NatWest

YTKO supports the NatWest Back Her Business initiative through our Enterprising Women brand.  Launched in 2019, Back Her Business provides access to finance and support for female entrepreneurs.

The initiative with NatWest invites female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses to crowdfund through its platform, with the bank potentially ‘topping up’ crowd sourced funding by £5000 or 50% of the total raised. Those taking part are also able to develop their ideas via a range of support options, such as training, coaching and mentoring and opportunities for collaboration.

Enterprising Women has provided training for women in areas such as finance, marketing and sales. It has also provided networking opportunities at events where inspirational female speakers have provided encouragement to women participants to start their own businesses.