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Introducing the SWIG Start Up Resource Centre

  When you’re starting a business there’s a lot to learn and with the new SWIG Start Up Resource Centre, you can access information from the experts for free, whenever you need it. Find information on Starting Up, Tax,  Business law, Planning, Finance and more. If you
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Join the SWIG Team: We’re Hiring!

SWIG is a not-for-profit company providing business finance throughout the South West. We are a leading Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) and a key Delivery Partner of the Government-backed Start Up Loan Scheme. We are seeking to appoint a Start Up Loans Client Manager.
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SWIG Clients in the Press

Redruth-based Cornwall Design and Print have been successful in accessing funding from SWIG Finance to invest in business development. Jamie Stephens, founder of Cornwall Design and Print, studied a degree in Graphic Design at Falmouth University and is an experienced designer. Operat
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SWIG Start Ups In the Press

SWIG Start Up applicant Luke Baghdadi who set up his business, Charlie Noble, with financial support from a Start Up Loan has appeared in the press this month. Cotswold Life Business Magazine featured Luke Baghdadi and his business journey. See a snippet below or read the full digital
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US Delegates Visit SWIG

A group from Westminster visited Bristol to see the success of businesses following support from SWIG Finance. US Delegates from the Global Entrepreneurship Collective in Milwaukee came to the city following an invitation to the UK by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Ian
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Best in Business Award for SWIG Start Up Recipient

The Start Up Loan Company’s national award for the Best in Business 2013 has been won by SWIG Start Up applicant Lucy Roberson. 26-year-old Lucy from St Agnes in Cornwall got the idea for starting her own business after a tragic accident where her horse was critically injured af
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Christmas Message from SWIG

Dear All, The SWIG Team will be on holiday from 24th December at midday until January 2nd, when we will deal with all enquiries, emails and applications. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best wishes, John Peters and Team Manager Director, SWIG
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Growth Funding for Cornish Business

SWIG Finance for Newlyn-based textile manufacturer Betty Boyns produces vintage textile designs and kitchen items and since being founded by Paula Nichols in 2011, has gained a growing reputation on the national stage for producing quality fabrics. The growth has been fuelled by a £12
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Video: Cornwall Camper Company

Jess Ratty started the Cornwall Camper Company with support from a SWIG Start Up Loan. With an award winning year, including a visit to Number 10, the Cornwall Camper Company is going from strength to strength. Could this be you this time next year? Put you business idea into practice
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Clayworks Win Excellence in Innovation Award

Cornwall-based company Clayworks, is celebrating after winning the Excellence in Innovation award, sponsored by the RBS Group, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Awards 2013. The Chamber Awards, now in the 10th anniversary year, is one of the showpiece events i
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