Contact: Debra White, Customer Experience Director, Business Banking, UK CMB

Twitter: @HSBCUKBusiness

Email: small.business.referrals@hsbc.com

Parental Support Leave: If you have a business with annual turnover of less than £1m and no more than 5 employees you could benefit from HSBC financial support package when one of your employees go on parental leave. Find out about the Parental Leave Support Package here.

Visit the HSBC Knowledge Centre here.

“The networking and special events that Forward Ladies provides women entrepreneurs across the UK are among the best networking events of any kind that I have attended. Real experience and insight is gained through the Forward Ladies network, which I personally believe is one of the best ways to empower yourself as a business person and entrepreneur. This is why I am so thrilled to announce that HSBC is partnering with Forward Ladies and holding several special awards ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments and innovation of the UK’s best women entrepreneurs. I encourage anyone who is interested, to join Forward Ladies and put themselves forward for the awards. HSBC holds many other events for anyone thinking of starting a business, so I encourage anyone who is thinking of establishing their own start-up or SME to come speak to us about how we can help.”

James Cliffe, HSBC UK Head of Business Banking

For more information about getting involved as a partner contact Griselda Togobo on 0845 64 34 940