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Women in business

Our specialists are here to help

Our commitment

With over 800 Women in Business Accredited Specialists throughout the UK we're ready to deliver our expertise and offer tangible support to you and your business. Whether you already run a business or plan to, we can help with your everyday business needs.

Support for female entrepreneurs

NatWest is rolling out its Expert in Residence programme to help even more women-led businesses.

Investing in Women Code

One of the key recommendations of the Rose Review was to promote greater transparency in the UK funding allocation. To address that we’ve been a founding member of the Investing in Women Code – a commitment by financial services firms to improve female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

Everywoman Self-Made Hub

We’ve partnered with everywoman to bring you a hub dedicated to female entrepreneurs. The Everywoman Self-Made Hub offers tailored news articles to help you Be Inspired, Be Informed and Be Financed.

An extra £1bn of funding for Women in Business

In 2020 we lent over £1bn to female-led businesses, due to the extraordinary impacts of the coronavirus. So this year we’ve announced an additional £1bn, open to new and existing customers, and it’s part of our overall efforts to continue to close the gap with male entrepreneurs.

You can apply for this funding through our range of loan and finance options.

Tools for women in business

We've developed programmes, tools and online communities to help empower women in business. Take a look at some of the ways we're backing female entrepreneurs.

Challenging young women to Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK.

Our aim is to drive confidence in preparation for the future world of work and impact the percentage of women who intend to start a business.

NatWest Business Builder

If you’ve got a business idea, and you’re looking to take it further, faster try NatWest Business Builder. 

Business Builder is a free bite-sized programme with online modules, events, and online community to help you bring your business ideas to life.

Read the latest news and analysis on the NatWest Business Hub

Rav Bumbra champions women in Tech

Rav Bumbra's diversity consultancy and mentoring app is helping women compete in the male-dominated tech industry.

Discover how NatWest's Accelerator programme helped

Celebrating Britain's remarkable women

The winners of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2021, in association with NatWest, have been announced.

The winners of the 2021 Awards

Read the participants' stories 

2021 Progress Report: Investing in Women Code

Launched in 2019, the code aims to improve female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

See the Annual Progress Report for 2021

Register for our free events and workshops

Helping to remove barriers with Digital Boost

Are you an owner or employee of a small business or charity looking for help? We have free mentoring, workshops and courses to help you understand digital better.

Anything else we can help you with?

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