Bank support options

NatWest Entrepreneur Hub

Digital Boost –  A fantastic resource where you can request mentoring (free) on whatever areas of digital you are struggling with/want to skill build, for example you can request help with how you reach a wider audience on social media – Digital Boost

NatWest Business Builder – An online course, packed with practical resources to help grow a business. Loads of modules to work through at your own pace & specific events to build skills/knowledge – NatWest Business Builder – Open to all, you do not have to bank with NatWest to access business builder

Swoop – Swoop is grant finder tool, it helps take the leg work out of finding out what’s available, I’ve attached a fact sheet & here is the link – Swoop | NatWest business banking

NatWest Accelerator Programme – Enterprise is an area that clearly defines NatWest. At the heart of our support for business owners is our comprehensive Accelerator programme including coaching, insight and mentoring specifically designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs who want to grow their business, regardless of geographic location or sector.

We provide successful applicants with wrap-around care, thought leadership, connectivity and access to our shared workspace (in 14 UK locations or an entirely digital journey); all crucial for their success and a strong national economy.

We know that every business owner is different and that the motivations for scaling a business can vary greatly. We also recognise the power of being surrounded by a network of likeminded individuals and specialists. Developed over the past seven years, these programmes have revolutionised the way we support entrepreneurs, and has proven to really work.


Ready to apply? Click this link, register, then complete the short application form. Please see our website for eligibility criteria, terms and conditions.

Business angels, equity investment , peer to peer lending and more...

NBV can offer independent and impartial support to assist you in identifying the right type of funding for your needs. Our advisers can provide support with business planning and financial forecasting; this may even be funded via one of our support programmes. We work closely with partners from major financial institutes to offer a complete range of solutions.

Alternative Lenders

NBV also partners with local schemes such as the Sir Thomas White Charity, which offers interest-free business loans to individuals aged 18-35 in Leicestershire.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, provides commercially focussed finance through small business loans, debt finance, proof of concept and equity finance funds.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise.

MEIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East and South East Midlands.

MEIF provides over £250m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the Midlands.

If your business is located in the Midlands and you are looking to scale up, visit their website for further information

Would you like to learn more about which financial option is right for you? Complete our registration form today for a call back by one of our team to discuss your needs.

Do you have a question we haven’t covered? Get in touch with us on 0844 887 2568* and one of our friendly support staff will be able to help you out.

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