When the StartUp Britain bus pulled into Brighton in July, PBM took the opportunity to quiz Les Matheson, the RBS CEO for UK Personal & Business Banking, about the new Entrepreneurial Spark initiative in the city.
Why did NatWest get behind Entrepreneurial Spark?
Les Matheson: One of the things that NatWest wants to do – it’s our job and our duty, almost – is to help business and the development of business in the UK. Many businesses find it challenging thinking about how they actually get started. What Entrepreneurial Spark does is to give people the tools and the capabilities to actually get the business going, to give the business a spark, hence the name.