NatWest won the accolade for Innovation in Supporting Enterprise at the Financial World Innovation Awards last week.
The Award recognises our innovative approach and the progress made on our Start-up Surgery, Mobile Business School and Business Academy programmes. For those starting out on their enterprise journey, these initiatives provide more face to face business support.
See the list of winners on the IFS website.
The Start up surgeries are held in branches or venues in the communities that we serve, such as council offices and libraries. They are an opportunity for a prospective entrepreneur to get information on starting their own business.
A specially designed bus is the mode of transport for our Mobile Business School, which visits universities and other business support organisations. The aim is to target enterprise education at young people and disadvantaged groups with an interest in entrepreneurship. For some, the prospect of seeking business advice from a branch is a daunting prospect; the bus offers access to information in a different setting.
The NatWest Business Academy supports businesses again through enterprise education, providing them with the tools to achieve their ambitions in business. It hosts networking events and is a resource centre for face to face expert information, supporting prospective as well as existing customers.