Financial Services sector

Cheshire East remains an important location for Financial Services and Call Centres, covering a wide range of activities from banking, risk management, to investment administration.

The sector has over 100 businesses, employing around 7,500 staff, and an annual GVA of £507 million.

The most significant Financial Services business in the area is Barclays Bank who employ 3,000 staff at their UK Technology Centre in Knutsford. The Centre is home to the Barclays Technology Office, Architecture and Strategy, Technology Quality and Risk and Global infrastructure and Service Delivery teams. Activities include software development, building and testing and support.

Useful links

  • Call NorthWest - is a self sustaining, not for profit organisation, providing a valued service to contact centres, key government agencies and solution providers across the North West.
  • National Skills Academy financial services - is an independent employer-led, charitable organisation which is a leading body for training and development in the financial services industry.