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Case Studies

Be inspired by some of our client’s experience and business stories. Watch our videos or read case studies of some of our successful clients below to see the support we provide across the South West.

Client Case Study: ISO Spaces

Co-founder of one of Cornwall’s fastest growing companies, Ben Treavleven of ISO Spaces last year won he Microentrepreneur for Growth at the national Microentrepreneurship awards. Along with his business partner, Gregg Curtis, Treleaven launched ISO Spaces in 2013, having left finance jobs in London to start the business in Cornwall. Designing and manufacturing modular buildings from recycled shipping containers, the business has quickly progressed following initial loan funding from SWIG Finance, and has recently raised a further £450,000 equity investment through a crowd funding source.

CIOSIF Loan to Help Ethical Homeware Designer Grow

CIOSIF Loan to Help Ethical Homeware Designer Grow

A manufacturer and distributor of ethical and environmentally responsible homeware products is the latest business to receive funding support from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF), with an £80,000 loan made up of £35,000 from CIOSIF and...

Investment fund backs Cornish boat building business

Investment fund backs Cornish boat building business

Cornish start-up, Henderson Fletcher Yachts, has received a £39,500 loan from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) to support its boat building business. The Gweek-based firm will manufacture high end, sail-powered yachts and motor cruisers to...

Mappix receive prestigious award

Mappix receive prestigious award

Abbigail Ellis who is from The Isles of Scilly had an ambition to run her own business in the community she grew up in.  Utilising her skills and experience in catering she is now opening a Café and Deli on the main island of St Marys. To realise this dream additional...

Cheese on Coast

Cheese on Coast

A Cornish business has been recognised at a national level by the Start Up Loans Company with the prestigious Start Up Loans ‘Business of the Year’ award. Mappix, launched in 2015 by Charity Wilson from Penzance, was entered for the awards by SWIG Finance, the South...

Rocket Garden Grows

Rocket Garden Grows

A couple from the Midlands left their old lives behind and moved to St Ives in order to launch their own business and create a better life for themselves. Nick and Claire Gane left thirty year careers in Construction Management and Nursing and re-trained in cheese...

Funding boost for Mappix

Funding boost for Mappix

When Mike Kitchen first started growing his own vegetables at home he was trying to emulate the classic TV series The Good Life. “A lot of people talk about trying it but I thought I’d really give it a go and what I discovered was that growing vegetables is actually...

Bristol Start Up: Up and running

Bristol Start Up: Up and running

A new software platform launched by a Cornish entrepreneur has received a funding boost from SWIG Finance. The software platform called Mappix is designed to help teachers, children and schools, providing accurate assessments and reducing paperwork. Charity Wilson, 38...