Santander's Breakthrough Box Comes to Cardiff

Business owners in Wales have a unique opportunity to better understand how to grow their business as the Santander Corporate & Commercial Breakthrough Moments Box comes to Cardiff.

Business owners in Wales have a unique opportunity to better understand how to grow their business as the Santander Corporate & Commercial Breakthrough Moments Box comes to Cardiff. The five-day festival, which starts on 27th April, consists of free-to-attend masterclasses and focused events aimed at ambitious business owners and local entrepreneurs. 

Seminars will cover subjects such as ‘Driving Growth in Your Business’, ‘Exploring the United Arab Emirates’, ‘Focus on Manufacturing’, ‘Spotlight on Employee Engagement’ and ‘The Future of Payments’. A full breakdown of the event and further information can be found at

The Box will act as a versatile space for people to meet and share ideas and expertise with a range of stakeholders, and a number of local businesses will be on hand to share their own success stories, including Abergavenny Fine Foods, Unit Birwelco and Felinfoel Brewery. The event will also showcase Santander’s Growth Capital lending programme, aimed specifically at helping business owners and entrepreneurs to fast-track growth, and the bank’s recently launched Breakthrough product suite – a key part of its plan to double its current SME market share to 10% by the end of 2016.

Robin Davies, Regional Director Wales, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “I’m delighted that we can bring this event to the centre of Cardiff. Wales is a key market for Santander and we are focused on supporting and nurturing the development of fast growth and ambitious businesses across the region. As a scale challenger, we believe that we are bringing a unique approach to help British businesses – and the Breakthrough Moments Box is a tangible part of our ambition to help Welsh businesses achieve their own growth ambitions.”

Santander Corporate & Commercial has seen growth in customer lending of 92% over the past two years in Wales. 

With exports and international trade a major focus for businesses in Wales, the Breakthrough Moments Box will contain Santander Corporate & Commercial’s International Trade desk. Visitors will be able to use and experience the Santander Trade Portal, a unique online tool that allows businesses to discover and better understand which global markets provide the biggest opportunity for their business – and how to enter those markets.

Cardiff is the fifth venue for the Breakthrough Moments Box programme, which is touring key towns and cities in the UK throughout 2015. It will be located at Cardiff Castle from April 27th to May 1st. To register for any of the events, interested parties should email:

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Santander Corporate & Commercial
provides dedicated relationship banking support to businesses with a turnover of more than £250,000. It is part of Santander UK, a leading financial services provider in the UK which offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2014, Santander UK serves around 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees, 921 branches and 66 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.34 trillion in managed funds, 107 million customers, 13,225 branches – more than any other international bank – and 183,648 employees at the close of June 2014. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America. It also has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. In the first half of 2014, Santander registered EUR 2.756 billion in attributable profit, an increase of 22% from the same period of the previous year.

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