THE NatWest Boostbus visited Warrington help small businesses and connect entrepreneurs
The NatWest Boost Bus offers local entrepreneurs and SMES the opportunity to boost their business with free advice and support.
It is a free service designed to help local businesses access experts, advice, resources and networking where it’s needed most – in their local communities. SMEs and entrepreneurs can gain free access to networks, guidance and advice on running a business. Local experts joined NatWest Business Growth Enablers.
NatWest has brought together national and regional partners, and business support organisations who were joined by local entrepreneurs on board the award-winning NatWest Mobile Business School.
The 1966 Routemaster Bus has visited over 350 different locations across England & Wales, where it has travelled more than 50,000 miles. It has welcomed over 30,000 people on board, who benefited from valuable guidance and expertise, whether they’re running a small business, starting their first company or is an experienced entrepreneur.
Each stop is hosted by one of NatWest’s team of Business Growth Enablers who will be joined by local ‘experts’ including accountants, lawyers and professional business advisors. Also on-board will be representatives from our national partners including members of the National Enterprise Network, alumni from the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Google’s Digital Garage.
Visitors on the bus receive valuable guidance to help them on their business journey, while having the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with other entrepreneurs and experts. The days will offer the opportunities for SMEs to get access to hands-on expertise, unique business insight, seminar sessions and networking opportunities to meet peers and potential partners and suppliers.
Kim Meadows, Business Growth Enabler at NatWest, said: “Our NatWestBoostBus is a great way to get into local communities including Warrington and support those aspiring to grow their business. By collaborating with local experts, we hope to provide a broader range of support to help more entrepreneurs realise their business ambitions than ever before.”
Catering on the bus was supplied by Jen Perry of local Warrington based SME Room Forty mobile afternoon tea’s. The cakes that Room Forty baked have been kindly paid for by Nat West and people aboard the bus are being invited to make a donation in support of Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea charity fundraiser.
Jen Perry commented ‘I’m delighted to be invited on the bus as a local SME and to be providing some of my Room Forty produce. I’m thrilled too to be raising money for Breast Cancer Care as part of this initiative’