Barclays at Two Smithfield, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
The Barclays Corporate Banking team at their new, permanent home at Two Smithfield.

Barclays Corporate Banking take up permanent new home at Smithfield Works 

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A 20-strong team of financiers from Barclays Corporate Banking has chosen Smithfield Works in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, as its permanent home. 

The Barclays Mid-Corporate Banking Team – “North Wales and The Shires” division – has moved into a 517 sq feet suite at Two Smithfield within the thriving development. 

Previously operating from Festival Park and Campbell Road in Stoke-on-Trent, the team was seeking a modern and secure location to put down roots. 

The new base will be ideal for overseeing its clients across a wide range of sectors in an area of 6,000 square miles spanning Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, the Black Country and North Wales. 

Paramount among the banking team’s requirements were security, accessible transport links and a professional atmosphere. 

Tim Virgo, Head of Barclays Mid-Corporate Banking for North Wales and the Shires, said: “Smithfield Works has a real vibe about it and we knew as soon as we walked in that it was the right place for us.  

“Having previously operated from Festival Park and Campbell Road we’re familiar with the area and are pleased to have somewhere to call home, especially one so modern that will enable us to stretch our wings and grow, while giving the team the flexibility it needs.  

“We have a very wide and diverse client base, so it was important for us to be connected to the businesses, communities and environments that we support and Smithfield enables that. 

“It’s a vibrant place with an entrepreneurial feel and there are a lot of different companies in there so we are looking forward to getting to know everyone.”  

Adele Simmons, Community Manager at Smithfield Works, said: “Barclays is our biggest-name signing to date and we’re delighted to welcome the team on board.” 

Smithfield Works offers a mix of shared office spaces, hot desks, private workspaces and open space. 

Ron Quenby

Senior journalist with more than 25 years’ experience of working as a news reporter for provincial and national newspapers. Ron’s varied skills include feature writing, interviewing for real life stories and compiling specialist articles for in-house publications.

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