Helping businesses in the South West


News, updates, opportunities and press coverage from around the South West. Keep up to date with more news from SWIG Finance by following us on LinkedIn or sign up to our newsletter.

GetSet for Growth back in Cornwall

Cornwall business owners are invited to take advantage of the return of fully funded specialist service, GetSet for Growth, thanks to funding from the regional growth fund. Building on its success with working with over 1,000 businesses nationally, GetSet is now back in Cornwall and o
Continue Reading →

SWIG Finance to speak at ICAEW events

  SWIG Finance will be joining members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in events across the South West in the coming months. The Access to Finance seminars held by the organisation will include speakers from SWIG Finance discussing how we su
Continue Reading →

Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme Opens

For the fifth year, the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme is now available for applications, closing on March 21. If you have an idea for a new social enterprise or community project, you could apply for a free place on a 12 month (14 day) start-up course, be matched with a b
Continue Reading →

Cornwall Finance Drop in

SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Wednesday 24 February and Thursday 24 March 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre Join SWIG Finance fund manager, Mark Thayre on Wednesday 24 February and again on Thursday 24 March at the Pool Innovation Centre for a drop in session between 9:30am
Continue Reading →

CDFI Business Loans Job Roles

CDFI Business Loans Ltd (CBL) is seeking to recruit a Chair of its Board of Directors and a Non-Executive Director. CBL’s mission is to provide access to finance under-served Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses (MSMEs) in the UK to help improve the social and economic outco
Continue Reading →

IOD South West Funding Debate

Location  Foot Anstey LLP, Salt Quay House 4 North East Quay Sutton Harbour PL4 0BN Date 24 February 2016 Time  08:00 – 10:00 In February the IOD South West will be debating the future of crowdfunding and other non-bank finance. The new crowdfunding industry has grown rapidly du
Continue Reading →

Bristol start-up reports rapid growth

Ecology start up business, Morton: Pattison has reported rapid growth following investment from SWIG Finance. Launched in February 2015 by Mike Morton and Paul Pattison, the service provider to the ecology sector has been progressing faster than forecast. The pair decided to start the
Continue Reading →

New Seedbed Taster Events

Seedbed has started recruiting for its 2016 programme, seeking out eligible social enterprises to receive cutting edge support and investment opportunities. There are a number of taster events taking place around the South West to give you the opportunity to find out more about the pr
Continue Reading →

Award for Newquay Start Up

  A start up restaurant in Newquay, the Fish House at Fistral has been awarded with the Start Up Business of the Year award by the Start Up Loans Company. The restaurant, launched in 2014 by Paul and Elise Harwood, has had a fantastic first year trading. Having worked as a chef s
Continue Reading →

Start Up Loans for Tourism Businesses

The Start Up Loans Scheme is a UK-wide, government-backed scheme which offers a repayable loan to individuals over the age of 18 who have a viable business idea but no access to finance. As well as financial backing all loan recipients are given access to a mentor, free training event
Continue Reading →