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Pod Point

Powering a greener world

We meet Erik Fairbairn, CEO and Founder of Pod Point, to hear more about his ambition to help stop climate change.

Armed with a vision that travel shouldn’t damage the earth, Pod Point is the UK’s leading provider of electric vehicle charging.

Pod Point has banked with Barclays since inception in 2009 and has subsequently achieved phenomenal growth.

Pre-empting the milestones that a fast growth company like Pod Point will encounter, Barclays has provided relevant products at each stage of the journey.

They’ve been with us the entire journey.

Erik Fairbairn

CEO and Founder, Pod Point

Our venture debt offering – enabled by our innovation finance product which is partly guaranteed by the European Investment Fund (the loan was supported by the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments) – allowed Pod Point to gain early access to capital so it could focus on developing its business.

By getting under the bonnet of Pod Point, we’ve helped provide the energy to power its continued growth.

Barclays are keen to support businesses looking to benefit the environment. For more information, please see our Green Loan product offering.

The loan was supported by the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.  

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