Women in business

Our specialists are here to help

Our commitment

With access to our network of Woman in Business Accredited Specialists, we're ready to deliver our expertise and offer tangible support to you and your business. Whether you already run a business or plan to, we can help with your everyday business needs.

Recognising your achievements

This year and every year, we want to champion women's potential and help you succeed.

Insight for every step of your journey

This year for International Women's Month, we focused on creating an ecosystem that offers tangible support to women in business. Insights like ours are essential to boosting the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK.

An extra £1bn of funding for Women in Business

In 2021, we made an additional £1 billion in funding available to help support female-led businesses in the UK recover from the impact of COVID-19, this builds on the £1 billion announced in January 2020. You can apply for funding through our range of loan and finance options. 

You can apply for funding through our range of loan and finance options.

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Read the latest news and analysis on the Ulster Bank Business Hub

Ncheta Dasilva shares her story

The owner of Zola Eve, a sustainable activewear business that empowers women from war-torn countries, tells us her story.

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Dr Roisin Molloy and Julie Brien: TriMedika

Six years ago, TriMedika founders recognised an opportunity to optimise infection control and offer hospitals huge benefits by removing single-use plastics from wards.

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Female Focus

Female business owners speak about their experiences with starting a business as part of the #BeTheRoleModel campaign.

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Register for events and explore resources

Begin:A free course for future female entrepreneurs | Digital Boost  

Join us for a interactive six-week course that goes beyond theory and provides aspiring female entrepreneurs with step-by-step guidance to turn their ideas into an actionable plan to start their business.

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Helping to remove barriers with Digital Boost

Are you an owner or employee of a small business or charity looking for help? We have free mentoring, workshops and courses to help you understand digital better.

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Events to help your business

From maximising your online presence to staying on top of the latest cyber threats, there's an event for that. 

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Investing in Women Code

We are a founding member of the Investing in Women Code, a commitment by financial services firms to improve female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

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Ulster Bank Business Entrepreneur hub

Whatever size or type of business you have, we've got a range of programmes and useful tools to help you succeed. There's also opportunities to join networks of specialists and like-minded peers who could offer help and guidance as you grow. 

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Ulster Bank backs local initiatives with new enterprise fund

Four local organisations have each been awarded £15k through Ulster Bank’s Enterprise Fund to support projects aimed at promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship.

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Buy Women Built

Buy Women Built is a campaign to mobilise consumers to buy from female founded businesses by showcasing who they are and why buying from them is our quickest path to a stronger, fairer economy.

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