SWIG Finance Appoints Chris Butters as Non-Executive Director

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SWIG Finance is delighted to announce that Chris Butters has joined the Board as Non-Executive Director.

Chris, previously a Partner at PWC and Virtu Capital Group, has considerable NED and senior executive experience at various levels including not-for-profit, local government as well as plc/private corporates, mainly in the South West.

With an entrepreneurial mindset, Chris has used his high-level strategic and analytical skills across a wide range of sectors and has worked with businesses at every lifecycle stage.

SWIG Finance has grown significantly over the recent years and Chris’s appointment will help to strengthen SWIG’s board as the business embarks on an ambitious programme of further growth, with the view to supporting more SMEs.

Moon Executive Search, led by Vanessa Moon, conducted the campaign for SWIG Finance to identify candidates for the role. Thanks to Moon’s targeted national search campaign, which received an extremely high level of interest, SWIG Finance were able to source new board members.

Vanessa said “we were so pleased to have been able to introduce Chris Butters to SWIG Finance, he will be a fantastic addition to the Board.”

Malachy McReynolds, SWIG Finance’s outgoing Chair commented, “I am delighted to welcome Chris to the board. Chris’s skillset will be invaluable as the business continues to build on its established position as a lender of Enterprise Loans for MSMEs in the South West region. I’d like to thank Vanessa for leading a very targeted and focused campaign”.

SWIG Finance’s newly appointed Chairperson, Christine Allison, said “having Chris join the SWIG Finance board is a significant step forward in strengthening the team. We have a challenging year ahead – and beyond – and I am confident that Chris’s expertise will be crucial”.

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About SWIG Finance 

SWIG Finance is the South West’s leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). We are passionate about bringing social and economic benefits to people and places in the South West.

We do this by providing support and finance to Start Ups and growing SMEs that can create and secure employment opportunities.

As the South West’s leading delivery partner for Start Up Loans UK, we can provide Start Up loans from £500 – £25,000. For more information visit

We also have loans from £10,000 to £250,000 available to South West SMEs who cannot access sufficient funding from their bank

For an informal discussion about your funding requirements, get in touch with our friendly and professional team to find out how we can help: [email protected] / 01872 227 932.