Media Release: Barclays Wealth supports Women of the Year Awards

BARCLAYS Wealth, a leading global wealth manager, has announced its sponsorship of the 2010 Women of the Year Awards being held on October 15th at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

“We are delighted to be involved with the Women of Year Awards 2010,” said Graham, Nicoll, director, Barclays Wealth.

“Sponsorship of this event helps us celebrate those women who have gone the extra mile in their chosen areas, as well as highlighting Barclays Wealth’s commitment to equality in the workplace.”

Graham continued: “We want the most talented people to be part of our business and are focussed upon developing teams which reflect the growing diversity of our client base.

“The wealth of women is growing dramatically with the number of female entrepreneurs and senior company executives now burgeoning in the UK. ”

More than 700 women are expected to attend the high-profile event which features guest speakers the American comedienne, Ruby Wax, and the very English pottery entrepreneur, Emma Bridgewater, with Suzanne Virdee, the BBC news presenter, exclusively announcing the coveted Businesswoman of the Year 2010 award.

Tickets for Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards cost £55 per person, up to and including 31 August 2010, or £60 thereafter.

For more information and to nominate a candidate for Businesswoman of the Year visit

Now in its 28th year, the annual event recognises and awards success. It has raised over £500,000 for official charity, Vitalise, which provides short breaks, respite care and other services for disabled people, the visually impaired and carers.

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For further information contact:

Lucy Davidson, Barclays Wealth, Corporate Communications,

Tel +44 20 7114 8947,

About Barclays Wealth

Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and considered the UK’s largest, with total client assets of £153.5bn, as at 30 June 2010. With offices in over 20 countries, Barclays Wealth focuses on private and intermediary clients worldwide, providing international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary services and brokerage.

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 147,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays Wealth, please visit our website

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