This week, the new Barclays Glasgow Campus was opened by the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The campus, which consists of five buildings, includes well-being facilities, a street food market and community spaces. Two buildings, Clyde Place House and BECO Building, are historic and have been restored for public use.
Scottish Enterprise, who provide funding and support to Scottish businesses, have worked closely with Barclays to see the project delivered. Their work included providing a broad range of support and advice to the company.
Adrian Gillespie, CEO of Scottish Enterprise, said, “By formally opening this incredible new campus, Barclays has reached a major milestone. Today marks the culmination of many years of partnership working to deliver such a significant and transformative project for Glasgow and Scotland.
“Scottish Enterprise was pleased to work with partners, including Glasgow City Council, to highlight why Glasgow was the ideal location for this campus, and we have been delighted to provide Barclays with a broad range of support services to help turn their vision into reality.”
The opportunity to deliver thousands of jobs and boost local economic opportunities for the community nearby has been a leading factor in deciding on the location of the campus.
“We are particularly pleased that many of the roles created will be high value jobs, and a significant number of positions will be for disadvantaged workers of those who have a disability.
“It underlines the message we are sharing with the world, that Scotland is very much open for business,” Gillespie said at the opening of the campus this week.
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Last month Scottish Enterprise, and networking group AccelerateHER, partnered to support and grow female-led companies.
Through the alliance, up to 63 additional female-founded companies across Scotland will benefit from AccelerateHER’s support programme of growth-focused initiatives.
Scottish Enterprise continues to support sustainable economic recovery, with the opening of Barclays Glasgow Campus providing a boost for Scotland’s economy.
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