Local business for local businesses
FIG Creative, the leading Glossop-based design and marketing specialists have announced plans to work with Barclays as part of the financial services provider’s integrated approach to help local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) thrive and survive in today’s challenging economic conditions.
New clients to Barclays, throughout Glossop and Buxton, will be entitled to a free 45 minute consultation with FIG Creative. Designed to give small business owners useful, practical advice these interactive sessions are an opportunity to ask questions and draw on the experience of FIG Creative’s marketing professionals.
Helen Duncan, Managing Director of FIG Creative has long been an advocate of local start-up and SME businesses and says:
“It’s really tough out there and marketing activity shouldn’t be considered a luxury – it’s essential for survival and growth. I’m delighted we’ve been chosen to support Barclays in this local initiative and I look forward to getting local businesses moving in the right direction. As well as a free 45 minute consultation for Barclays clients, we have start up and small business packages and a free starting up in business guide dedicated to the High Peak.”
As part of their drive to stimulate growth at a local level, Barclays offer a suite of advisory services including additional 45 minute accountancy and legal consultations, access to legal and tax help lines and an online data backup service. In partnering with reputable, local providers like FIG Creative they’re also helping create relationships that underpin the local business community.
Photo caption: Martin Duncan, Business Development Director at FIG Creative and Ian Shenton, Barclays Business Manager
Ian Shenton, Barclays Business Manager says:
“We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with local businesses and believe that initiatives like these go a long way to giving them the best chance of success. We’re delighted to work with FIG Creative across the High Peak because they have a wealth of experience and knowledge that our customers can really benefit from.”
Following the demise of Business Link, local enterprises will look to this type of initiative with some anticipation.