Way Makers scheme

Way Makers scheme

Introducing Way Makers From publicans to pasty makers, hoteliers to head chefs, there are thousands of people working across the south west to make access to our coast not just possible, but wonderfully enjoyable. To recognise this, and the important role businesses...

Funding Ripens Prospects for Supply Tree

Funding Ripens Prospects for Supply Tree

A Dorset-based recruitment agency has received a £25,000 Start Up Loan to support their market launch.  Supply Tree specialises in recruiting for the education sector and caters for temporary and permanent positions within the Dorset, Poole, and Bournemouth area.  ...

Forest of Dean Business Finds Friendly Finance

Forest of Dean Business Finds Friendly Finance

Gloucestershire-based eco-friendly product supplier, Forest Friendly, has received funding via The Start Up Loans Company. The loan, which was accessed via South West delivery partner SWIG Finance, was used to secure a business premises, purchase stock and invest in...

RIP Michael Dunn

RIP Michael Dunn

"It is with great sadness that South West Business Council has learnt of the death of Michael Dunn. Michael, apart from being a great friend to many of the Council’s Board of Directors, was a huge figure in the regional business community. He was a passionate...

Prima Bakeries Primed for Success

Prima Bakeries Primed for Success

SWIG Finance are delighted to share good news from one of their ex-customers, Prima Bakeries, who have been doing record business and recruiting new staff, at a time when other businesses are losing jobs. SWIG Finance helped Mark and Lynne Norton take over the long-...