Our commitment

Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our dedicated hub provides access to the right tools, expertise and finance to help your business grow. We can also help facilitate the opportunities, knowledge and guidance that is available through the various supporting communities and networks we work with.

 

Support with growing your business

Help with accessing finance

Get involved with our community

 

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Our educational programme for Black founders, join an accelerator, attend events and network with like-minded entrepreneurs.

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Black Business Network

Browse a directory of business resources and organisations that support Black and diverse entrepreneurs.
 

Discover new resources

The power of TV enables Black-owned businesses to flourish

In partnership with Channel 4, we have awarded five Black-owned businesses a bespoke TV advert, £100,000 of TV advertising airtime and 6 months of tailored mentorship. All five TV adverts have now been aired on Channel 4 and we’re excited to see what the future brings for these brilliant businesses.

 

Read about the initiative and five beneficiaries

Getting started

Here’s a range of practical guides to support you as you start and grow your business. 

Business guides

Money matters

Help to break down existing barriers by finding the right financial solution for you and your business.

Accessing finance

Build business skills

Browse from a wealth of free self-serve and trainer-led resources on a variety of topics, helping you build and expand your capabilities.

Start learning

Latest content

How Cultureville used therapeutic coaching to build their resilience

Find out how the right tools, tactics and the right place to talk helped the owners of a family business build their mental resilience. 
 

Read Cultureville’s story

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Black Business Advisory Committee

Our Black Business Advisory Committee was established to provide guidance on our mission to understand and overcome barriers to success for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in Britain.

 All 12 members of the Committee bring with them a diverse set of experience and expertise; helping to create and advocate for the right programme of support validated by insights and the Black community.
 

Meet the committee (PDF, 145 KB)

Black Business Advisory Committee

Black Entrepreneurs report 2022

New report calls for more effective collaboration between the Black business community, financial institutions, government and wider society.
 

Download the full 2022 report (PDF, 9.84KB)

Download the 2022 summary report (PDF, 5.04MB)

Black. British. In Business & Proud Report 2022

Our progress in supporting Black-owned businesses

Read our progress report led by the 10 recommendations from the 2021 Black. British. In Business & Proud report as our charter for action for all formal institutions, policymakers and grassroots organisations supporting Black business communities.

Black. British. In Business & Proud Report 2021

Black. British. In Business & Proud Report 2021

84% of Black entrepreneurs saw racism as a potential barrier to their entrepreneurship. Read more insights from the Black business community in this report.

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‘Race Action’ plan

Since its inception in 2020, our plan has helped us address the specific challenges we know our Black colleagues and customers are facing.

Supporting women-owned businesses

Women entrepreneurs are a vital part of society and the economy and we’re committed to supporting them to grow and scale their businesses.

Case studies

Hear from the businesses we’ve worked side by side with to overcome challenges and succeed.

Important Legal Information

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Lloyds Bank is a trading name of Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no.2065. Bank of Scotland plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC327000. Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Registered office 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 10399850. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278, 169628 and 763256 respectively.

We adhere to The Standards of Lending Practice which are monitored and enforced by the LSB: www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk.

Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.