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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.  
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SWIG Finance partner with Cornwall Chamber

SWIG Finance has remained a Business Partner of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce for 2017 – 2018 and was awarded with a certificate from Chief Executive, Kim Conchie at a recent Chamber breakfast event.   Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber, Kim Conchie says: “Cornwall Ch
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Funding success for A Cleaner Generation

A Cleaner Generation, launched in 2014 by Paul Wheeler and Chris Pound is one of the latest growing businesses to receive funding from SWIG Finance. The St Agnes-based business, one of the largest solar panel cleaning companies in the UK has significantly improved its productivity wit
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Banking on the Responsible Finance Sector

BankingFutures, an initiative made up of senior banking leaders, investors, financial reform experts and civil society representatives which has been researching SME Access to Finance over the last year has just published its findings. Their report, “Banking Small Businesses: Forging
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£10m Milestone Generates £37m for the South West

SWIG Finance reached the impressive milestone of having invested £10m into 1,200 local start-ups and growing SMEs over the last three years. Not only did this investment help create and safeguard over 1,500 jobs in the South West during that period, but according to industry standard
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We’re hiring: join our team

Are you an experienced small business lender? Are you passionate about providing local SMEs with access to finance? Business Manager – Devon/Somerset Salary £35,700 SWIG Finance is an established Responsible Finance Provider operating throughout the South West. We wish to recruit some
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SWIG Finance partners with AskIf

At the end of June, SWIG Finance joined the Fintech revolution by moving onto a fully online loan management platform through Ask If Inclusive Finance. The Ask If platform has been developed in collaboration with three other founding Responsible Finance Providers operating in other pa
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Further funding for Bristol business

Bristol business, UKD Auto has received further funding to propel their business growth. Launched in 2015 by siblings, Holly and Luke Arnold (21 and 22) the business specialises in the restoration of classic vehicles with a particular focus on German cars such as Volkswagen, Porsche a
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SWIG Finance strengthens board

Regional Responsible Finance provider, SWIG Finance has restructured its board and appointed three new directors. Jonathan Johns, Christine Allison and Jaya Chakrabarti strengthen the SWIG Finance board joining existing board members, David Savill, Partner and Head of Corporate and Bu
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Start up funding for swimwear company

A Cornish swimwear company has launched thanks to funding from SWIG Finance. Bodds, founded by Claire Scipio from Roche creates fashionable, yet supportive swimwear for teenager girls. Claire says: “The idea for Bodds started after a traumatic shopping trip with my daughter who
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