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West Midlands

The West Midlands is one of nine official regions of England. It covers the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. It contains the second most populous British city, Birmingham and the larger West Midlands conurbation, which includes the city of Wolverhampton and large towns of Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and West Bromwich. The city of Coventry is also located within the West Midlands county, but is separated from the conurbation to the west by several miles of green belt.

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News

West Midlands nursery business opens new site in Kidderminster

A West Midland’s childcare business has purchased another nursery school following funding from Barclays.

UK’s largest distributor of health, beauty and household brands opens new Head Office in Banbury

DCS Group, which was founded in 1994 by Denys Shortt OBE, was today officially opened by the Chairman of Barclays Corporate Banking Division – Kevin Wall.

Chinese wholesale business moves to new 60,000 square foot premises

A Birmingham-based wholesaler of Chinese food products has purchased new premises with the support of Barclays, resulting in the creation of new jobs within the City.

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Our history in the West Midlands

In 1916, Barclays acquired the United Counties Bank, thereby securing a substantial presence in the Midlands. This was one of the more significant of a rapid series of acquisitions made by Barclays between its formation as a limited company in 1896, and the check on banking mergers declared by the Treasury in 1920. These acquisitions enabled Barclays to become one of the ‘Big Five’ clearing banks, with national coverage.

Barclays Eagle Lab - Birmingham

Birmingham Eagle Lab is situated at the heart of the Innovation Birmingham Campus. Birmingham has been named as ‘Innovative City of the Year’ and Barclays are investing in the future of Birmingham by supporting its enterprise and technology industries.

Research and Insights - West Midlands

Here you can get the lowdown - the interesting and sometimes surprising facts, figures and insights about your local community, a region, or even all of the UK.

Corporate Banking - Midlands

Here you can get the lowdown - the interesting and sometimes surprising facts, figures and insights about your local community, a region, or even all of the UK.

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