuming but with the help I received from the SWIG Team I was able to complete it quite quickly. The information involving my cash flow forecast and profit and loss accounts was very useful and I still use the same templates now." Lydia Rollings, Elegant Bridal and Occasionwear
    Elegant Bridal and Occasionwear
  • "SWIG were particularly helpful and offered guidance where needed. Once we had submitted the required information for the application it was quickly approved. Throughout the whole process, SWIG have been very helpful." Ben Barker, Hillview Engineering
    Hillview Engineering
  • "SWIG helped me out when no-one else would. The funds helped with setting up my business, we could then afford to rent office space and most importantly start to market and produce our products. If it wasn't for SWIG we wouldn't be where we are today." Dr Simon Jackson- Dr Jackson's
    Dr Jackson's
  • “SWIG Start-Ups has enabled me to realise my ambition to work for myself by creating a company and product that I truly believe in and also has massive market potential.” Ellie Cruse - Eco Kitty
    Eco Kitty
  • “Getting the capital through South West Investment Group has enabled me to invest in the technology and equipment to turn my idea in to a viable business.” - Jon Parr, Bath Leisure Photo Booth
    Bath Leisure Photo Booth
  • “Receiving a Start Up Loan has given me the key to unlock the potential in my business venture. The process was quick, easy and I was really pleased with the amount of help and knowledge SWIG were able to give me.”  - Hannah Gingell, Secret Beautique
    Secret Beautique

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