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Industry expertise

Technology, Media and Telecoms

As the first UK bank to have a dedicated technology, media and telecoms team, Barclays provides the experience, insight and solutions to help forward-looking businesses stay ahead.

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Insight

5G: A transformative technology

How the next network upgrade could supercharge your business and the UK economy. 5G could supercharge the UK economy by up to £15.7bn per year by 2025.

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Insight

Venture Capital in the UK

The Venture Capital market in the UK has built up considerable scale over the last decade. Why has it grown so swiftly and what does the future hold?

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Insight

Marketing Services: To Buy, Sell, Grow, Merge

The seismic shifts taking place in marketing services mean it’s a very different sector today compared to ten or even just a couple of years ago.

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Client Story

Pod Point

Barclays has supported the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging point provider in its meteoric growth – helping it successfully navigate the milestones facing fast-growth companies.

Client advantages

As well as a dedicated Relationship Director, you can access industry networking opportunities, market-leading research and insight, plus a range of innovative financing and banking solutions to support your next steps for growth. 

Partner with specialists in your area

To meet the particular needs and challenges of your business, we maintain three teams with a deep sector focus.

  • Technology Technology

    Our dedicated technology team provides banking and financing solutions to many FTSE 350 computer and software companies, as well as leading data centre businesses in Europe. See below for sector challenges and opportunities.

    High Growth & Innovative Companies:

    • High number of companies forging new business models and seeking to expand in overseas markets
    • Make sure you’re tapping into the right banking expertise to help you achieve your goals.

    AI & Software:

    • AI is increasingly integral to many businesses
    • Software companies focussed on this new technology have an opportunity to really scale.

    Sector lead: Thomas Easterby, Head of Venture Capital Coverage

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  • Media Media

    Thirty years ago, Barclays was the first UK bank to establish a dedicated media team. Today, we offer specialist expertise in areas including TV or film production, broadcasting, publishing, marketing services and all aspects of live and recorded music. See below for sector challenges and opportunities.

    SVoDs:

    • Year of the SVoDs as Netflix, Amazon and others compete for share of viewers
    • Having enough content to attract and retain viewers
    • Competition between production companies to produce content as demand increases
    • Innovative funding solutions to support payment terms increase.

    Marketing Services | The Big 6:

    • Technology is increasingly playing a role in this market.
    • The FAANGS have made significant in-roads and very often go direct to the brands.
    • How the big 6 responds to changing sector
    • Smaller advertising/ad-tech companies need to flourish in the future.

    Sector lead: Lorraine Ruckstuhl, Head of Media

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  • Telecoms Telecoms

    Having provided dedicated corporate banking to telecoms businesses for over 15 years, we understand the competitiveness and complexity of this sector. See below for sector challenges and opportunities.

    • The UK is accelerating the rate at which fibre is deployed across the country to improve the digital experience
    • The capex involved can be significant and a diversified funding model should be explored 
    • Telecoms service companies need to stay ahead in the race to serve their clients and ensure they are using all of the latest technology.

Find out about industry solutions

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Solutions

Financing

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

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