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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.

Cheese on Coast

Cheese on Coast

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...

Rocket Garden Grows

Rocket Garden Grows

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...

Funding boost for Mappix

Funding boost for Mappix

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...

Bristol Start Up: Up and running

Bristol Start Up: Up and running

Continuing our celebration of the £10 million Start Up Loans milestone, we spoke to Shawnika Sargent, who set up her sports therapy clinic, Up and Running in 2012 thanks to funding from SWIG Finance. The funding enabled her to buy equipment and open new premises on...

Client Case Study: ISO Spaces

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,...

Client Case Study: Clayworks

Client Case Study: Clayworks

Last year's winner of the Microentrepreneur for Sustainability award, Adam Weisman, founder of Clayworks spoke to Responsible Finance about how they developed their business and how funding from SWIG Finance helped them get to where they are today....