SWIG Finance is delighted to announce that new recruit, Lisa Pressland, has joined their busy Start Up Loans Team.

Based in SWIG’s head office in Truro, Lisa joins the team as Start Up Loans Officer and will be supporting new and early-stage businesses with access to finance.

Lisa Pressland

Lisa, who has a background in hospitality and financial services, previously managed operations for various pubs across the South West and beyond. Lisa also ran her own catering business for several years.

Before starting up her own business, Lisa had an extensive career in financial services, having worked for Standard Life, specialising in resolving customer complaints.

Of her appointment, Lisa said “I really enjoy working in customer-facing roles and so this role sounds like the perfect challenge for me. As Start Up Loans Officer, I am looking forward to helping other entrepreneurs bring their business plans to life. I am delighted to be part of the SWIG Finance Team”

SWIG’s Start Up Loans Team Leader, Mark Thayre, commented “Having a background in financial services as well as experience running her own business means that Lisa has a unique skill set. A high proportion of our customer base runs hospitality businesses, so Lisa’s wealth of knowledge will be really valuable when providing support and guidance to our customers.”

About SWIG Finance

SWIG Finance is a non-profit company that supports viable South West businesses that can’t secure sufficient funding from their bank. By empowering underserved SMEs to overcome their financial barriers, we are working to create a more balanced financial ecosystem.

We’re growing every year. In 2021/22, we lent £10.8m to 502 businesses, helping to create and secure over 1,000 jobs and generate £32.3m. For more information visit https://www.swigfinance.co.uk/social-impact-report-2022/

If you’d like an informal chat about your funding requirements, get in touch with our friendly and professional team to see how we can help: info@swigfinance.co.uk / 01872 227 930.