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RBS and NatWest launch online small business community

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) have been given the chance to participate in a new online community set-up by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest.

The banks have launched BizCrowd, a free-to-use online business supplier community designed to complement the banks’ traditional SME services. After providing in-person business to business support, the banks are hoping the online offering will better provide help for the businesses looking to connect with others to offer or receive services.

Open to all UK businesses, BizCrowd is free to join and use and is designed solely to help British SMEs connect, converse and build a profile. It is also hoped that the businesses will be able to generate business leads and source trusted suppliers through a feedback mechanism.

Chris Sullivan, CEO corporate banking at RBS and NatWest, said: “It has always been the role of the bank manager to connect British businesses to one another; now we’re extending that support online. We hope BizCrowd helps as many SMEs as possible to raise their profile and win new business.”

Supplier registrations are now open for a wide range of sectors, from media and creative industries, to recruitment, construction and venues and events. For more information or to register your business please visit the website. (www.bizcrowd.com/hwpr1)

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