Natasha Babar-Evans

Chief Operating Officer

Wizu Workspace

Natasha joined the directors and shareholders at Wizu Workspace in July 2019 to support the growth of this co-working and flexible space provider which has recently been voted Best Workspace Provider in the SME UK Enterprise Awards 2019.  Natasha is an Enterprise Advisor and member of an investment readiness steering group.  Wizu Workspaces are currently supporting the growth of businesses in Leeds and Bradford and we are proud to be launching our Sheffield workspace in Autumn 2019 in the heart of the city.

 

Regional Entrepreneur Director

NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerators

Natasha managed three entrepreneur accelerators in the North of England supporting entrepreneurs to start, scale and succeed through our coaching, network and community.  The NatWest accelerators across the UK have supported nearly 5,000 entrepreneurs created over 8000 jobs and raised nearly £255milion investment. She is proud of the 87% business survival rate of the businesses that come through the NatWest programme. 

 

MBA at Leeds University Business School

In September 2015, Natasha left Lloyds Bank to undertake a full-time MBA (Graduated with Merit on Oct 2016) at Leeds University Business School

 

Lloyds Bank

In April 2013, Natasha was appointed the Regional Client Service Director at Lloyds Bank in the North supporting the smooth transfer and full project management for the on-boarding of new to bank businesses across Commercial Banking and Group Operations. Natasha joined the Mid Markets, North Regional team as the Regional Sales Director in September 2012 to support the growth of the franchise and to deepen the customer base. 

 

Walker Morris

Natasha trained as a barrister and started her banking career in Royal Bank of Scotland in the Treasury and Capital Markets drafting hedging documentation.  Natasha continued with her legal career from February 2000 where she cross-qualified an Associate Solicitor within the banking law department of Walker Morris solicitors.

 

Leisure Interests

Natasha has two children (aged 4 and 7) and in her little spare time you can find her mentoring or on a football pitch, in a boxing ring or at the CrossFit gym. Natasha is a determined, driven and competitive individual......who prides herself on being nice.