SWIG Finance Strengthen Senior Management Team with Two Promotions

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The South West’s leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), SWIG Finance, has strengthened its Senior Management Team with two new appointments. 

Following a successful recruitment campaign which saw a high level of engagement, two existing team members, Nicola Mapp and Clare Lenihan-Thomas, have been promoted to fill the new roles, which have been created to support the business as it continues to grow. 

Nicola Mapp has been promoted to the position Senior Business Manager and will be responsible for leading and supporting SWIG’s team of region-wide Business Managers.

Clare Lenihan Thomas has been promoted to the position of Credit and Business Manager, which is a key role in the loan assessment and approval process.

Nicola, who is based in Bristol, and Clare, who is based in Truro, both have extensive experience in SME lending in mainstream bank and CDFI settings.  

Of the appointments, SWIG Finance’s Managing Director, John Peters said “I’m thrilled that Nic and Clare have progressed into these new roles, and I am sure they will make a fantastic contribution to our business at senior management level. Their promotions are richly deserved.”    

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