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Corporate Banking Services for Food and Drink Sector

Food & Drink

Barclays can work with you to help you make the most of the opportunities available in this competitive market. We have been committed to the sector through strong and weak trading conditions, tailoring our products to meet the industry’s changing needs.

We understand the specific challenges that food and drink retailers face and are here to support you as you overcome these.  We have a large team of dedicated Relationship Directors committed to your sector with many years of industry-specific banking experience.

    90% of FTSE 350 retailers have banking relationships with us.¹
    68% of the UK’s top 200 retailers work with Barclays.²

As one of our Food and Drink clients, you can also take advantage of:

  • valuable networking opportunities. We hold regular sector dinners, where clients and contacts meet up to hear about the latest industry developments and to debate relevant issues
  • the support of a trusted voice within the food retail sector. We were the first bank to have a dedicated Retail and Wholesale team with a specialist focus in Food and Drink. Our Head of Retail and Wholesale, Ian Gilmartin, is regularly asked to contribute to various media and trade press publications

What we can offer

We believe we can help you develop your business despite potentially challenging market conditions. Our products and services can be tailored to meet your individual business needs and give you the opportunity to make the most of expertise across the Barclays group:

Cash Management

Optimise your working capital with products that enable you to efficiently manage funds, payments and collections.

Corporate Lending

Benefit from a wide range of finance products to grow your business, recapitalise, refinance and consolidate debt.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of the exchange rate volatility and benefit from our sector professionals who can offer you products that meet your FX requirements.

Liquidity Management

Improve the management of your surplus cash through our suite of day-to-day and long-term deposit products.

Contact our Food and Drink Team

Ian Gilmartin – Head of Retail and Wholesale

Ian Gilmartin, Head of Retail & Wholesale

Ian has over 20 years of corporate banking experience and has spent the last five years providing specialist banking services to retailers and wholesalers as part of the leadership within Barclays Retail & Wholesale Team.

Prior to that he was a senior relationship director in the Technology, Media and Telecoms team, and before joining Barclays held a range of positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Allied Irish Banks.

To find out what our Food and Drink Team can do for your business, email Ian or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

Source: FTSE 350 General Retailers Index, 2015
2Source: Retail Week’s top 200 retailers, 2015

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242 *