SWIG Finance was recently awarded the accolade of Funder of the Year at the prestigious Insider South West Dealmakers Awards 2024.

The ceremony, held on 27th June at the Bristol Marriott celebrates the major transactions in the South West and the teams that made them happen. The event was compèred by Alex Zane and sponsored by Rathbones, Albert Goodman, Close Brother, Close Brothers Asset Management, Freeths, LDC and LGT Wealth Management.

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Shortlisted alongside Shawbrook, OakNorth, The FSE Group and ThinCats, SWIG Finance was selected as the winner for their role in financing an array of small and medium-sized businesses in various parts of the region, as well as providing key finance via the British Business Bank’s South West Investment Fund.

SWIG Finance, who have offices in Bristol, Exeter, Poole and Truro, provided 580 loans worth £14m last year to local businesses.

Chris Butters, SWIG Group CEO commented, “The SWIG Finance board, executive and staff are immensely proud of this accolade which recognises the hard work and commitment that goes into supporting those smaller businesses that need people-based finance to flourish”.

About SWIG Finance 

SWIG Finance is a people-based company that provides loans and support to help smaller businesses in the South and Westcountry to grow. We base our lending decisions on potential rather than collateral, which means that we can often support businesses when others can’t.  

We’re growing every year. In 2023/24, we lent £14m to over 500 businesses, helping to create and secure more than 700 jobs and generate £71.5m 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