- Develop on-going relationships with the Growth Hub Network and Start and Grow Enterprise, to identify SMEs and start-ups and signpost them to financial guidance and opportunities.
- Develop the ‘Access2Finance’ events to share knowledge of the alternative opportunities to funding when 'usual' routes may not be an option for some businesses.
- Provide clear guidance to businesses when applying for grants and additional financial support.
- Develop specific events and practical forum clinics to support businesses in presenting their cases for accessing finance.
For more information on our Banking & Finance clinics click here
SWIG Finance, part of the South West Investment group of companies, offers business loans to start-ups, early stage businesses and SMEs when they may not have been successful in securing funding from elsewhere. To find out more visit the SWIG website
Chair: Mark Wilton – HSBC Bank
GFirst LEP Board Member: Joe Roberts - Roberts Limbrick
Emma Fells – Barclays Bank
Shanthi Santana - Barclays Bank
Angie Preece - BCRS Business Loans
Chris Mears - BOOST&Co
Paul Jones - British Business Bank
Martyn Mangan - Elkro Ltd
Phil Mitchell – Harbour Key Ltd
Simon Sheldon – Harper Sheldon
Rupert Harris - Lloyds Bank
Alexander Jones - NatWest
Richard Neale - OPS-BOX
James Firth - Santander
Andy Kime - The Growth Hub
Sue McIntosh-Gibbs - UK Agriculture Finance
Jonathan Powell - Virgin Money