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Grow your business skills

Supporting the growth of you and your business through our development programmes

Working with our learning partners we have created a wide range of funded programmes to help founders, owners and leaders just like you to develop new skills, support your teams and achieve your business goals.

Growing your business with ActionCOACH

Join the thousands of business owners that use ActionCOACH successfully to increase their profits, improve their business, and reach their professional and personal goals. Their expert business coaching programmes will get you started on the right journey to building a successful business.

Financial readiness programme for women of colour

We know that women of colour face additional challenges in business, and we’re committed to supporting female entrepreneurship by improving women’s access to the advice, resources and finance options needed to start and grow a business.

Empowering small businesses for a digital future

Strive UK, an initiative of the Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth, is supporting small business with the help it needs to drive the economy and thrive in a changing world, delivering free digital tools and training from a range of sector experts.

Open the door to business growth

Open the door to business growth

Help to Grow is a £520 million scheme to help owners of small and medium-sized business take their business to the next level.


The Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders' Mentoring Programme

Supporting women and entrepreneurship Santander is a signatory member to the UK government Investing in Women Code , which was launched in 2019 and founded from the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship.


Building your financial confidence

We've put together some resources you can dip in and out of that'll help you make better sense of funding and finance. You can watch the videos in your own time, download the toolkits...

Empowering small businesses for a digital future

Welcome to Strive UK, connecting small business owners with the right digital tools and support to help big ideas thrive.


Fraud awareness for SMEs

To help raise awareness of the preventative measures we can all take against fraud and to understand how a fraud attack is successfully undertaken, we worked with the DCPCU (Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit) to host a series of webinars for UK businesses.


Trailblazers – the 10 percent

We've pulled together a series of learning videos and worksheets that explore some of the practical steps you can take to maximise your business potential.


Co-working and business events at Santander Work Café Leeds

Santander Work Café Leeds offers state of the art banking facilities, free co-working spaces, free bookable meeting rooms and innovation in the relaxed atmosphere of a high quality cafe.

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Helping people and businesses prosper through education

For businesses of all sizes and sectors, the world of work has dramatically changed since the start of 2020.


Growing your business through coaching

A range of business coaching programmes for every step of your entrepreneurial journey

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Find out how the Government’s Apprenticeship scheme could help build the skills in your business.