Experts and programmes

Be part of our community

As one of the largest supporters of Nothern Irish businesses, at Ulster Bank we champion people like you who want to start up or grow your business. 

We have a range of mentors, experts, events and programmes to help your business thrive and take your further, faster. 


Programmes to grow

Entrepreneur Accelerator

Tailored to empower businesses looking to grow, up and coming entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to our accelerator hubs, where we support you to develop your business. It’s an amazing journey that’s fully funded and you don’t even need to be a NatWest customer.

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Business Builder

Our articles and videos are designed to give you support when you need it. Discover tips to manage your finances, smash your marketing, understand your customers or be more sustainable. It's all designed to give you the knowledge you need to grow your business.

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Help to Grow: Management

Launched alongside Digital, Help to Grow: Management aims to deliver an intensive leadership and management training programme to 30,000 SMEs across the UK over the next three years.

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Digital Boost mentors

Mentoring and support for all small businesses. Digital Boost’s smart platform connects you with volunteer business professionals for free one-to-one and small group mentoring and  personalised business support.

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Our networks

Local NI Business Managers

Supporting businesses that wish to borrow between £100,000 and £750,000, or have turnover up to £6.5m

Business Teams

Supporting businesses that need lending up to £100,000

Commercial and Corporate Banking

Supporting businesses that need to borrow more than £750,000, or have turnover greater than £6.5m

Local knowledge for your sector

Find your local sector specialist.

With our teams of experts in various sectors across the UK, you can chat to us about products and planning for your business sector. Their local knowledge can really help you to see things from a new perspective.

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Specialists in the agri sector

Cormac McKervey - Head of Agriculture

Cormac has been with Ulster Bank for more than 10 years. As well as working for Ulster Bank, he has his own small suckling farm and is an active member of the agri community in Northern Ireland.

Cormac leads our externally accredited agriculture team. We've expertise in all forms of local farming sectors such as dairy, beef, sheep, poultry, pigs and arable. Our team are core to local farming communities throughout Northern Ireland and are passionate to support your business.

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Championing Women in Business

We’re ready to provide our expertise and support with over 1000 Women in Business specialists. So whether you need help to network, plan your everyday business needs or if you’re just starting out and don’t know what to do next, our specialist team are there for you.