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Julie Baker

Julie Baker

Equality and Diversity Lead

Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement at NatWest

As Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement at NatWest, Julie leads on working with external strategic partners from both the Private and Public Sector who are valued supporters of entrepreneurs in the UK.  Julie’s primary focus is to help those that have traditionally faced the highest barriers to entry such as females, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities and Social Enterprises.

With a 30+ year career in the world of Banking Julie has gained significant knowledge from a variety of leadership roles across the Corporate, Commercial and Retail Bank.  Julie presently has responsibility for the Bank’s Enterprise Agenda including the multi award winning Women in Business program and leading on the Rose Review interventions on behalf of Alison Rose.

Julie is an ardent supporter of business expansion, job creation and economic growth and is seen as an external influencer  who sits on the board of the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership, The Investment Committee of Innovate UK, the X-Forces Enterprise advisory board and is Chair of  the Access to Finance Group at the APPG for Women in Enterprise.  Julie is passionate about supporting the next generation of Entrepreneurs and Future leaders through mentoring opportunities and valuable connections.

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From 1 April 2024, the responsibility for LEP functions across the Enterprise M3 LEP region has transferred to Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council.

The Enterprise M3 Board met for the last time in March 2024 and Enterprise M3 LEP is no longer operating as an organisation.

For any enquiries relating to economic development across the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, please visit the Hampshire County Council website and Business Surrey respectively.

Please note that Enterprise M3 LEP staff have transferred to Hampshire County Council to continue to deliver services and activities in Hampshire, including the Growth Hub, the Careers Hub, work on key business sectors, and trade and investment.  
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