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At NatWest we are committed to helping businesses across the manufacturing sector to transition to net zero through financing and practical support.

Whether that’s via financing of alternative renewable energy solutions like heat pumps or solar panels, or providing businesses with the tools to help measure their carbon footprint, we have a suite of financing products, skills and expertise across the bank and in our regional teams to help accelerate decarbonisation across your industry.  

Latest manufacturing news and insights

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Making manufacturing a diverse and rewarding career



Make UK held the first National Manufacturing Day recently. The UK-wide Open House event offered a chance to celebrate the vital and innovative work of the country’s makers.

NatWest launches Carbon Planner to help businesses identify how they could reduce carbon emissions

As businesses work towards transitioning to net zero, we’ve launched a new tool that could help them understand their carbon footprint and identify ways  that could potentially reduce their emissions.

Foreign exchange: what’s happened to the pound?




Neil Parker, FX Market Strategist at NatWest Markets, shares his thoughts on recent market turmoil for the pound – and how businesses can minimise its impact.

Energy efficiency tips for manufacturing businesses



With surging inflation now an unshakeable truth, manufacturers could benefit from these cost-saving ideas to further instil mindful energy use into their business models.

Finance to drive your growth plans

Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Invoice financing services are provided by RBS Invoice Finance Limited. 

Fixed and variable rate loans to suit your needs


Whether you want access to a small business loan to buy stock or a larger loan to expand your assets, there are a variety of fixed and variable options to suit your needs. Eligibility, terms and conditions apply. 

Free up cash from unpaid invoices



Invoice finance is a way for your manufacturing business to gain quick access to funds by raising them from your existing unpaid invoices. Eligibility applies. Fees may apply.


Buying or re-mortgaging a commercial property?

Owning your own premises could be a great way of growing your business. Enquire online now in less than two minutes to see what support we can give you. Eligibility, terms and conditions apply.

Fund your imports and exports with a trade loan


Trade loans are a short-term solution to cover the funding gap between you paying your suppliers and being paid by your customer. 

Eligibility, terms and conditions apply. 

Fund essential purchases with asset finance from Lombard

Asset finance could allow you to purchase vehicles and equipment for your business by spreading the cost over a fixed term.

Security, guarantees or indemnities may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance subject to status and is only available for business purposes except where specifically indicated to the contrary. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Helping you operate sustainably

Building a sustainable business can start with small changes, that can build to more ambitious plans.

Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Fees (other than arrangement fees) may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it. Terms apply.

Green initiatives in business


Adopting green practices is crucial in tackling climate change, could also help your business be more efficient, and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

Investing in energy-efficient solutions for your business

We have ways you could finance your energy efficiency project. So why not keep cash in your business and finance your energy efficient project with us?

Could you cut your carbon and your costs?

Carbon Planner is free and could support you to become more sustainable, and help you identify potential cost and carbon savings too.

Get help with employment law

Mentor could help you with employment law, health & safety and general HR tasks. Mentor also gives you access to 500+ document templates, and online eLearning courses. Some Mentor services incur a cost.

Thinking of selling?

The experts at Coutts have put together a Business Exit Programme to help you make the most of leaving your manufacturing business. It’ll take you through the basics of preparing for a sale, plus give you strategies to deal with selling, alongside guidance on life after you’ve sold too. There’s bitesize videos, articles and lots more.

Protect your business

When you’ve built something up, you want to look after it the best you can – protecting it against various risks and challenges you may face. Gallagher, our business insurance broker, have a range of options to choose that could protect your business and your staff, including public and employers’ liability to professional indemnity and more.

Get in touch

We support more British manufacturing businesses than any other bank. As the manufacturing sector goes through disruptive transformational change, medium-sized manufacturers are faced with huge opportunities and challenges.

To talk to us about how we could support your business, please get in touch.

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