Barclays has launched a number of partnerships to help businesses in Uganda improve their trade relations with companies around the world.
It will work closely with the Uganda Investment Authority, the Private Sector Foundation, Air Uganda and DAMCO Logistics Uganda to offer customers investment advice and international trade support.
The initiative is part of the Barclays Business Club programme, which offers local businesses the opportunity to attend international trade fairs, network with companies around the world, and participate in seminars on issues such as tax management, investments and financial planning.
Charles Ongwae, Barclays Uganda Managing Director, said: "At Barclays, we recognise the contribution of local business to the national economy. Our decision to partner with credible trade facilitating institutions and provide them with financial services is critical in ensuring that Uganda continues to build a strong business community.
"Barclays Business Club seminars create an opportunity for our business club customers to interact with leading business consultants and share ideas and best practice on how best to position their businesses in changing economic times."
The partnerships were launched at a ceremony attended by representatives from the partner institutions as well as members of the Barclays Business Club.
Customers attending the event were offered tips on how to grow their business.
They also networked with other participants and showcased their products at an exhibition organised by Barclays.