Darren Pirie

Royal Bank of Scotland

In his 8th year in the Bank in 2014 Darren was asked to take on the Head of Entrepreneur Proposition & Experience role leading the Bank’s Entrepreneurship proposition. The Bank’s aim is to deliver a more considered approach to serving entrepreneurs and high growth, ambitious businesses, whilst instilling cultural change through innovation within the organisation. Darren is very proud of the Bank’s entrepreneurship proposition and strategy having led it right from the start. The proposition is designed to remove barriers for growing businesses and includes access to financial support, premises, mentoring and connectivity to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank are the only banks supporting a fully funded business accelerator initiative with 12 hubs in key cities across the UK.