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Supporting women in business

We can help women make it happen

Our small business community is made up of all kinds of entrepreneurs, and we’re dedicated to supporting every single one – especially those who have extra hoops to jump through. That’s why we work with women at each step of their journey to help them take their business wherever they want to go.

We offer help and support on everything from start-up basics to detailed growth plans and funding options – speak to one of our Local Business Managers in store to find out more.

Our latest case studies

The Bridewell

Multi-award winning pub

The Bridewell in Liverpool has been a prison and a birthplace of music legends – and now it’s Fiona Hornsby’s award-winning pub.

Dr Sipra Deb

Nurturing a great business

With our help Dr Sipra Deb secured Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) funding to grow her childcare business – and that was just the beginning.


A family home

Laura Harding expanded her family’s successful care home business, when her Relationship Manager helped her to secure Recovery Loan Scheme funding.

Raymond James

A great investment

Award winning Raymond James, Hitchin branch headed up by Susie Bewell and Faye Silver, is built on their philosophy to ‘make investments available to everyone’.

Foxy Hair

Hair raising growth

Launched by Hayley Fox in 2006, Foxy Hair Extensions has gone from strength to strength now operating as both an online and salon based business.

2to3 days

Female focused careers network

2to3 days was founded by Juliet Turnbull, to support and inspire women looking for career progression with the flexibility to manage personal and home commitments too.


Pawsome service for dogs

Entrepreneur and owner of WagIt, Nadia Leguel shares the inspiration behind the launch of WagIt and what happened after starring on BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

We’re committed to the Investing in Women Code

The Investing in Women Code is a commitment made by companies in the finance industry to make it easier for female entrepreneurs to access resources and funding, so we can create a business environment that helps more women succeed.

An independent review by Alison Rose in 2019 found that:

  • only one in three entrepreneurs in the UK are women
  • the ratio of female to male entrepreneurs has dropped in recent years
  • women are less likely to start a business, and less likely to scale up if they do
  • female-led businesses are less than half the size of male-led businesses on average.

We signed up to the Investing in Women Code because inclusion is a key part of our culture, and because we work with small business owners day in and day out. This puts us in a brilliant position to support and grow the female business community, and help turn these stats around.

Investing in Women Hub

The Invest in Women Hub (IIWH) is a one-stop-shop to help women with starting and scaling a business, run by the Council for Investing in Female Entrepreneurs. We have a dedicated team of IIWH ambassadors who can help with your business – call your local ambassador or email for more details.

Our local ambassadors

Kerry Reynolds

Regional Director and Committee Chair
07812 670 604

Bridgeen Stone

Central London
07813 457 580

Hazel Simpson

West London and Home Counties
07415 251 261

Emily Lloyd

07977 201 490

Rachel Fletcher

07976 649 807

Get in touch

We believe our Business Current Account is a game changer. Whether you need short-term cash flow or support to grow and thrive long term, we can help you. If you like the sound of Metro Bank, come and talk to us.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to open a Business Bank Account?

Just pop into your local Metro Bank store with a few documents. For the full list of what to bring, read our handy guide to opening a Metro Bank Business Account.

Is it easy to switch everything over from my current business account?

Yes, we switch everything over for you. We can switch Direct Debits and standing orders in 7 days, subject to terms and conditions.

Any payments to your old business bank account will automatically reroute to your Metro Bank Business Bank Account for 3 years (36 months). We’ll also let the sender know your new details. 

With this option your old business account will be permanently closed. If this doesn’t sound right for you, talk to us about a partial switch instead.

Do you offer specialist services in specific industries?

Yes. We have specialist teams in a range of sectors, including financial services, hospitality and leisure, property, and charities and not-for-profits.

Explore our sector services