SWIG Finance appointments

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Associate business manager, Adele Jones

SWIG Finance continues to grow and has made a number of new appointments and promotions recently.

Kirsty Richards has been appointed to the new position of Portfolio Manager. Richards is well known in our local business community, having worked for 19 years at Barclays, including positions as branch manager and business relationship manager.

Jules Burton, Helen Kaye and Suzy Lowe have joined SWIG as Start Up Loans advisors. Kaye has commercial as well as banking experience, most recently as Universal Banker with HSBC. Burton has a background in consumer and business support services, latterly as business development manager with Unlocking Potential. Lowe joined SWIG having previously set up her successful catering business with the help of a Start Up Loan. She has also been a hospitality franchise manager, Lloyds Bank commercial manager and business advisor with YTKO.

SWIG has also welcomed Adele Jones as associate business manager and will be supporting small business customers across the region with their loan applications. Jones has financial services experience working at Which?, NatWest and most recently as branch manager for everyday loans in Bristol.

There have been further internal team promotions, with Mark Thayre moving into the position of credit manager, and Jo MacEachen taking over from Mark as Start Up Loans senior manager.

Business manager Nicki Kimberley has also taken on a new role as compliance manager, alongside her current position as business manager for Devon and Cornwall.

Finally, marketing and communications manager, Lisa Nathan, has joined the senior management team, having led SWIG’s marketing efforts for the last four years and this year gaining her Certificate in Marketing at Level 6.

SWIG’s managing director, John Peters, said: “I’m delighted to welcome our new recruits and excited by the all-new improved team. I’m confident that our staff’s shared enthusiasm, commitment, and ability will help the company move on to achieve even greater impact.”