NatWest has appointed Andy Lee as regional enterprise manager for the Midlands & East of England.
Andy will work closely with the specialist business banking teams within NatWest, helping make the bank a place where startup firms can thrive and grow. He joined the bank in 2006, initially working in personal services. After that, he moved into change management before progressing to work on anti-money laundering projects.
Steve Wakelin, regional managing director for NatWest, said: “This new post will play to Andy’s personal passion for enterprise. His career with the bank spans almost a decade, however it was outside his day job where he discovered what makes the region really tick.
“He has an incredible track record of voluntary work. He is a school governor at Selly Park Technology College, a trustee of Relate Birmingham, helped run TEDxBrum in 2013 and 2014 and helped Impact Hub Birmingham secure a £65,000 Kickstarter fund.”
Andy said: “Having spent a number of years volunteering to support enterprise in Birmingham, it’s great that NatWest has chosen to put my skills to use during office hours.
“This region is a hotbed of enterprise: the LEPs are working hard to support business, universities are equipping their students to think entrepreneurially and a host of exciting new companies are prospering.
“NatWest wants to offer all the assistance it can to make sure this business ecosystem continues to flourish. I’ll be working closely with educational institutions and government agencies to make sure the bank is geared up to offer all the support that fledgling firms need.”