NatWest Accelerator Applications Now Open

Join a community of entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business


The NatWest Accelerator supports and empowers UK entrepreneurs and business owners to scale their businesses to the next level. Through our six-month, fully-funded Accelerator programme we provide wrap around support and access to expertise, removing barriers and providing more opportunities to help businesses grow.


We are now open for applications to our Accelerator programme cohort starting w/c 11th September.


We have 14 hubs nationally – including in Cardiff and in Manchester – and an option to engage completely remotely with our digital programme too. Outlined below is the offering, eligibility, key events, and dates.


What support does the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator offer?

  • A community of like-minded entrepreneurs to support one another
  • 1:1 coaching by an Acceleration Manager
  • A programme of thought leadership and events
  • Access to expertise through our mentors and wider network
  • Access to use one of our modern co-working spaces for free (applies to in-person offering)


Who is it suitable for?

Highly motivated entrepreneurs, seeking support to take their business to the next level who have:

  • An established idea
  • Are looking to expand (team, reach, property, markets etc)
  • Already have turnover or have raised funding and need support to achieve their next set of goals


Not sure if it’s right for you? Find out more via one of our Discovery Events.

To attend a Cardiff Discovery Event GO HERE to review the available dates and to book a place.

To attend one of the Online Discovery Events for the Digital Accelerator GO HERE.


If you have questions about applying to the Manchester cohort you can contact:


Selection for the Accelerator programme is a competitive process, and applicants are selected based on their application and interview. Applications are made via our website. The closing date is 18th August 2023.



Do I need to be a NatWest customer?

No, you do not need a NatWest bank account to access the programme for the first six months.


I’ve just started my business, is the Accelerator the right place for me?

The Accelerator works best when you already have traction as it is designed to help you take your business to the next step. You might find it useful to access our Business Builder tool initially, though please do reach out for support as we have Enterprise Managers who can help guide you.


What happens if I apply and don’t get on to the programme?

Don’t worry about not getting on the programme first time – it’s a competitive process, but get to know the team and don’t let it stop you from trying again next time. We will be able to point you in the direction of other support available in your area, so you’ll get help either way.



Best Wishes,

Gemma Casey

Ecosystem Manager, Wales

Follow me on LinkedIn to stay up to date with our latest events.

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