I am so pleased that I decided to speak with you before starting my search for a lifestyle change.

I had always thought I would like to run my own business and after many months and considerable research I decided that a B&B business would suit my skills and lifestyle.

Your invaluable advice at the outset, your help in negotiating with the agent, your focus on making sure I decided with my head rather than heart, together with helping to make the whole thing happen, made the journey a lot less stressful than I thought it would be.

Your help with the commercial agency selling the business, felt that I had someone in my corner. Your help finding the right finance package, your help with the accountant and solicitor was so important to me.

And what I really did appreciate, was your follow up chats and practical advice after I moved in an started to run my business. I would highly recommend this approach for both existing and new owners.

Jo Mawdsley

Sole Trader

It was an absolute pleasure working with SWBF and we would highly recommend them to other companies seeking development finance.

We were introduced to this amazing company after several stressful years of expensive failures trying to obtain funding on a development site with other agents.

From the first introduction to the first drawdown of the loan we were personally guided and supported through every process.

Our advisor worked above and beyond his instructions paying particular attention to all our concerns, whilst addressing our needs and giving us options on the best way forward.

We were kept fully informed throughout by email, phone and in person and were always confident that our advisor had our best interests in hand.

The obvious care and attention we received throughout was greatly reassuring as was the obvious wealth of experience our financial advisor could offer in his field of work.

We will definitely be using SWBF again and cannot thank them enough.

The Directors


SWBF assisted one of my clients with raising finance.

The team suggested a cost effective solution, and the finance was put in place with a very quick turnaround. There was regular and timely communication throughout, and personal service. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Anna Goodship
Managing Director

“Excellent Service across the board! SWBF have gone above and beyond to help us secure the best value finance available. They’ve secured us various financial products including:

  • New Build Development Finance >£1m-£5m range
  • Portfolio Finance >£1m

A great team, with tried and tested experience from across the banking world. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or to use again!”.

Matthew Slade
Vertex and Stalwart Investment Groups

I consider your service to be excellent and will certainly use you again/ endorse to fellow colleagues.

RJS Property Management

You have been absolutely marvellous and thank you for helping me through this process. I will recommend you highly to anyone that needs your services.

Sylvawood Furniture

We have recently completed the redevelopment of a 1 retail acre site and SWBF assisted us during the process giving us good advice and raising cost effective finance which importantly met our requirements.

The team has extensive knowledge of the banking and finance industry and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Charltons Property Limited

As a company involved in the acquisition of complex mixed use residential and commercial residential properties in Bath and the wider South West region, we require bespoke and occasionally complex finance Solutions to enable and support our progressive listed building purchases.

SWBF provide insightful, esoteric and extensive financial options across lenders in competitive, efficient and cost effective platforms. Dynamic but friendly options unlock great potential for us delivered in a speedy, transparent and completely demystifying manner.

We value our relationship with them greatly and recommend them without hesitation.

Bath Boutique Stays

Thank you for assisting Essential 6 Ltd in negotiating a commercial mortgage with favourable rates enabling us to successfully complete on our new business premises.

The guidance and commercial acumen that you provided was sound and greatly assisted us in the process.

Alan Foster
Essential 6

If you want help securing funding for your Bath, Bristol or South West based business, call us on 01225 800849