A new flavour of banking

We meet Alex Albone, Founder of Pipers. Alex had a passion to create great tasting crisps. Today Barclays is supporting Pipers’ ambitions to trade internationally.

Pipers was founded in 2004 when three farmers decided to produce great tasting, quality crisps using local potatoes.

Using carefully selected flavour partners, Pipers now produces award-winning crisps and provides an inspiring story of growth and expansion.

Through a variety of trade and asset finance solutions, Barclays has supported the acquisition of key manufacturing infrastructure and equipment that’s helped to transform this local food enterprise into a brand with international reach.

Barclays has been a great supporter of our business.

Alex Albone

Founder of Pipers

The development of Pipers’ manufacturing facility has improved its ability to scale production and be more agile at key points during the year.

Having crunched its way through the UK market, Pipers is now looking to move into the global marketplace.

Providing industry expertise and a range of trade solutions, Barclays is committed to helping Pipers’ international ambitions become a reality.

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