Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics

For over a decade, Barclays has provided banking, financing and strategic expertise across the whole value chain for manufacturing, transport and logistics clients.

Industry challenges and opportunities

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

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The export dividend: Extending the global reach of UK manufacturing

In our latest manufacturing research report 63% of non-exporters plan to start exporting in 2021. Discover how momentum is growing among the sector to ramp up exports and how this can help grow your business.

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.


Made in Britain

Our latest research  is an international review of the demand for goods that are ‘Made in Britain’ and a willingness for key markets to pay a premium.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Digitalisation in manufacturing

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


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.


The road to electrification

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


Covid-bounce back for manufacturers looks set to continue in 2022

Head of MTL Lee Collinson looks at what 2022 holds for the sector. Recognising plenty of reasons for optimism.

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


Cash Management Solutions

We can help ensure cash is working hard for you across your whole business – from seamless coordination of payments to efficient treasury management.



Discover flexible, expert financing 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.

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