NatWest’s ‘Expert in Residence’ is available in the Coast to Capital area to help female entrepreneurs realise their growth ambitions. Our Expert in Residence is available to host events, provide expert insight and advice on business finance.

This initiative is running in conjunction with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Cast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and follows a two-year long pilot of the scheme which showed significant difference can be achieved by those who receive independent support at key points in their business journey. The role also provides support to the LEP to access additional expertise to help female-led businesses achieve their potential.

 

The Expert in Residence programme was developed following the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship in 2019, which was co-authored by NatWest Group Chief Executive, Alison Rose. The review demonstrated that up to £250bn of new value could be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as men in the UK.

 

In Coast to Capital the Expert in Residence is Luke Cartwright.  Luke is NatWest’s Local Enterprise Manager for Sussex and Gatwick. His role is to support the businesses of Sussex, whether you bank with NatWest or not.  He will work closely with you to support, develop and add value to SMEs by providing business advice, bringing together local businesses and hosting regular events.

 

Luke’s contact details are:

 

07884101006

Luke.Cartwright@natwest.com

LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/luke-carwright-9b8364109

Twitter @LukeCartwright8

 

Some of the Services on Offer from Luke Cartwright, Expert in Residence and NatWest Bank

 

One to One Clinics

 

Luke will talk through any funding issues being experienced by women business leaders.  These clinics can be held either online or face to face.  The clinics can be accessed by contacting Luke on Luke.Cartwright@natwest.com or +44 (0) 7884 101 006.

 

Luke will be able to discuss NatWest and other funding to help you determine the best route to fund your business growth.

 

Events

 

Luke hosts business events which can be found on his Eventbrite page here

  

Business Builder

 

Business Builder has been developed to support businesses and entrepreneurs at all stages (whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to make a change). It's free and you don’t have to be a NatWest customer to join.

 

Luke will be able to discuss the benefits to your business of Business Builder and identify the support that will benefit you most from Digital modules, its online community or wrap around events

 

Climate and sustainability learning

 

Business Builder is now offering climate focused learning to help you transition to Net Zero.

 

Created by NatWest's climate experts and partners, the modules include animations, interviews, podcasts and more.

 

Sign up now

 

Coaching from your peers

 

Join a group of five other business owners and an experienced NatWest Acceleration Manager for our regular sessions covering various topics that could really take your business places. 

 

To take part, you’ll need:

  1. investment of £100k and/or £250k annual turnover
  2. a minimum of 2 employees
  3. to have been trading for at least 12 months

Register now

 

Green initiatives for business

 

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

 

Steps you can take

The team are here to help. Please use the contact form, leave a voicemail message on 01293 305965 or send an email to growth.hub@coast2capital.org.uk with your name, contact details, postcode and support request.

Nasser Elaheebocus

Growth Relationship Associate

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Coast to Capital

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Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.

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