SWIG Finance is delighted to announce that its Bristol-based client, Rapid Fire Supplies, has won Growth Business of the Year at the Start Up Loans Delivery Partner Awards.

The national online awards event was held on Thursday 22nd April, to celebrate the achievements made through the Start Up Loans scheme during 2020.

Awards Ceremony


Craig Eddy and Nikki Little, Directors of Rapid Fire Supplies, received a £25,000 Start Up Loan in April 2020 to launch the business.

Rapid Fire Supplies was launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the business has gone on to create a substantial impact, not just for the business itself, but also for its employees and the community it serves.

SWIG Finance’s Business Manager, Sarah Osborn, commented “Rapid Fire Supplies entered the market just at the right time. In the current crisis, the logistics industry is playing an essential role in holding the economy together and Craig and Nikki have put a lot of work into ensuring that the business will successfully meet the challenge”.

As well as creating new jobs, the company has signed up to the National Living Wage scheme. Sarah added “Craig and Nikki are determined not just to do well as a business, but to be a good employer and build a company with a first-class reputation”.

SWIG’s Managing Director, John Peters, commented “We’re very pleased that Craig and Nikki have received recognition for what they have achieved in a very short space of time. Operating through the pandemic has been a challenge in itself – Rapid Fire Supplies have gone above and beyond that to create a business they can be proud of”.

About SWIG Finance

SWIG Finance is the South West’s leading Community Development Financial Institution. We are passionate about bringing social and economic benefits to people and places in the South West.

We do this by providing support and finance to Start Ups and growing SMEs that can create and secure employment opportunities.

As the South West’s leading delivery partner for Start Up Loans UK, we can provide Start Up Loans from £500 – £25,000. For more information visit https://www.swigfinance.co.uk/start-up-loans/

We also have loans from £25,000 to £250,000 available to South West SMEs who cannot access sufficient funding from their bank https://www.swigfinance.co.uk/funds-available/

For an informal discussion about your funding requirements, get in touch with our friendly and professional team to find out how we can help: info@swigfinance.co.uk / 01872 227 932.