- Provide a financial advisory role to Growth Hub and Start and Grow clients to advise on the best course of actions financially relevant to their business journeys.
- Develop the 'Access2Finance networking model: Alternative Options to Funding' events, ensuring that banks and businesses are aware of the full spectrum of funding opportunities available on offer.
- Support partner events by offering impartial financial guidance to all sizes of business on specific topics such as alternative loan and investment options and green finance.
- Continue to support Growth Hub clients by offering banking & finance 'clinics': offering free impartial advice on business plans, models and routes to funding.
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 / Shanti Santana – Barclays Bank
Angie Preece - BCRS Business Loans
Martyn Mangan - Elkro Ltd
Phil Mitchell – Harbour Key Ltd
Richard Neale - Independent Adviser
Rupert Harris - Lloyds Bank
Alexander Jones - NatWest
Andy Kime - The Growth Hub
Sue McIntosh-Gibbs - UK Agriculture Finance
Kevin Connell-Smith - Virgin Money