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Start Up Loan ‘invaluable’ for Plymouth business

It’s been four years since the launch of the government-backed Start Up Loans Scheme in 2012. As the South West’s contracted Delivery Partner since the beginning, SWIG Finance reached a major milestone this autumn investing over £6.75m into more than 1,000 start-ups across the region.
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December Finance Drop In

SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Tuesday 6 December 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The next Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Tuesday 6 December at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre about their busin
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FCA accreditation for SWIG Finance

  SWIG Finance has been awarded full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its regulated lending activities. The FCA has been responsible for regulating the consumer credit industry since 2014, when it took over the role from the Office of Fair Trading. As
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Funding boost for Buttermilk

Buttermilk fudge
Buttermilk Confectionery is the latest business to receive investment from SWIG Finance. The Bodmin-based fudge and confectionery producer sought funding in order to expand its premises and streamline their production processes while retaining their artisan methods. The Cornish family
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Cornwall Finance Drop In

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SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Thursday 3 November 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The next Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Thursday 3 November at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre about their bus
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New funding available to Cornwall businesses

A new loan fund for growing businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been launched. Loans of £25,000 to £100,000 are available for companies investing in their business growth but needing more than they can raise from the banks and other sources. The new fund is open for app
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SWIG Finance rides past major milestone

  SWIG Finance has achieved a major milestone, funding over 1,000 start up enterprises via the Start Up Loans scheme since its launch in 2012. The government-backed scheme provides affordable loans and free business support to help young businesses succeed. As the South West’s co
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September Finance Drop In

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SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Thursday 22 September 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The next Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Thursday 22 September at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre about their
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SEEDBED remains open to social ventures

SEEDBED’s Growth Stage remains open, offering a great opportunity for social ventures to grow and benefit from an affordable loan fund and bespoke support programme. The Growth Stage runs until November 2016 and offers support with market development, brand development, growth m
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July Finance Drop In

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SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Thursday 21 July 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The June Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Thursday 21 July at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre about their business
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