Bank/Capital Provider of the Year

See things differently with Big Picture Banking
Barclays is a British universal bank that values the big picture. Supporting businesses turning over more than £6.5 million per annum, Barclays Corporate Banking has the banking excellence you’d expect with the data and insights you don’t.

We look beyond banking to help you see what really matters. Through our dedicated sector and regional specialists, and the power of the wider Barclays network, we can act on those insights together.

We can provide you with innovative financing solutions that help you achieve a more expansive, better-connected future for your business.

Expertise at hand
As the first bank to recognise the need for sector specialisms, we’ve had a team dedicated to the education sector for over 20 years. We’re one of the biggest lenders to the sector and have relationships with over half of UK higher education providers and further education colleges. Our relationship directors understand the specific challenges faced by education providers and are passionate about supporting their ambitions, helping them deliver outstanding student experience and outcomes.

As education becomes increasingly global, we have led the way in supporting transnational education and inward investment in the UK education sector. Our support for ed tech businesses has helped the sector embrace and take advantage of new technologies.

Beyond banking
Barclays’ support for the industry extends beyond providing financing and transactional banking services. Code Playground is delivering coding skills to thousands of children across the UK. LifeSkills is helping people to build the confidence, knowledge and skills that employers are looking for, as well as improve their money management proficiency. Over 17 million people have participated since the programme launched in 2013 and Barclays has supported over 250,000 people into work globally through its LifeSkills programme to date.

We’re also helping support the transition to a low-carbon economy, creating a more sustainable business and helping clients do the same. Whether you’re well on your way to achieving your economic, social and governance ambitions, or just starting to understand what ESG means for your business, we can offer support. At Barclays, we’re taking big steps too – with our ambition to become a net zero bank by 2050.

Recognising excellence
We are exceptionally proud to win ‘Bank/Capital Provider of the Year’ at the EducationInvestor Awards.

Richard Robinson, head of education at Barclays Corporate Banking, said: “We are honoured to have won this award once again. We were pleased to hear that the judges have recognised how Barclays goes above and beyond, offering additional support and outreach programmes and acknowledged our work on a number of impactful and exciting initiatives.

“Education is a key sector for us and our team are passionate about delivering for all our clients, customers and communities. We can provide you with the bigger picture, working with you to uncover opportunities for growth.”

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