Barclays Sponsors EDA18 Social Media Category

February 21st, 2018

The Essex Digital Awards is proud to announce Barclays is to sponsor an award for the second year.

The multi-national bank will sponsor the “Use of Social Media for Business” category and attend the Presentation Evening on May 3rd at Hylands House, Chelmsford.

Tickets for the event are now available

Barclays has a long history of event sponsorship and supporting the business community.

From 2001-2016 Barclays was Title Sponsor of the English Premier League and will continue as its Banking Partner until at least 2019.

Under the Barclaycard brand it also sponsors the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London, the O2, The Donmar Warehouse, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham and the Barclays Center – a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in New York City and home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

In 2014 the bank launched Barclays Digital Eagles, an initiative to support people and businesses in achieving digital literacy.

In 2016 it also set-up Eagle Labs, a rollout of fully resourced, community-based, workspaces across the UK to help businesses grow and to enable collaborative innovation and digital empowerment for all.

Eagle Labs is a “a space to create, innovate and grow”, according to

Peter Laight, Relationship Director, Essex and North East London SME, at Barclays explained why the bank chose to get involved.

He said: “We are proud to support the Essex Digital Awards and welcome new technology and the opportunities they offer for business and our society”

The Essex Digital Awards is the first and only scheme to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

Iain Johnson, Co-Founder of the Essex Digital Awards said: “We are thrilled to welcome back Barclays to the Essex Digital Awards for a second year.

“Barclays has pioneered many successful new digital services in the banking sector and continues to support the small businesses and the broader community by offering free training during this ‘digital revolution.

“Barclays is the perfect fit for the Essex Digital Awards and we are proud to be working with them.”

For more information about Digital Eagles click here

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