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Industry expertise

Learn from our years of industry and business expertise in retail and wholesale, technology, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, transport and logistics, financial institutions and more.

September 2018

“I often say that a banker specialising in Retail and Wholesale will never have a quiet day… the industry just doesn’t stand still.” Read how relationship director Martin Crook works closely with his clients to understand their business.

September 2018

From one of the world’s largest ship-building projects at the turn of the last century, to the construction of the latest ‘first in class’ wheelchair-accessible hovercraft, Barclays has a long history of supporting clients on the high seas.

June 2018

Technology is bringing massive changes, challenges and opportunities to the traditional recruitment business.

June 2018

The £6.75bn opportunity of unmet leisure demand from changing work patterns.

April 2018

Uncover the key trends of the UK’s charity sector and how technology could be the game changer in an increasingly cashless society.

April 2018

A new industrial revolution is under way. It will transform manufacturing across the world. Visit our hub to see what UK manufacturers can do to capitalise on the opportunities.

April 2018

When everyone is welcome, anything is possible. Learn how to create more inclusive customer experience.

March 2018

We look at how new technologies such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence can support forward-looking business services companies.

March 2018

Sustainability actions can improve financial and reputational outcomes. It’s more than just ‘nice to have’.

March 2018

What key trends will shape the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector this year and how can you maximise the opportunities that could come from them?

March 2018

Insights from Charities Learning Series on building a vibrant, resilient, and sustainable charity.

January 2018

Our Industry and Regional Heads share their views on the outlook for businesses across different sectors in 2018.

January 2018

From the first households to own a car to the silent revolution of electric cars, we’ve been supporting the motor industry for over a century.

September 2017

Maximise ecommerce conversion rates to unlock additional £3.74bn annual value of online purchases by 2021.

August 2017

Hear industry experts discuss how rapidly changing technology, competition and millennial thinking will impact the financial services industry.

July 2017

A series of articles discussing key issues and opportunities for the legal sector, from expanding overseas and planning for growth to investing in innovative technologies and implementing operational efficiencies.

July 2017

Social care is in increased demand and facing myriad challenges. Find out what smart changes care home operators are making to prepare for a successful and sustainable future.

June 2017

Experts from a mix of industries discuss their opinion on working with Barclays.

June 2017

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?

May 2017

From the impact of Brexit to the arrival of a fresh government, including a new housing minister, the UK’s social housing sector faced its fair share of challenges in 2016. But how can the industry navigate the numerous trials and opportunities of 2017?

April 2017

Holidays in the UK from both domestic and overseas travellers are on the rise. Weaken pound helps the country become a more attractive holiday destination, but Brexit is not the main driving force.

March 2017

How confident is the residential care sector in business growth, providing quality care, managing costs, staff recruitment and the use of technology?

February 2017

Unlock the sector with potential delivery of 15,000 new homes per year.

January 2017

What are some of the pain points in the current claims management process? And how are insurers innovating for the future?

January 2017

Resilient mood among UK manufacturers has been found in this year’s Annual Manufacturing Report. 

December 2016

Retailers are optimistic that they will achieve a positive result in their biggest sales period, with most anticipating increased trading across the wider Christmas season.

December 2016

Hear from NASA on risk management and leadership techniques, plus experts from across the financial services industry discussing how blockchain and FinTech start-ups are disrupting the sector.

November 2016

How can digital technologies help charities to engage with their donor base, respond to changes in the donations landscape, and improve their operating models?

November 2016

Energy efficiency and resilience continue to be pressing issues for UK manufacturing. Have manufacturers invested enough to solve the energy trilemma and increase their energy resilience in future?

November 2016

Explore how British retailers can turn various disruptions into a strategic advantage.

November 2016

Greater optimism appear in the logistics sector with the Confidence Index has risen for the first time after four successive drops.

September 2016

Hear from industry leaders on the key factors impacting financial services, including the macro-economy, structural reform, product innovation and FinTech disruption.

August 2016

The pop-up sector is a growing and lucrative market. But to what extent do pop-up shops benefit businesses? Our article looks at the advantages and challenges that come with this culture of the temporary.

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August 2016

Identifying the forces shaping retailers’ supply chains and exploring how to make them more efficient.

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June 2016

We examine key findings from five years of research in partnership with Knight Frank, Pinsent Masons and Caring Times, based on insight from care home providers. Issues of importance include homecare, dementia, frailty, and strain on the NHS, as well as staffing costs and fee cuts. How have such challenges affected care home providers over the last five years?

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June 2016

The media industry has changed significantly over the past 30 years, with technology, fragmentation and disruption at unprecedented levels. But what do senior leaders in the film, TV, VFX, music, radio, news publishing, advertising and mobile sectors predict for the next 30 years?

June 2016

At our recent event, we looked in depth at disruption and innovation in the financial services sector, exploring what both smaller and bigger financial services companies need to be thinking about to remain competitive.

May 2016

The rise of review sites has been a disruptive force within the hospitality industry over the past decade and will continue to be. Our report explores what more the industry can do to capitalise on this opportunity.

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May 2016

Learn about how investors can make objective financial decisions that generate sustainable returns, and find out more the recent tax developments impacting the investment management industry.

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May 2016

Predictive analytics can promote better insurance claims servicing and even prevent claims from arising in the first place. Learn more about the future digital claims model and how it can increase efficiency.

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November 2015

Find out the current investment trends and future opportunities in robotic automation for British manufacturers and the impact robotics could have on manufacturing.

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June 2015

Our High Growth Tech research, which questioned owners and CEOs of UK Tech firms, has revealed that many of the industry’s bright lights are feeling confident about delivering a stellar year of growth in 2015.

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