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Start Up Boost for Circular Economy Business

Dorset-based sustainable plastics manufacturer, Circular11 , has received a £21k Start Up Loan boost via SWIG Finance.

Circular11 has developed innovative processes to recycle low-grade plastic waste and convert it into low-carbon building materials for outdoor infrastructure. In 2020, co-founders Ben Gibbons and Connor Winter, set out on a mission to transform the waste management...

New Funding and Finance Resource for every Business in Devon and Somerset

New funding and finance resource for every business in Devon and Somerset

Businesses in Devon and Somerset are set to receive improved access to funding opportunities, guidance, best practice and finance support thanks to a new project launched by the Heart of the South West LEP .

Access to Finance SW is a free community platform for growing businesses in the Heart of the South West region.

From regular business meetups to ‘ask the expert’...

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Economic potential "wasted" across UK regions, new report finds

The South West is lagging behind other regions when it comes to opportunities for growth finance, a new report has revealed.

The British Business Bank’s first annual Regions and Nations Tracker , published today, explores the geographic patterns seen in UK smaller business finance. It reveals that more than four in ten businesses in the UK were using external finance in 2021, but a...

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Bristol startup creates ‘sponsored finance’ to support local climate change projects

Bristol-based startup business initiative, the PyTerra Xchange , is launching a platform designed to offer corporates a simple way to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments by providing much needed investment in local climate change projects.

The PyTerra Xchange is piloting a new investment vehicle called ‘sponsored finance’. It works by creating an investment...