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Barclays launches additional Brexit support for Edinburgh businesses

Posted: 11th November 2019

Businesses in Edinburgh are invited to attend a specialist clinic hosted by Barclays on 14 November aimed at providing additional support to customers through Brexit.

The specially tailored Brexit advice event will be hosted at Barclays Eagle Lab, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, and forms part of a programme of Brexit clinics in the UK which have taken place across 2019.

The event will focus on managing cash-flow and working capital, exporting goods abroad, supply chain management, labour, and protecting businesses against fraud.

The clinic will also look at using data and technology to help boost business, from apps and automation, through to the bank’s partnership with Fintech MarketInvoice, which enables businesses to get funding against their outstanding invoices, unlocking fast access to cash.

The advice clinic is the latest support Barclays has provided local businesses to give them the skills needed to navigate their way through Brexit. It follows the opening of the Barclays and CodeBase Eagle Lab in Edinburgh last year, which provides a space for businesses and communities to learn about innovative technologies and boost digital skills.

Stuart Brown, Head of SME Scotland at Barclays, said:

“Businesses are going through an unprecedented period of uncertainty right now, and Barclays intends to play our part in supporting the local economy here in Edinburgh and across Scotland. We’re providing businesses help to prepare and cope with Brexit as best as they can, and we stand ready to help our clients through this period.”

“SMEs are the lifeblood of Scotland’s economy and we are determined to continue to support local businesses through both advice and lending activity. Our network of relationship managers are here to help them navigate the challenges and opportunities the coming months will bring. The Eagle Lab here in Edinburgh is also freely available to local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to support the development of skills in business, innovation and in new and emerging technologies.”

Edinburgh businesses interested in attending the clinic can sign up by emailing Richard.paul@barclays.com

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