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Micro Business Incentive Scheme

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Cornwall Council has made a total of £100,000 available to micro businesses that operate within the manufacturing sector in Cornwall. Individual investments of £5,000 will be awarded to 20 micro businesses to create a new job or increase hours of an existing employee, which will direc
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Job Role: SWIG Capital Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director, SWIG Capital                                                                   SWIG is a not for profit organisation and member of the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) providing loan finance to small and medium sized businesses which cannot acce
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BOOST Neighbourhood Finance Bristol Launch

BOOST Neighbourhood Finance’s official launch is taking place at Barton Hill Settlement in Bristol  with an event open to all on Tuesday 30th September at Barton Hill Settlement in the Lawrence Hill area of Bristol. The project is all about finance, with the aim of working with people
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Microcredit Loan Fund Supports Torbay Business

LOANS worth more than £1 million have been delivered from the South West Microcredit Fund to businesses across the South West that have been unable to access all of the finance they require from the usual sources. The Microcredit fund, which is managed and delivered by the South West
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SWIG Become Cornwall Chamber Partner

The Cornwall Chamber has introduced new business partners including SWIG Finance, which received their certificate at the August Chamber breakfast at the Penventon Hotel in Redruth along with two other new partners and eight renewing their relationship with the organisation. Cornwall
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SWIG Start Ups in the Press

Successful SWIG Start Ups applicant, Sarah Burghard has appeared in the press following the launch of her business Sarah Burghard Designs. Sarah, whose great-great-great grandfather William Ball set up specialist warp knitting firm Baltex in Derbyshire in the 1830s, is launching Sarah
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CDFA Launches Finding Finance Website

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The Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) has launched the Finding Finance website designed to make it easier for businesses and consumers to access finance in a fair, affordable and socially responsible way. The national network of CDFA members, known as Community Developm
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Finance for Business Growth: Torbay

South Devon businesses are invited to find out more about sources of finance and growing their business at the upcoming Finance for Growth event. Taking place at Paignton Innovation Centre on Wednesday 17th September, the Finance for Growth event  is being organised by the Business Fi
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Bournemouth Business takes South West Microcredit Fund over £1 Million Lent.

A Bournemouth business has taken the South West Microcredit Fund, part financed by Competitiveness European Regional Development Fund and delivered by SWIG Finance over £1 Million lent across the region. Launched in July 2010 the fund aims to support start up and existing businesses i
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20,000 Businesses Supported with Start Up Loan

The government’s Start Up Loan Scheme has reached a milestone, now having supported 20,000 businesses across the country and is two-thirds towards its goal of supporting 30,000 businesses by 2015. Olivier Vergnault reported in the Western Morning News that in total Cornish busin
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