Barclay Communications, a Belfast-based telecommunications provider, has launched a £250,000 grant scheme that will support businesses in Northern Ireland that have suffered a downturn as a result of the pandemic.
The ‘Barclay Backing Business Grant’ will provide free telecoms solutions for 12 months to successful applicants with no purchase necessary and zero obligation to continue with a contract when the period ends. The scheme will include fixed business landlines, broadband and VoIP services.
Companies of all sizes, from start-ups right through to large scale enterprises, are eligible to apply to the scheme. Britt Megahey, founder and managing director of Barclay Communications (pictured above), explained, “We have been very privileged over the past year to have experienced our most successful period ever in our 25-year history but we are aware that many other businesses experienced the opposite.
“We recognise that those businesses, especially when furlough ends, and bounceback loans have to be repaid, will need every penny they have to thrive and invest in their business wisely. To help some of those in that challenging position we are offering to support their communication needs as they reconnect and resume business. It’s important that businesses support each other as much as possible at this time.”
Barclay Communications offers a suite of advanced communication solutions and has clients in a number of sectors including universities, energy providers, and government. In 2020, the company achieved a turnover of £24m, up from £16m in 2019.