Working at British Business Bank

Learn more about who we are, what we do as well as our values and our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

About the Bank

We’re a business development bank owned by the Government but managed independently. By collaborating with the finance sector and entrepreneurs, we make finance markets work better so businesses across the UK can survive, prosper and grow.

Since we were founded in 2014, we’ve grown ourselves – quickly. Yet in all that time, we’ve continued to adopt the creative mindset that we’ve had from the beginning.

The business finance market doesn’t always create the conditions that make it easy for businesses to thrive. In this complex landscape, we light the way, inspiring, informing and enabling businesses to follow a path that’s right for them.

We’ve been central to the delivery of coronavirus support schemes, and continue to help smaller businesses recover and grow through the Recovery Loan Scheme, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme Pay As You Grow options and Start Up Loans.

By providing better access to finance, supplying useful information and tools, and developing strong regional networks, we help shape the future for many smaller businesses across the UK. You’ll feel this sense of purpose as soon as you meet us. You’ll be able to make your own impact as soon as you join.

  • Committed

    We are passionate about fulfilling our mission to make finance markets work better for smaller businesses, whilst delivering commercial and socially responsible outcomes.

  • Collaborative

    We support, respect and encourage each other as colleagues and work in true partnership with our stakeholders.

  • Creative

    We question the status quo, challenge ourselves, and strive to find new ways to deliver in an ever-changing world.

Purpose and mission

We’re government-owned, so we have both a commercial and a social responsibility.

Our mission as an organisation is to drive sustainable growth and prosperity across the UK, and to enable the transition to a net zero economy, by supporting access to finance for smaller businesses.

Alongside that mission, we form partnerships with a range of charities. We give all colleagues regular opportunities to take part in fundraising and volunteering, so they can pursue their own ambitions while making a difference.

Diversity and inclusion

Everyone has something different to bring to the table. By appreciating those differences, we can attract the best people, develop and use their talents, and create a great place to work.

We believe diversity is a strength – without it, we can’t reach our potential, as individuals or as an organisation.

Everyone who joins British Business Bank has the opportunity to thrive. And our diversity and inclusion forum helps us incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do.

Learn more about our inclusive workplace

If you’re passionate and want to help aspiring business owners get started, this is absolutely the place. We’re not doing this for shareholders, we’re doing it for the British small-business community. Gareth Price Director of Customer Experience

Meet our collegues

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RNIB Visibly Better Employer

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Disability Confident Employer

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Committed Member of Inclusive Employers

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