Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

With expertise across the whole value chain, we’ll help you think outside the box. 

Big Picture Banking 

Industry challenges and opportunities

  • Deal with uncertainty 
  • Filling the skills gap 
  • Growth in automation 
  • The fourth industrial revolution.
2023 Sector Outlook

Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

The majority of MTL businesses have the strength and resilience to face turbulent times ahead and exploit any potential openings that come their way, says Lee Collinson, our Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics.

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UK manufacturers are evolving to tackle supply chain challenges that have left £26bn of unfinished goods in limbo.


Home-made success

Sourcing parts in-house pays off for Gripple.

How a bakery sliced through supply challenges

Rising to the challenge

How a bakery sliced through supply challenges.

Client Story

Wyke Farms

When the leading cheese-maker wanted to build a biogas plant in order to be 100% energy self-sufficient, its long-standing relationship with Barclays was key to funding its plans.


Why Freeports could help re-balance the UK economy

Barclays’ Head of Manufacturing on why Freeports could create jobs, drive investment and level up communities in the North of England.


The changing digital landscape of Manufacturing

Barclays’ Lee Collinson, Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, discusses the accelerated adoption of digital technologies through the pandemic.


Goodbye megafactory, hello microfactory?

Microfactories point to a small, modular, flexible future of manufacturing, where factories can be adapted to customer needs and have a reduced environmental footprint.


Digitalisation in manufacturing

More and more UK manufacturing businesses are using new digital technology. This report looks at some great examples.


UK Logistics Confidence index

Barclays and BDO, in conjunction with specialist sector research agency Analytiqa, have undertaken the latest in our series of surveys to assess confidence and expectations in the UK logistics sector.


Aerospace through a greener lens

Lee Collinson talks zero-emission flights, the green industrial revolution and the potential for sustainable investment in the UK’s aerospace industry.


Three things to consider when automating your manufacturing business

Automation and robotics are two key elements of the fourth industrial revolution. Lee Collinson outlines three steps for implementing necessary changes.


The road to electrification

Barclays’ Lee Collinson dives into the current trends impacting UK automotive businesses as they strive towards electrification.


Direct from manufacturer

Barclays’ Lee Collinson, discusses how for a growing number of UK households, buying goods direct from the producer is now an established habit.

Client advantages

As well as a dedicated Relationship Director you will also have access to a variety of products and solutions.

The manufacturing, transport and logistics sector faces many different challenges and opportunities. To meet your specific needs, we provide specialist teams.

Click on the areas below to find out more about how Barclays can support you.

Find out about industry solutions



Discover flexible, expert lending solutions built around your business – from meeting day-to-day expenditure to funding your ambitions for growth.


Trade Solutions

With an international network of local trade specialists, we offer a range of solutions to help you execute and expand your trading activities with confidence.


Corporate Banking Solutions

We provide a complete spectrum of solutions to enable your business to transact and trade easily, manage risks efficiently and finance its plans for growth.

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To discuss your business requirements and how Barclays can support you, contact us today.