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SWIG Finance

SWIG Finance is a not-for-profit distributing Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI). We provide business loans and support to Start Ups and SMEs in the Southwest and South of England.

Our decisions are made by people, not computers, which means that we lend by looking at the bigger picture. It also means that we can often lend when others can’t.

We are a delivery partner for Start Up Loans. These loans are designed for businesses trading under two years and they range from £500 up to £25,000 per applicant.

Our Small Business Loans are designed for SMEs who have been trading over two years. These loans range from £25,001 up to £250,000.

We are an accredited delivery partner for the government’s Recovery Loan Scheme. This allows us to support businesses where security is not available. Personal guarantees are not required.

Sardison Capital

Sardison Capital is one of the UK’s leading Business & Property finance brokers with access to a wide range of funding solutions. With over 20 years experience in the industry, we have amassed a strong and reliable panel of funders that provide finance to our clients throughout the UK. We pride ourselves on providing a fast and professional service, while being able to give all our clients access to a range of Free tools and templates to help build a strong and successful finance application.

FutureMap

 

No matter how insightful or exciting the vision for your enterprise may be, it is only ever the getting there which determines your success.

Yet all too often, seemingly solid business plans falter at the first hurdle. Whether due to lack of time or money or just the space to think, important steps go untaken. At futuremap, we have created a unique and comprehensive multi-mapping approach that supports start-ups and SMEs of all sectors and sizes and helps them plan effectively for success.

Whether you need to kick off an enterprise, overcome a challenge, or rise to an opportunity, futuremap helps you to identify the required actions and avoid the pitfalls. As no two journeys are ever the same, we adapt to whatever your vision may be.

It all begins with a free business review and recommendation identifying your route to success. What you do after that is entirely up to you.

Contact us now and futuremap your way, because good ideas need great plans.

Contact

David Arthur

01243 767431

07553 156296

www.futuremap.co.uk

da@futuremap.co.uk

 

Consultancy, consultant, planning, plan, business, SME, funding, finance, grants, investment, expansion, innovation, enterprise, accounts, sale, purchase, acquisition, training, website, social media, digital, loans, borrowing, HR, credit, payments, sales, marketing, market, advice, support.

CATAX

Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax relief, including Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D), Remediation of Contaminated Land and the Patent Box. With over 12 years experience, they have identified over a quarter of a billion pounds in tax benefit for their clients to date. Average client benefit is £52k for Capital Allowances and £62k for R&D and the Patent Box!

Female Ventures Fund

The Female Ventures Fund is an (S)EIS evergreen Fund.

What are we here to achieve

To focus on capital growth in the long term and to ensure that portfolio companies deliver growth in revenue, profit and value.

To reduce the risks through a diversified portfolio of carefully selected early-stage businesses and provision of development capital after the early stages.

 

How we impact others

Investees — to assist growth in medium to long term by providing expert advice alongside new equity.

Investors — to maximise returns by achieving significant capital gains across the portfolio.

Third parties — to make a positive, measurable social and environmental impact.

Small Business Commissioner

The Small Business Commissioner (SBC) is an independent public body set up by Government under the Enterprise Act 2016 to tackle late payment and unfavourable payment practices in the private sector. The SBC covers the whole of the UK – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The late payment culture that exists between businesses in the UK means that:

  • a third of payments to small businesses are late
  • the average value of each payment is £6,142
  • 20% of small businesses have run in to cash flow problems due to late payments
  • if small businesses were paid on time, this could boost the economy by an estimated £2.5 billion annually

Launched in December 2017 the Small Business Commissioner, leads an independent office aimed at empowering small businesses in resolving disputes around late and unfair payment issues and provides advice, including on how to take action if a payment is overdue.

The Commissioner urges small businesses affected by late or unfair payment practices to use the SBC’s complaint investigation service and promises to take action to tackle the worst examples of supply chain bullying.

Visit Britain / Visit England

Business Support Hub – Travel and Tourism

Topics currently covered on the Hub are:

  1. Start your business

The key target markets in your destination, guidance on the practicalities of setting up a new business and where to get help from mentors.

  1. Find funding

Funding options for your business and guidance on managing finances more effectively to maximise your profit margins.

  1. Know your legal obligations

On what grounds you can refuse a booking, what licences you need to provide TVs and how to comply with health & safety regulations. You can also buy a printed copy of the popular Pink Book: legislation for tourist accommodation.

  1. Understand health and safety

Your legal responsibilities, how to run a safe business and create a Fire Risk Assessment using a free online tool.

  1. Make your business accessible

Guidance, tools and resources to help you provide access for all – and gain a share of a £12 billion market. You can also create an Accessibility Guide for your businesses using a free online tool.

  1. Make your business sustainable

How to save money, reduce your impact and win more customers with practical sustainability tips and case studies.

  1. Employ and manage staff

Step-by-step guides to finding and employing staff, guidance on managing employees and information on apprenticeships.

  1. Find training

Training courses for you and your staff on customer service, digital skills and inclusion.

  1. Get quality assessed

How to get an official star rating or accreditation for your business from the national tourist board.

  1. Enter the Awards for Excellence

How to apply for one of the highest accolades in English tourism – the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

  1. Market your business

VisitEngland/VisitBritain marketing opportunities, our Digital Marketing Toolkit and best practice communication guides.

  1. Attract international visitors

Guidance to help your business get ‘international ready’, including extensive research on overseas markets and our Inbound Tourism Toolkit.

  1. Find local support

An online tool that tells you who your local Destination Organisation (local tourist board) an Growth Hubs are.

Productivity Finance

An independent, whole of market, broker, offering expert advice on funding for all businesses.

With a whole of market lender panel they can arrange business funding from High Street Banks, Challenger Banks as well as niche providers and specialist products not normally available through the high street. This allows us to provide finance for all types of business from start-up, acquisition (MBO/MBI), property companies including development finance and existing SME’s.  Our lenders will only lend to UK based trading companies.

Seeking expert financial advice provided by professionals to help your business grow? Call Graham Threlfall 07841 428284. I have over 150 solutions at my fingertips to help fund your business plans. graham.threlfall@productivityfinance.co.uk for all your business requirements.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We are a not-for-profit organisation, led by a team of our members, which exists to serve the small business community across the UK.

Starting at just £147 in the first year plus a £30 joining fee for businesses with no employees we pride ourselves in supporting smaller businesses like yours.

Open to FSB members and non members:

 

FSB Coronavirus Hub (includes free Webinars)

FSB Skills Hub

FSB Events

 

FSB Membership Benefits include:

 

FSB Tax Investigation Protection

FSB Legal Protection Scheme

FSB Employment Protection

FSB Health and Safety Advice

FSB Legal Hub

FSB Care

FSB Insurance Service

FSB Payments

FSB Funding Platform

FSB Cash Advance

FSB Debt Recovery

FSB Workplace Pensions

FSB Cyber Protection

FSB Business Banking

FSB PR/Crisis Management

FSB First Voice