Business & IP Centre Devon


The Business & IP Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events and workshops to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.

Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.

One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, to discuss a problem or question you have in a specific area of your business, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information on our 1-to-1s page.

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Women in Business: Finding Finance – Essentials for Business Loan Approval

March 15, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to write a winning funding application, with Clare Lenihan-Thomas of SWIG Finance

Often, accessing finance and loans can feel like a huge barrier to starting a business.

But loans don’t have to be scary and there are plenty of ways to access the finance you need as you start or grow your business.

Join Clare Lenihan of SWIG Finance to discover what you need to know as you apply for business loans, for the very best chance of getting your application approved.

About Clare

Clare is Business Manager at SWIG Finance, a social enterprise providing small business loans to SMEs and start-ups across the South West.

Booking/Joining information

Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 2 hours before the session via email.

The session will be recorded for BIPC Devon’s archive. You are free to leave your cameras on or turn them off as you prefer. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session, which you can do via video/audio or by using the Zoom chat function.

If there is anything we can do to help you access this session more easily, please do get in touch at

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March 15, 2022
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