Helping entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions is at the very heart of NatWest’s business proposition and we are committed to supporting enterprise through a range of services including our partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark and our Women in Business Ambassadors. Encouraging entrepreneurship is important for the recovery and growth of the UK economy and women have an important role to play.
Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for start-up and scale up businesses and has provided free support, mentoring, and networking for over 650 businesses in 13 hubs, known as Hatcheries, across the UK. Run alongside partners NatWest, KPMG and EMC, the programme aims to inspire and enable positive social change through the action of Entreprenuering. NatWest provides office space for the Hatcheries as well as in-house support and advise to the entrepreneurs, (known as Chiclets), taking part in the programme.
Established in 2007, NatWest’s team of Women In Business Ambassadors supports women as they start up and grow their businesses. The original team of 12 Ambassadors has grown to more than 200),helping around 100,000 female customers nationally. NatWest has introduced teams of Specialist Women in Business relationship managers who are undergoing a formal accreditation programme with Everywoman. NatWest is proud to support female entrepreneurship and to grow a vibrant SME market with supporting events, networking opportunities and awards.
Why we are sponsoring this event
Heather Waters, Territory Enterprise Manager at NatWest, said: “The North West Women’s Enterprise Day is a wonderful way to celebrate and support the exciting enterprise activity that is being carried out by women from across the region and we are delighted to support this year’s event. NatWest is committed to supporting female entrepreneurial talent across the UK, helping to remove barriers for women considering enterprise as a career option.”
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