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.

Get funded with Start Up Loans

Have you seen the new Start Up Loans advert? SWIG Finance is the South West delivery partner for the government-backed scheme and we’re proud to see one of our successful start ups, the Cornwall Camper Company feature! Find out more about accessing a Start Up Loans from SWIG Fin
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Business Event: Show me the money!

SWIG Finance will be taking part in a free Access to business funding seminar on Thursday 1 October 2015 between 2pm and 5pm. Taking place at Heartlands, Pool, the event will provide SMEs with vital information on business funding options and the support available including: Funding a
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SWIG Finance Cotswold Film Company

SWIG Finance growing business
  Stroud-based entrepreneur, Emma James has launched the first business offering full production and location management support to film and television companies on location in the Cotswolds. The Cotswold Film and Location Office plans to attract crews from across the globe to th
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New business in Bodmin thanks to Start Up Loans

Hanna Ellis launched her business, Bella’s Boutique in the heart of Bodmin following support and funding via a Start Up Loan from SWIG Finance. The boutique finds vintage and well-built furniture and upcycles both using innovative techniques and paint. Hanna decided to start her
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SEEDBed recruiting for second stage of support programme

With the first stage of their finance and support programme successfully completed, the Seedbed Programme is now looking to recruit social ventures to join them for the exciting second and third stage of the programme. Social ventures are invited to join existing ventures for the Deve
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Investment Enables Expansion for Solo

Local builders merchant, Solo Building Supplies has gone from strength to strength following investment for business growth. Founded by Andrew Dommett, 50, Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies launched out of warehouse on Longrock Industrial Estate in August 2008 with 10
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Small Business Support Day

SWIG Finance will be supporting the Shepton Mallet Small Business Support Drop-in Day taking place on the 9th July. This completely free support and information day for small businesses, hosted by Enterprise Mendip will be held in the Shepton Mallet Paul Street Community Centre. The e
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SWIG Finance Support Bristol Tutoring Centre

Bristol’s first franchise of the international Kip McGrath education centres has been made possible thanks to a £20,000 loan from SWIG Finance, a not-for-profit organisation that has supported more than 2,500 South West businesses over the last 25 years. From September, the Kip
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Made in Cornwall Business Event

The Alverton Hotel, Truro Thursday 2nd July 5pm – 7:30pm Email to register your free place Taking place on Thursday 2nd July at the Alverton Hotel, the Made in Cornwall Business Event is bringing together information to help Cornish businesses develo
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Women Led Enterprise Programme in Devon

Starting and running your own business can be a lonely and demanding challenge for many of Devon’s enterprising women living in rural areas and finding good advice and support can be crucial to their success.  Help is at hand with the Women Led Enterprise programme from Devon Co
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