Giving you the tools and resources to start and grow your business

We know that starting and running a business can present you with a wide range of challenges and opportunities. Whatever stage you’re at, you’re not alone and we can support you through a range of events, resources and insights to help you and your business to achieve your goals and ambitions.

Lightbulb moment
Light bulb moment

The opportunity to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting in equal measure. Maybe this is the first time you’ve tried to develop a business idea of your own, or perhaps you’re a serial entrepreneur who loves getting something new off the ground.

Starting up
Starting up

A new business presents new challenges, and that’s why it’s vital to build a support network that can help nurture your innovative ideas and lay the foundations for long-term success.

Scaling up
Scaling up

Scaling a business is no mean feat and as a founder you'll face different challenges as you start making decisions about your business that perhaps you’ve not had to make before. The scale up journey might be complex, but it’s one full of possibility for you and your team.

Established businesses
Building on your success

The UK’s fastest growing businesses have very similar traits. They are ready for growth, fit for business, invest for tomorrow and accelerate rapidly.

Open the door to business growth
Help to grow

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 business case for sustainability
What is Sustainability

What does it really mean when we say a business is sustainable? At its most simple, a sustainable business acknowledges that, through its operations, it has impacts on various groups: its employees, its suppliers, its customers, the communities in which it operates, and the environment.

The Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders' Mentoring Programme
Women Business Leaders

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.

Grow your business skills

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

grow your business skills

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