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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 start and succeed with their business ambitions. With 75 loan approvals to date worth in excess of £1 million raised.

Upbeat Solutions were in the same start up position themselves four years ago. As experienced and accredited ex Business Link advisors they faced an uncertain future after the withdrawal of Government support for Business Link, but using their extensive knowledge and contacts across the South West they have been successfully delivering a growing and diverse number of business support contracts. Working in collaboration with Plymouth University, they now have meeting space across the Innovation Centres in Cornwall as well as Plymouth to provide a wide geographical reach for all their South West clients.

We are delighted to have assisted some of the region’s most innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs get started with their businesses. The experience and skills of our advisors are delivering excellent outcomes for our funding partners and applicants alike and we are very proud of our success rates.” Sam Snowdon Upbeat Solution Advisor

One example of UPBEAT’s winning formula is Newquay based fish restaurant The Fish House, “Graham from Upbeat Solutions was a massive help from the start. Mentoring me through the nervy position of taking a business loan to getting me to believe in myself to convert an empty shell into my own fish restaurant in my home town of Newquay” Paul Harwood, Owner of The Fish House