Business Loan Fund Hits £1m Milestone in Two Months

Business Loan Fund Hits £1m Milestone in Two Months

A new loan fund designed to support the south west’s small businesses has lent over £1m in just over two months. The South West Loans Fund, managed by not-for-profit company SWIG Finance, provides business loans of up to £250,000. The lending is currently backed by...

Plant-based organic pie company expands as demand soars

Plant-based organic pie company expands as demand soars

At a time when many companies are being forced to downscale, Devon-based pie manufacturer Clive’s Pies is making big investments to meet the growing demand for their 100% organic, plant-based pastry products in plastic free packaging. For the first time in its 30-year...

CBILS Boost for Luxury Travel Specialists

CBILS Boost for Luxury Travel Specialists

Award-winning tailor-made travel specialists, Holiday Architects, has become the latest business to benefit from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.  The £250k loan, facilitated by SWIG Finance, will be used for working capital to ensure business...

The Interim Devon Carbon Plan

The Interim Devon Carbon Plan

The consultation of the Interim Devon Carbon Plan is now live! The 25 organisations who make up the Devon Climate Emergency (DCE) partnership prepared this collaborative roadmap to create a net-zero Devon where people and nature thrive and be Devon’s response to the...

BD apprentice scoops Apprenticeship Award

BD apprentice scoops Apprenticeship Award

An apprentice from global medical technology company, BD has been named a winner of the Apprenticeship Award at Cornwall College’s Engineering Skills Centre, Plymouth sponsored by Hayley Group. Demonstrating great resilience and persistence whilst undertaking his...