NatWest Business Banking
153 Preston Road
As the UK’s leading bank for SMEs and start up businesses, NatWest is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. We believe that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the economy and we are determined to support enterprise and help businesses achieve their goals and ambitions.
We are investing in our relationship managers to help them better understand entrepreneurs and the challenges they face so that we can support them. For example, we aim to take 10,000 of our colleagues through our Entrepreneurial Development Academy and we will have 500 accredited Women in Business specialists to support female entrepreneurs by the end of this year.
We continue to support the development of business communities, helping to join business owners and local stakeholders such as Chambers of Commerce, educational establishments and local agencies to connect and share knowledge and experience. These connections can be so important in helping small business achieve their ambitions.
Last year, we opened our first Entrepreneurial Spark business accelerator hub in the South East in Brighton where we are supporting the next generation of Sussex entrepreneurs. Through our partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark, NatWest is providing free facilities, free business advice, mentoring and access to our support networks. With 5.2m businesses in the UK and over 99% of them being SMEs and micro businesses, we believe if we can have a positive influence and help others become successful, that will lead to our own success too.
For further information about how NatWest is supporting small businesses and start ups contact Gary Chown, NatWest’s Director of Commercial Banking in Brighton firstname.lastname@example.org