Since 2018 BCC and NatWest have worked together on multiple projects that focus on the support and growth of UK businesses. This was achieved through:

  • A programme of roundtable events held around the UK focussed on:

- developing innovative practices and boosting local competitive advantage.
- making the UK the best it can for female entrepreneurs.
- increasing support for all UK business.


  • Together with BCC, NatWest have influenced the government to embrace bold and innovative measures to enable the economy to bounce back stronger post Covid-19.

Benefits to Nat West

  • Access to insight into SMEs.
  • National press and broadcast coverage.
  • A route to the SME market.
  • Raised the profile of NatWest’s representatives.
  • Exposure to BCC’s advocacy work.
  • Positioned NatWest as a credible voice of business.
  • Association with recognising and rewarding business achievement across the UK.
  • Association with a trusted champion of business represented across the UK.

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