Entrepreneurs urged to apply for bank’s accelerator programme

Individuals looking to grow their businesses are being urged to apply for an accelerator programme designed for ambitious entrepreneurs.

The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator programme is designed to ensure that businesses have the best chance to succeed and scale-up. Entrepreneurs who join the programme receive free office space, 1:1 coaching, access to business mentors, Wi-Fi and printing, access to legal and technical advice as well as access to NatWest’s unrivalled networks and supply chains.

Entrepreneurs can progress through the six-month programme up to a maximum of three times, making 18 months in total. Successful applicants will be supported by NatWest’s accelerator team, based at the bank’s offices in Brindley Place.

Pam Sheemar, entrepreneur development manager at NatWest, said: “Entrepreneurship is an area that clearly defines NatWest. As the UK’s biggest bank for business, we understand that SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy and that we have a responsibility to help them succeed.

“We know that every entrepreneur is different and that the motivations for starting a business can vary greatly. Therefore we have developed a variety of support programmes that focus on the specific needs of the individual

“Our core accelerator programme is a 6 to 18 month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses looking to scale up. Designed to ensure that these businesses get the best chance to succeed, entrepreneurs will receive free office space, free Wi-Fi, free business advice and mentoring, bespoke coaching, and access to the bank’s networks and supply chains.”

To apply and to find out more visit www.business.natwest.com/business/business-banking/services/entrepreneur-accelerator.html

Applications close on 27 February.