Barclays is to mobilise 1,500 Business Banking relationship managers to visit 25,000 small and medium sized businesses across the UK in a single day, including 150 in Scotland, to give support on preparing for Brexit.
Taking place on Wednesday, July 10, Barclays On the Front Foot is a UK wide initiative that will see Barclays making personal visits to 25,000 SMEs to help them become Brexit resilient.
On high streets and industrial estates up and down the country the team will listen to the concerns of multi-sector small businesses, including from the Healthcare, Technology, Retail and Industrial sectors, and offer support and practical solutions for the challenges they face such as managing cash-flow, finding labour, and exporting goods abroad.
Stuart Brown, head of SME Scotland at Barclays, said: “Barclays is proud to have one of the biggest networks of relationship managers of any high street bank. We know that SMEs want to hear from local experts on the ground in their communities, which is why our colleagues are out and about today to help businesses in towns and cities across the country, opening up the conversation. From planning to resilience, our team is helping SMEs - the lifeblood of our economy, to navigate any changes.”
Barclays is backing small businesses through Brexit and beyond with a package of support including a £14.2bn dedicated lending fund to help SME’s to succeed and flourish, and the delivery of over a hundred Brexit clinics and seminars run in local communities across the country.
Regular free digital webinars on a host of topics including fraud prevention and Brexit preparedness are also available for businesses, and they can find information on how to plan for when the UK leaves the EU at www.barclays.co.uk/business-banking/brexit
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