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Herts Challenger Bank backs the ‘brilliant minds’ of the county

06/11/2020 12:00:00
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The "brilliant minds of tomorrow" are to be nurtured by a Hertfordshire Challenger Bank which has pledged its support to entrepreneurs across the county.

Redwood Bank has signed up to back the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur Foundation, ahead of National Entrepreneurs’ Day which takes place on November 19, 2020.

The Entrepreneur Foundation has been developed to nurture and grow a new network of enterprising individuals who are passionate about their ideas, have the energy to create new successful businesses and are excited about turning their concepts into reality.


Those who are selected on the programme will receive a two-year initiative of guidance, training and support, from both the Foundation and the Chamber’s members, as well as key staff members from Redwood Bank.

Gary Wilkinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Redwood Bank, said:

"Redwood Bank is all about supporting British SMEs, so it made complete sense to back the Foundation and help support the brilliant minds of tomorrow.

"We’re incredibly excited to meet some of the eager and enterprising entrepreneurs that Hertfordshire has to offer, helping to nurture and stimulate them.


"Whatever is going on in the world, it’s vital that thriving organisations pull together and bring their business acumen to the forefront, to ensure aspiring moguls get the opportunity to thrive in a future which I am certain will embrace new ideas and reward innovation.


Redwood Bank was launched in 2017 to offer secured SME lending products to owner-occupied businesses, as well as to experienced commercial and residential property investors.

For further information, visit www.redwoodbank.co.uk.

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For further details contact Laura Pearce at Strand PR on [email protected] or 01763 274674 / 07903 106405.

Redwood Bank was launched in August 2017, becoming Britain’s newest business bank for SMEs and completing its ‘mobilisation’ phase just over four months after securing its initial banking licence in April 2017. Redwood Bank offers secured SME mortgages for business owners, as well as for experienced commercial and residential property investors. It delivers fast and efficient mortgage decisions to help their business customers seize property opportunities and also offers competitive business savings accounts. Redwood Bank was founded by Jonathan Rowland and Gary Wilkinson. It has a unique private-public ownership structure in which Warrington Borough Council has a one-third stake.