BARCLAYS has launched a £500 million growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the north of England as part of its commitment to support the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative.

The fund is available now to inject investment into businesses across the region – including Keighley district – with favourable terms for manufacturing, transport and logistics companies to help them grow and create new jobs.

Jes Staley, Barclays Group CEO, said:“Barclays has been helping businesses across the north to succeed since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

“Today, we face new economic challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution, the growth in competition from emerging markets, and of course, Brexit. “

More details on the fund and how to apply can be found at or via a local relationship manager on 0333 2027446.