The Essex Digital Awards is proud to announce Barclays is to sponsor an award at EDA17.
The multi-national bank will sponsor the “Use of Social Media for Business” category and attend the Presentation Evening on May 18 at Boreham House, Chelmsford.
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.
Last year 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 labs.uk.barclays
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.
It is one of six separate Digital Awards schemes alongside those in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent Digital Awards Judging Panel, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Barclays to the Essex Digital Awards.
“Barclays has pioneered many successful new digital services and continues to support the small business sector and wider 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