The NatWest #PowerUp Index

As part of NatWest’s commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship, the #PowerUp Index celebrates some of the best and brightest businesses growing in the UK today.

Last updated: 03 Jun 2020 2 min read

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Entrepreneurship is an area that defines NatWest. As the UK’s biggest bank for business, we understand that SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy, and we have a responsibility to help them succeed.

It was with this in mind that we developed our Entrepreneur Accelerator programme – a comprehensive programme of fully funded mentoring, insight and bespoke coaching, specifically designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs who want to start, grow and scale their businesses. At the heart of this programme is our UK-wide network of 12 Entrepreneur Accelerator hubs. Capable of supporting up to 1,000 entrepreneurs at once, these hubs make up the UK’s largest fully funded business accelerator network. Participating entrepreneurs benefit from full wrap-around care, connectivity and know-how – all crucial for their success and for a strong national economy.

Over the past year, the network has supported more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, so it’s a real achievement for the 100 businesses that have made our #PowerUp Index

The NatWest 2019 #PowerUp Index, developed in partnership with Beauhurst, is our list of the best and brightest among these entrepreneurs. We’ve identified 100 leading entrepreneurs participating in the accelerator programme between April 2018 and March 2019, and divided them by region to come up with an index of ‘ones to watch’. These 100 businesses reflect the key aspects of our accelerator programme, which focuses on the performance of these businesses as well as the main driver that makes them thrive – the entrepreneurs themselves. As such, the #PowerUp Index takes into account growth mindset and investability as well as financial performance and growth.

Over the past year, the network has supported more than 10,000 entrepreneurs across all of its support programmes, so it’s a real achievement for the 100 businesses that have made our #PowerUp Index. These businesses and their founders stand out for having a significant impact on their local communities and on the national economy, showing impressive growth, and demonstrating the behaviours and qualities that we expect of the country’s future business leaders. It gives all of us at NatWest great pride that such exciting and inspirational businesses are growing with us. Click here to see the full list:

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