Jes Staley, believes the launch further exemplifies Barclays commitment to the region, stating: “As a bank with Midlands roots stretching back over two centuries, Barclays is wholeheartedly committed to the success of this region. That is why I’m so proud to announce our new Midlands Growth Fund, to help businesses across the East and West Midlands, invest in jobs and growth. It is the entrepreneurs, the new tech firms, the small manufacturers, and the world-leading research and development companies, which will help the Midlands becomes a heartbeat of the UK economy – Barclays is keen to play its part to make that happen.”
Barclays now has a network of over 320 relationship managers, with expertise in their local markets and industry sectors, who are on hand to help businesses to grow. The bank also recently invested in the full purchase of its major employment site in Northampton, and employs large numbers of colleagues in Coventry, Leicester and at Birmingham Snow Hill.