Women in Business

Our specialists are
on hand to help

Our commitment to you

With over 500 Women in Business Specialists throughout the UK we're ready to deliver our expertise and offer tangible support to you and your business. Whether you already run a business or plan to, we can help with your everyday business needs.

Empowering Women in Business

The Rose Review was launched in March 2019 by Alison Rose, our Deputy CEO, at the request of the UK government. The review sets out to identify the disparity between male and female entrepreneurs when starting and scaling businesses, and the barriers facing women.

Alison Rose says this has resulted in 'unrealised potential' for the UK economy. Advancing female entrepreneurship represents a £250 billion opportunity for the UK economy.

Back Her Business. Your business idea, our backing

Thinking of starting a business? We want to support more women to start businesses, so we've teamed up with Crowdfunder to help you get started.

Together we'll help you raise money for your business through crowdfunding, and we'll also provide free coaching, mentoring and opportunities to meet like minded women.

UK residents with new UK projects can apply. Eligibility (including type of project) and specific criteria apply.

Achievements so far

We've helped more women than ever to open up new business accounts

Over 500 trained Women in Business specialists are now on hand, ready to nurture and support the business women of tomorrow

Our Business Hub had a wealth of information on starting and growing your business, including toolkits, case studies and much more

250 business support events were held, attended by more than 11,000 women

There was £127.5m in new lending through our Women in Business programme

With our partners Everywoman, we've launched SelfMade, a community of female founders and entrepreneurs scaling their businesses. It's free to join, so why not do it today?

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From maximising your online presence to staying on top of the latest cyber threats, there's an event for that. Your local Business Growth Enablers have all the expertise you need to stay ahead of the curve.