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Barclays - Aerospace, Defence & Security

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
Barclays was the first bank to recognise the need for sector specialism. Today 52 sectors benefit from the experience and expertise of our dedicated teams.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

Overview of Aerospace, Defence and Security Sector support

Barclays provides financial services to the defence sector within a specific policy framework. Through our many years supporting the Defence sector we have built an excellent client base and support network. Your business can benefit from this, and from our experience and commitment to this sector.

As one of our Aerospace and Defence clients, you can also take advantage of: access to valuable contacts and stakeholders in the industry; regular networking opportunities and industry events; our understanding of regulatory, contractual and commercial issues; updates on industry trends and developments. You can also expect to be looked after by a Relationship Director with direct access to the expertise the Bank possess.

Products and Services available to the Sector:

We recognise the unique challenges and opportunities you face in your sector, and we understand the finance you need to grow within it.

We can meet both your day-to-day banking needs and longer-term financial requirements through finance drawn from across Barclays, including:

Asset Finance
Finance to help you fund new equipment or vehicles, enabling you to maximise performance or growth.

Cash Management
Optimise your working capital with products that enable you to efficiently manage funds, payments and collections.

Foreign Exchange
Reduce the risk of the exchange rate volatility and benefit from our sector professionals who can offer you products that meet your FX requirements.

Trade Finance
Improve your cashflow and your trading potential both in the UK and overseas.

Working Capital
Ease cashflow fluctuations with a range of products that can support you in covering everyday expenses or planning for growth.

To find out more speak to our sector specialist:

Mike Rigby – Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

Mike joined Barclays in 2008 on the Manufacturing team. He now leads the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics sectors across the UK&I. Aerospace and Defence form an important part of his team and one he also has a personal interest in.

Mike heads up a team of sector specialist Relationship Directors across the UK and is passionate about them supporting Companies within the sector from start up to the FTSE 100.

To find out what his team can do for your business, email Mike or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

Some examples of businesses helped by Barclays in the sector:

QinetiQ is a leader in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. With more than 9,000 employees worldwide, it is the UK’s largest research and technology organisation.