SWIG Finance continues to grow with several exciting new appointments and promotions being recently made.

Kirsty Richards has been appointed to the new position of Portfolio Manager. Kirsty is well known in our local business community, having worked for 19 years at Barclays, including positions as Branch Manager and Business Relationship Manager.

Jules Burton and Helen Kaye have joined SWIG as Start Up Loans advisors. Helen has commercial as well as banking experience, most recently as Universal Banker with HSBC. Jules has a background in consumer and business support services, latterly as Business Development Manager with Unlocking Potential.

Helen Kaye & Jules Burton

Business Manager Nicki Kimberley will also be taking on a new role as Compliance Manager from October, alongside her current position as Business Manager for Devon and Cornwall.

Finally Marketing and Communications Manager, Lisa Nathan, has joined the Senior Management Team, having led SWIG’s marketing efforts for the last 4 years and this year gaining her Certificate in Marketing at Level 6.

Of the team changes, SWIG’s Managing Director, John Peters, Comments “I’m delighted to welcome our new recruits and excited by the all-new improved team. I’m confident that our staff’s shared enthusiasm, commitment, and ability will help the company move on to achieve even greater impact.”

About SWIG Finance

SWIG Finance is a non-profit company that supports viable South West businesses that can’t secure sufficient funding from their bank. By empowering underserved small businesses to overcome their financial barriers, we’re working to create a more balanced financial ecosystem.

We’re growing every year. In 2022/23, we lent £14m to 478 businesses, helping to create and secure over 1,000 jobs and generate £44.6m in social impact. Download the report here.

If you’d like an informal chat about your funding requirements, get in touch with our friendly and professional team to see how we can help: info@swigfinance.co.uk / 01872 227 930.