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Start Up Launched Thanks to SWIG Funding

Plymouth-based web designer, Daniel Kempe has teamed up with Bristol-based colleague, Matthew Spurr to start branding business, Infinite Visions. Backed by two government-funded Start Up loans from SWIG Finance of £4,500 each, the pair have worked from home offices but managed to deve
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Plymouth’s Urban Enterprise Scheme Extended

The Urban Enterprise Scheme, a project to help set up new businesses in Plymouth, jointly funded by Plymouth City Council and the European Regional Development Fund has been extended. Delivered by partners Working Links, Outset Plymouth and SWIG Finance, the projects provides free tai
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ISO Spaces Wins Ignite 2014

                                                                                                                   ISO Spaces Oyster Bar Cornwall-based ISO Spaces, launched in April 2013 by Ben Treleaven and Gregg Curtis, designs and manufacturers high specification bespoke modular bu
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Exeter Business Started with SWIG Funding

Local residents of St Thomas have welcomed the recently opened Apple Blossom Café to their area following a loan and business support from the government-backed Start Up Loan Scheme. Launched by experienced local chef, 33-year-old Jason Turton in July 2014, the café has sought to stan
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Social Entrepreneurs to Benefit from £600K Fund

A South West partnership led by the Dartington Hall Trust is offering 50 social entrepreneurs in the South West a new finance and support package, part-funded by the Cabinet office, to make them stronger and more sustainable. Innovative social ventures with high growth potential are i
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Record Lending for SWIG Marks 25 Years

SWIG celebrated 25 years of operation this month with an event at Trelissick Gardens in Cornwall with speakers at the event including Ben Hughes, CEO of the Community Development Finance Association, David Beaumont, South West Area Director of SME banking for Lloyds and Toby Parkins,
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25 years of South West Investment Group

This year SWIG is celebrating 25 years of supporting South West businesses. The infographic below shows some of the facts and figures about SWIG and our achievements in the last 25 years.
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Regional Growth Fund for South West Businesses

More than £40m is available to SMEs, micro sized businesses, and social enterprises in England through Regional Growth Fund – and the South West is being encouraged to get its fair share. The Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) is calling on South West based businesses to
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Cotswold Life Business Features Start Up Success

SWIG Start Up success story, Sarah Burghard appears in the November issue of Cotswold Life Business, available to buy now. Sarah, whose great-great-great grandfather William Ball set up specialist warp knitting firm Baltex in Derbyshire in the 1830’s, is launching Sarah Burghard
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Finance for Growth Event: Barnstaple

This event is one of a series being run across the Heart of the South West, designed to provide an introduction to the current, increasingly diversified sources of finance for business. This Finance for Growth and GAIN Growth Hub event is taking place in Barnstaple on Tuesday 21st Oct
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