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New Publication Launched by College Student

Cornwall College student, Alice Harry is set to launch the Young Person’s Newspaper (YPN) later this year following a pilot issue going out on the 10th June 2015. The newspaper will be targeting 16 to 24 year olds and will be distributed in sixth forms and colleges throughout the Sout
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Alternative Finance Breakfast

Event: 29th May 2015 Time: 8am – 11am (full english breakfast & tea/coffee) Location: RNLI College, Poole Cost: FREE Register your place   The Dorset Growth Hub is hosting an Alternative Finance event on Friday 29th May, funded by the Borough of Poole and free to attend
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Business Showcase South West 2015

  SWIG Finance will be attending this year’s Business Showcase South West 2015 taking place in Bristol on the 14th and 15th May at Colston Hall. Celebrating the best in commerce, innovation, creativity, enterprise and sustainability, the Business Showcase South West 2015 is
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Hampshire Start Up Launched

A Hampshire craftsman who left his trade more than a decade ago has returned to his passion for creativity thanks to a Start Up Loan from SWIG Finance. Mark Saban, a trained marble and granite mason is reaching the end of his first year running Crossgrain Garden Buildings & Furnit
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Business Show Swindon

SWIG Finance will be at the Business West Swindon Business Show 2015 taking place on Thursday 23rd April at STEAM. Expected to be the biggest and best show yet, leadership expert Monty Halls, made famous due to his much acclaimed BBC2 Great Escape series, will be the keynote speaker.
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Finance in Cornwall 2015

Francis Clark is hosting its 8th annual Finance in Cornwall event during Cornwall Business Week, taking place on Tuesday 12th May 2015 at Newquay Cinema. The event looks to bring together people representing the funding and support streams potentially available to SMEs. Therefore, the
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Cornwall Business Fair Set to be the Best Yet

Cornwall Business Fair takes place on Wednesday 13th May and according to Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, it is looking like it will be the best yet. The day starts with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s BIG May breakfast at 8am in Eden’s Gallery. Open to members and non-members, this is e
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Record Lending Year for SWIG Finance

RESPONSIBLE finance lender, SWIG Finance has supported a record number of South West businesses in the last 12 months. In the last financial year the not-for-profit organisation has lent almost £5 million to over 460 businesses across the South West region, creating over 700 jobs, wit
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Deadline Extended for Social Enterprise Programme

The deadline for social enterprise programme, SEEDbed has been extended until 30th March at 12 noon. Seedbed is one of ten projects in the UK funded by the Cabinet Office backed Social Incubator Fund. It is a new type of social accelerator programme that will offer intensive support a
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SWIG Finance Delivery Partner Hits Milestone

UPBEAT SOLUTIONS, one of the SWIG Finance business support partners have recently achieved the milestone of £1m of Start Up Loan funding raised for new businesses across the South West. UPBEAT Solutions has been assisting over 250 clients right across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset to s
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