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Construction

"The construction sector is one of the largest in the UK economy, employing 2.3 million people and generating £124bn output. At Ulster Bank we’re committed to helping our construction customers navigate the challenges and embrace the opportunities presented by an evolving and changing sector. We know that construction businesses are seeking a bank that is able to provide them with a broad range of lending and strategic solutions, as well as relevant sector insights and partnerships, to help you thrive and achieve your ambitions." - Laura Capper, Head of Manufacturing & Construction, Ulster Bank

What we do for you

We provide banking services to businesses across the Construction sector – supporting over 52,000 customers from SMEs to Large Corporates, from Tier One contractors to one-persons tradespeople and all aspects of the industry's supply chain.

We are passionate about supporting our customers and have a wealth of expert industry insights and experience across our UK network.

Our team of experienced Relationship Managers will work in partnership with you, to understand your ambitions and deliver a tailored support package to help you succeed.

Latest construction news and insights

Stay up to date with our news and insights from the world of construction.

Celebrating inspirational women in the construction sector

How to create an environment that welcomes and retains women for a more inclusive industry.

Why construction regulations are key to worker safety

The health and safety risks intrinsic to nearly every construction project can be managed with careful planning, and by taking steps to comply with government regulations.

Prices, people and purpose are top priorities for construction sector

Construction companies are using agile approaches to face the skills shortage and the need to prioritise sustainability.

Support to drive your growth plans

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Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Fixed and variable rate loans to suit your needs

 

Whether you want access to a small business loan to buy stock or a larger loan to expand your assets, there are a variety of fixed and variable options to suit your needs. Eligibility, terms and conditions apply. 

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Upskill on all things retrofit with the Supply Chain Sustainability School

Health and safety is vital to keep your workforce safe and ensure your business complies with regulations. Mentor provide consultancy on Employment Law, HR, Health and Safety and Environmental Management through a wide variety of digital tools and expert advisors to help you keep abreast of regulatory changes and reduce risk, while creating a safe and sustainable working environment.

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Buying or re-mortgaging a commercial property?

Owning your own premises could be a great way of growing your business. Enquire online now in less than two minutes to see what support we can give you. Eligibility, terms and conditions apply.

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Fund essential purchases with asset finance from Lombard

Whether you are investing in your fleet and plant, upgrading your technology or looking to kit out your premises, Lombard, our asset finance division are able to provide a dedicated account manager to support you with a range of funding solutions to spread the cost of your investment over time without tying up working capital or putting cashflow under pressure. 

Security, guarantees or indemnities may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance subject to status and is only available for business purposes except where specifically indicated to the contrary. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Helping you operate sustainably

Building a sustainable business can start with small changes, that can build to more ambitious plans.

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Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Fees (other than arrangement fees) may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it. Terms apply.

Green initiatives in business

 

Adopting green practices is crucial in tackling climate change, could also help your business be more efficient, and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

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Investing in energy-efficient solutions for your business

We have ways you could finance your energy efficiency project. So why not keep cash in your business and finance your energy efficient project with us?

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Could you cut your carbon and your costs?

Carbon Planner is free and could support you to become more sustainable, and help you identify potential cost and carbon savings too.

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Day to day business support

Thinking of selling?

The experts at Coutts have put together a Business Exit Programme to help you make the most of leaving your construction business. It’ll take you through the basics of preparing for a sale, give you strategies to deal with selling, as well as guidance on life after you’ve sold. There are bitesize videos, articles and lots more.

Protect your business

When you’ve built something up, you want to look after it the best you can – protecting it against various risks and challenges you may face. Gallagher, our business insurance broker, have a range of options to choose that could protect your business and your staff, including public and employers’ liability to professional indemnity and more.

Ulster Bank and Construct Zero

Ulster Bank are partners of Construct Zero, recognising the global role of construction in meeting the Net Zero challenge.

Laura Capper, Head of Manufacturing and Construction o Ulster Bank said: “Ambitions around net zero are only going to be achieved through the sharing of knowledge across sectors and supply chains, together with clear and consistent measurement and tracking of the reduction in carbon emissions; CO2nstruct Zero is a really positive example of a collaborative effort to bring a whole sector together to solve for net zero and Ulster Bank recognise the importance of championing this work.”

Get in touch

We support more construction businesses than any other bank. As the construction sector goes through disruptive transformational change, construction business are faced with huge opportunities and challenges. 

To talk to us about how we could support your business, please get in touch.

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