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Supporting women in business

We can help women make it happen

Our small business community is made up of all kinds of entrepreneurs, and we’re dedicated to supporting every single one – especially those who have extra hoops to jump through. That’s why we work with women at each step of their journey to help them take their business wherever they want to go.

We give advice on everything from start-up basics to detailed growth plans and funding options – speak to one of our Local Business Managers in store to find out more.

We’re committed to the Investing in Women Code

The Investing in Women Code is a commitment made by companies in the finance industry to make it easier for female entrepreneurs to access resources and funding, so we can create a business environment that helps more women succeed.

An independent review by Alison Rose in 2019 found that:

  • only one in three entrepreneurs in the UK are women
  • the ratio of female to male entrepreneurs has dropped in recent years
  • women are less likely to start a business, and less likely to scale up if they do
  • female-led businesses are less than half the size of male-led businesses on average.

We signed up to the Investing in Women Code because inclusion is a key part of our culture, and because we work with small business owners day in and day out. This puts us in a brilliant position to support and grow the female business community, and help turn these stats around.

Investing in Women Hub

The Invest in Women Hub (IIWH) is a one-stop-shop to help women with starting and scaling a business, run by the Council for Investing in Female Entrepreneurs. We have a dedicated team of IIWH ambassadors who can help with your business – call your local ambassador or email investinwomen@metrobank.plc.uk for more details.

Upcoming events

Tuesday 26 April - Surrey Business Expo

June event (TBC) - Sophie Diaries, Trent Park, Enfield

Our local ambassadors

Kerry Reynolds

Area Director and Committee Chair
07812 670 604

Bridgeen Stone

Central London
07813 457 580

Sombol Tayer

West of England
07977 200 044

Sammie Zejnuli

South of England
07970 736 485

George Neville-Jones

Home Counties
07970 635 858

Rachel Fletcher

Midlands, West of England and Wales
07976 649 807

Get in touch

With 7 days a week opening hours to suit your schedule, we believe our Business Current Account is a game changer. Whether you need short-term cash flow or support to grow and thrive long term, we can help you. If you like the sound of Metro Bank, come and talk to us.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to open a Business Bank Account?

Just pop into your local Metro Bank store with a few documents. For the full list of what to bring, read our handy guide to opening a Metro Bank Business Account.

Is it easy to switch everything over from my current business account?

Don’t worry, we switch everything over for you. We can switch any Direct Debits and standing orders in 7 days. Guaranteed.

Any payments to your old business account will automatically reroute to your Metro Bank account for 3 years (36 months). We’ll also let the sender know your new details. 

With this option your old business account will be permanently closed. If this doesn’t sound right for you, talk to us about a partial switch instead.

Do you offer specialist services in specific industries?

Yes. We have specialist teams in a range of sectors, including financial services, hospitality and leisure and charities and not-for-profits.

Explore our sector services