Gordon Merrylees

Head of Entrepreneurship, NatWest

Gordon Merrylees is Head of Entrepreneurship for NatWest, dedicated to supporting, nurturing and growing entrepreneurial talent with a grass route approach, by sharing NatWest’s regional ecosystems of key stakeholder relationships and partnerships. He acts as counsel and advisor to NatWest’s future Strategic SME initiatives to support UK Entrepreneurs as well as personally mentoring many SME customers and entrepreneurs.

Gordon has over 30 years experience in banking, with 15 years dedicated to small business sector. In 2014 Gordon, launched NatWest’s strategic partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark, to create the world’s largest free business accelerator programme for start up, early stage and fast growing businesses.

Gordon is the Current Chair of The Committee of Scottish Clearing Banks, Advisory Board member of Glasgow School for Business & Society, Glasgow Caledonian University and Director, the Scottish EDGE Fund and Advisory Board member for Common Purpose, Scotland.