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Renewables & Utilities, Natural Resources

"As the need for green energy continues to gather pace, at NatWest we are committed to supporting our customers and helping to grow a more sustainable economy. This sector has a big role to play in supporting customers through a high cost environment on energy efficiency and climate transition initiatives; and we are well placed to help your business thrive in this ever changing landscape. 

We aim to help customers reduce their energy bills, help the UK become more energy secure and assist businesses in making the most of the opportunities created by the transition to net zero.

NatWest Group has been a leading lender to the UK power and renewables sector over the last 10 years, we are able to offer market leading propositions, key sector insights and product experts that will understand your ambitions no matter where you are on your transition journey." – Carmen Cheng, Head of Renewables & Utilities, Natural Resources Sector

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What we do for you

At NatWest we are committed to helping businesses across the sector on their transition journey to net zero through providing insights, financing and practical support.

Our experts are committed to understanding your business goals, aspirations and strategy to enable us to support you as required. We have a well developed suite of propositions, skills and expertise across the bank to help your business to achieve its goals. 

Whether you are looking at scaling up your operations, purchasing sustainable business assets or scoping out potential funding options for large scale projects; get in touch and discover a wealth of expertise that we are confident will add real value to your business.

Read our latest Energy Transition report

The report, commissioned through Boston Consulting Group (BCG), explores how the UK could support a net- zero energy system by 2050  and the investment required while ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, providing universal access, and enabling robust economic growth.

Latest renewables & utilities, natural resources news and insights

Stay up to date with our news and insights from the world of renewables & utilities, natural resources.

Read our recently released Energy Transition Report

Understand more about how the transition to Net-Zero will impact on the UK’s underlying energy generation mix, the opportunities created and the key technologies identified. 

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Skincare start-up turns coffee grounds into pounds

How a young entrepreneur created a sustainable business success story out of the waste produced by cafes.

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Find out how Sleepeezee invested in solar to grow and save

Discover how a combined passion for sustainability is leading to cost savings for this innovative business.

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Building supply chain resilience means going beyond reshoring

Professor Jan Godsell, dean of Loughborough Business School and a specialist in supply chain management explains what's needed to build supply chain resilience. 

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Finance options to support your ambitions

Be part of our community with the Entrepreneur Accelerator programme

Tailored to empower businesses looking to grow, up and coming entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to our accelerator hubs, where we support you to develop your business. It’s an amazing journey that’s fully funded and you don’t even need to be a NatWest customer.

Fund essential purchases with asset finance from Lombard

Lombard, part of NatWest Group, has been servicing businesses for over 150 years. Find out how you can purchase essential assets for your business through the various solutions that they offer. 

Are you ready to scale up your business?

High growth businesses can apply to receive direct investment from the Coutts Investment Club, which was set up to connect capital. If you're successful then you could receive direct independent investment.

Have you considered your Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property protection is fundamental to creating an environment where innovation can thrive. Read on to find out about the many associated advantages and options available to you. 

Helping you operate sustainably

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

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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. It could also help your business be more efficient, and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

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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?

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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.

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Day to day business support

Get in touch

As the transition landscape continues to evolve, we are committed to helping businesses and communities thrive by providing market leading insights and propositions to help our customers to achieve their ambitions. We are keen to be your sustainability partner, as you navigate the headwinds and take advantage of the opportunities on offer. 

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

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