NatWest brings business expertise to east London
Staff from NatWest bank have launched a proejct to teach young people about starting their own businesses.
Business advisors from the bank were joined by key strategic partners in taking the “Ambitions Bus” to the University of East London to provide focused education and advice on starting and growing a business.
NatWest has worked closely with a number of London’s enterprise agencies to understand the needs of the market and to tailor a number of free workshops. The first of them were run by both the NatWest Business team and a range of industry experts including:
UKTI - providing advice on international trade
HMRC - providing tax related advice and guidance on what do when getting started in business
OneLeap - a not-for-profit organisation that will run their pitching programme - “Pitchme”
Launch 48 - a high tech organisation, that specialise in IT and social media.
- 1 Man held in murder probe after woman fatally stabbed in Custom House
- 2 Man dies after falling unwell in Stratford
- 3 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Street parties and road closures in Newham
- 4 'Unexplained': Man dies after being found unresponsive in Plashet Park
- 5 Homes under the Planner: Applications lodged and approved in Newham
- 6 Two teenagers charged after 12 phones nicked in stealing spree
- 7 Man allegedly commits GBH after robbing bottles of champagne from Tesco
- 8 Man charged with fatal stabbing of woman in Custom House
- 9 Wanted: Five people Newham police wish to speak to
- 10 Iceland offers over 60s discount on shopping bill every week
The launch of the initiative on March 8 coincided with International Women’s Day. As a supporter of Women in Business, NatWest had a number of female employees on the bus. They provided advice about the schemes, networks and support available for female entrepreneurs.
Femi Bola, Director of Employability at UEL, said: “This was a great chance for UEL’s aspiring entrepreneurs to learn the vitals of self-employment and enterprise from experienced and dedicated professionals. I’m really glad they decided to take full advantage of this opportunity.”
Nick Howe, Enterprise Manager for NatWest Business Banking in London, said: “As a bank we are fully committed to supporting young entrepreneurs as a way of stimulating the economy. We would encourage anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship or in starting their own business to come aboard the Mobile Business School to see what kind of help and support is available.”