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.


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

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