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Championing Potential

Supporting Ethnic Minority Businesses

Join a new community

We’re building a purpose-led bank that champions the potential of people, families and businesses across the UK. To do this we’re focussing on areas where we can bring the biggest positive impact across society. We’ve partnered with Black Seed Ventures to help you and your business do more.

What’s happening?

We’re:

  • reserving 20% of our Accelerator places for Ethnic Minority Businesses
  • being active thought leaders through our support of Aston University’s Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship’s Time to Change report
  • reaching wider communities through partnerships with organisations such as Black Seed
  • supporting your business ambitions with our help and tools.

And why?

Growing businesses are an essential part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. And supporting these businesses in the right way is key to the recovery of the UK’s economy. That's why we're proud to partner with Black Seed Ventures to give you the tools and business support you’ll need.

Whether you’re starting-up, growing or scaling-up a business, we want to help. We’ve created a dedicated space that has what you need to pursue your business aspirations. Use our tools and programmes to drive your entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, and we’ll support you to achieve your ambitions.

Online learning for your business

We're committed to providing business support and training. Whether you're just starting out in business or preparing to grow, our specialist programmes and library of articles, podcasts, videos and toolkits are available to help you take your next step.

Grow with confidence

Build your business

Our Business Builder programme has been tailored to early stage start-up entrepreneurs. It's an amazing journey that is fully funded for entrepreneurs that want to grow.

You don't even have to be a NatWest customer.

Grow faster with our help

Up and coming entrepreneurs have the chance to apply for free support on our Accelerator programme to help you to develop your business. If you’re keen to get involved, applications are open now for the next intake, so be quick! 

Be part of a community

You’ll find our welcoming Enterprise hubs in locations across the UK. They’re choc full of like-minded entrepreneurs, partners, and mentors to connect with, and there’s events, business support and co-working space too. 

What else could help your business?

Mentoring, workshops and more

Are you an owner or employee of a small business or charity looking for help? We have free mentoring, workshops and courses as part of the Digital Boost programme, all designed to help you understand digital better.

Events for everyone

From maximising your online presence to staying on top of the latest cyber threats, there's an event for that. Your Local Enterprise Managers have all the expertise you need to stay ahead of the curve.

Time to Change? Support for Ethnic Minority Businesses

We’re proud to have partnered with Aston University’s Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CRÈME) to publish the Time to Change report. It sets out 10 recommendations to promote greater success and inclusion of Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK, and could increase Gross Value Added (GVA) contributions to the UK economy by 300%.

Business management

Insights and analysis for your business, with up-to-date articles and video content on all sorts of subjects that might be useful, whatever stage your business is at. Browse our selection and see what you could learn today.