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Dates for the diary 2018

As we approach the end of the year, we’re taking a look at key events for the diary in 2018. As always, we’ll be supporting the Francis Clark Finance events across the South West region. We’ll also be participating in next year’s Cornwall Business Fair, taking
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Cornwall Start Up: Cabin Fever Productions

As SWIG Finance has passes the £10 million milestone for loans given to new businesses around the South West under the government’s Start Up Loans scheme, we take a look back at some of the businesses across the region we’ve supported in that time. Since 2012, we’ve helped
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Welcoming a new face

Aaron Hamshire with Managing Director John Peters This month we’re pleased to welcome Aaron Hamshire to the SWIG Finance team. Based in our Cornwall office, Aaron has taken on the role of Business Manager, working with both start up and growing businesses that have applied to us
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£10m milestone for Start Up Loans

  This month SWIG Finance announces the remarkable milestone of investing £10 million into new businesses in the South West through the Start Up Loans scheme. Launched in 2012, Start Up Loans provides government- backed loans and free business support for new entrepreneurs and bu
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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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