Inspiring your success

Inspiring your success

Building long-lasting relationships with SMEs

We’ve come to know and understand the needs of SMEs at all stages of growth, which has helped us appreciate the challenges you face, the support you need to overcome them and how you can make the most of opportunities. Find out how we can help your business to achieve its ambitions and be part of your success.

Supporting women of colour in business

Building a business is something that everyone should have the opportunity to do. But we know that some communities have more obstacles to overcome than others in achieving their entrepreneurial dream. Find out what we’re doing to change that.

Why is diversity and inclusion key to responsible business?

Diversity and inclusion isn’t just about human resources. We asked Sandra Kerr CBE to explain the importance of embedding this across your business operations, and the benefits it has for your business, your people, and the economy.

Sustainability - What is an impactful business model?

Every business has stakeholders – those groups that are affected by or affect the company’s operations, and considering the impact you have on these stakeholders is an important piece in the sustainability puzzle.

The women of colour Breakthrough programme – Financial Readiness

Financial readiness is a business support programme for UK-based SMEs founded and/or led by women of colour. It’s fully funded by Santander and delivered in partnership with UpSkill Digital.

The Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders' Mentoring Programme

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.

Are you thinking of starting your own business, or just seeking inspiration?

From advice to starting up on a shoestring, to being your own boss or the person behind the business, take a look at our videos for some inspiration.

Serlina Boyd

Being your own boss

Ludovic Blanc

Taking the plunge

Jenny Costa

The person behind the business

Lynne Robertson

Starting a side hustle

Start up day 2020

Starting up on a shoestring

Ludovic Blanc

Business with sustainability in its DNA