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Non Executive Director Role

Non-Executive Director, SWIG Finance                                                                                 SWIG is a not for profit organisation which provides loan finance to small and medium sized businesses who cannot access sufficient funding from banking or other source
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Access to Finance: how Responsible Finance Providers are making a difference

Although the mainstream lending market has undoubtedly improved for small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) since the financial crisis and subsequent recession, many SMEs applying for finance are still being rejected. The British Business Bank reported last year that almost 100,000
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Citi award nominations for SWIG clients

  The Cornish business community is celebrating a double first with the news that two local entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the upcoming Citi Foundation Microentrepreneurship Awards in Cardiff. Ben Treleaven of ISO Spaces and Adam Weisman of Clayworks were shortlisted aft
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Finance in the South West Events

SWIG Finance will be joining  other finance providers and advisors at the 5th annual PKF Francis Clark Finance in the South West event and the inaugural Finance in Dorset event. The events take the format of short, sharp presentations from sources of grant, debt and equity as well as
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Get your business investment ready

In the December issue of Business Cornwall magazine, SWIG Finance offers some advice on getting your business ready for investment. Whether just starting up or looking to grow, most businesses will at some point need to raise external funding to get themselves to the next level. There
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Start Up Loan ‘invaluable’ for Plymouth business

It’s been four years since the launch of the government-backed Start Up Loans Scheme in 2012. As the South West’s contracted Delivery Partner since the beginning, SWIG Finance reached a major milestone this autumn investing over £6.75m into more than 1,000 start-ups across the region.
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December Finance Drop In

SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Tuesday 6 December 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The next Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Tuesday 6 December at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre about their busin
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FCA accreditation for SWIG Finance

  SWIG Finance has been awarded full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its regulated lending activities. The FCA has been responsible for regulating the consumer credit industry since 2014, when it took over the role from the Office of Fair Trading. As
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Funding boost for Buttermilk

Buttermilk fudge
Buttermilk Confectionery is the latest business to receive investment from SWIG Finance. The Bodmin-based fudge and confectionery producer sought funding in order to expand its premises and streamline their production processes while retaining their artisan methods. The Cornish family
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Cornwall Finance Drop In

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SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Thursday 3 November 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The next Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Thursday 3 November at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre about their bus
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