As businesses across Liverpool City Region continue to restart, rebuild and recover, NatWest’s Business Growth Enabler Natalie Hughes will be supporting businesses move forward following lockdown.
In her role, Natalie will work with local partners including The Women’s Organisation and Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company, to champion the potential of businesses and support business owners as they develop and grow. This may be through one to one mentoring support or by helping entrepreneurs connect with a business network.
Natalie will be running regular events on topics such as cyber security and applying for funding, and will also support new and developing businesses achieve their potential through NatWest’s Business Builder. The digital tool is on hand to provide help with all aspects of getting new businesses off the ground, with a wide range of online learning and workshops.
And Natalie will also provide specialist support to female entrepreneurs as part of NatWest’s commitment to supporting women in business. An ambassador for women in business, she holds an accreditation in NatWest’s Everywoman program which supports female business owners to turn their dreams and ambitions into a reality.
Natalie said: “The last six months have been an incredibly challenging time for all of us in a variety ways but, as we look the future, it’s absolutely vital the local eco-system continues to support businesses across Liverpool City Region as they move forward. We know there are new enterprises that have developed over this period as well as those that have had to adapt and change, and I look forward to working with our partners support further growth in the city region.”
Natalie has over 13 years’ experience in banking and has spent the last three years specialising in business development. Natalie was also awarded the Women in business champion award 2019 from The Women’s Organisation last year.