Helping to deliver the Northern Powerhouse

Barclays and the UK Government have agreed key priorities to deliver economic growth, champion the region and sharpen efforts to help its connectivity. More broadly, we want to promote and celebrate major projects in the North which really help to demonstrate the tangible growth of the Northern economy.


Barclays £500m Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund

In May 2018, our Group CEO, Jes Staley announced the launch of our £500m Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund for SMEs across the North of England, our latest commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. The fund has been specifically allocated for small and medium sized businesses to help them with cashflow, expansion and investment for growth.

Further details about the launch of the fund and why we’re serious about supporting business across the North of England.




How to build a new northern infrastructure

Barclays – which counts one in four north of England businesses as clients – has partnered with one of the world’s top business schools to produce a series of reports on how to boost the northern economy.

Further information on the reports and a series of measures aimed at supercharging the Northern Powerhouse