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Start Up Loans Success

Start Up Loans Success

Since its launch in 2012 the Start Up Loans Fund has invested in more than 55,000 business ideas with more than £400 million in loans nationally. SWIG Finance has been the South West delivery partner for the fund since the beginning supporting fledgling businesses...
SWIG Finance launches new South West fund

SWIG Finance launches new South West fund

SWIG Finance has launched its first loan fund using the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme (EFG) and Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR) with investment from Triodos Bank. The loan fund, worth £1.5m, will support an estimated 30 SMEs in the South West that...
New base in Bristol for SWIG Finance team

New base in Bristol for SWIG Finance team

After 26 years at The Coach House in Upper York Street, SWIG Finance’s Bristol team has made the move to new offices in Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh. SWIG Finance are in good company at Leigh Court, which is also the home of Business West, the region’s largest...
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...