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SWIG Hosts 21st National CDFI Event

On February 2oth, SWIG Finance hosted the 21st National CDFI Enterprise Lenders Network meeting at the Bristol Marriott Hotel. Bringing together 30 Community Development Finance Institutions from all over the country, the event allows the network to engage in discussion and debate abo
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New Start Up in Glastonbury Thanks to SWIG Finance

Social media expert Jo Friend has set up and launched her own digital marketing business following a £6,000 loan from SWIG Finance. Based in Glastonbury, Jo Friend Digital aims to help small business in Somerset adapt to the growing requirement of companies to take care of their digit
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Somerset Small Business Event

Date 24/03/2015 Time 10am – 4pm Venue Red Brick Building Centre Ltd, Morland Enterprise Park, Morland Road, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9FT Register your free place here SWIG Finance is participating in a brand new event taking place in March at the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury. T
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Back to Basics

You know that you want to grow your business and need investment to do it, but where do you start? Managing Director of SWIG Finance, John Peters gives you the basics of where to look and how to prepare for business funding. Planning for Investment I don’t want to panic you, but we ar
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Seedbed Programme Open for Applications

The Seedbed enterprise fund, providing a package of finance and support to South West social ventures has officially launched and is now open to applications. The programme will offer 50 social entrepreneurs cutting-edge support with the aim of making them stronger and more sustainabl
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Cornwall Business Awards Open

This year sees the 10th Anniversary of the Cornwall Business Awards, offering Cornish businesses a fantastic opportunity to gain recognition for all the hard work and successes during the past year. Presented by Cornwall Development Company, in association with Cornwall Chamber and Bu
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SWIG Capital: Availability of Investment

Availability of investment is key to regional business growth, says SWIG Capital Executive Director, John Berry.   After some difficult years it is great to see the nation’s economy recovering. It is now important that the South West is well-positioned to continue contributing its sha
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£1 Million in Funding Available to South West Businesses

A regional loan fund for small and medium sized businesses has just over £1 million to distribute before the end of December this year. Since it was launched in 2009, Small Loans for Business has supported 200 businesses across the region with nearly £5 million worth of funds. SWIG Fi
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Event: Finance in the South West

Date: Wed, 25/02/2015 Time: 08:00 to 14:00 RSVP Date: Mon, 16/02/2015 Location: Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS   The annual Finance in the South West seminar hosted by Francis Clark is taking place this year on 25th February at Exeter Racecourse. This year th
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SWIG Capital Strengthens Board

South West Investment Group (SWIG) Capital, the fund holding arm of alternative finance provider, South West Investment Group Limited has welcomed two new non-executive directors to their board. Malachy McReynolds and Graham Miller joined existing directors, David Beaumont, Nicky Pool
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