Barclaycard has announced its involvement in BTs partnership network aimed to provide benefits to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. 

Following the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) involvement, Barclaycard business customers can benefit from up to £100 off the upfront cost of their EE business handset. 

BT business customers who use Barclaycard can receive 2% cashback for any BT and EE service also, on top of any existing Barclaycard cashback rewards, such as 1% cashback on all business spending with the Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card. 

Colin O’Flaherty, Head of SME at Barclaycard Payments, said: “As they continue to brace themselves for what is an increasingly difficult trading environment, we want to give the nation’s smallest businesses the boost they may need to help them grow. 

“This is why we’re excited to be partnering with BT, who share in our common mission to support the UK’s small business community, the driving force of our economy.”

The new partnership network – specifically designed for micro-businesses with up to five employees – aims to deliver a host of extra perks to customers across broadband, mobile, connected devices, and digital marketing, plus other forms of support aimed at helping businesses grow. 

In addition to the new Barclaycard offers, FSB members can now claim up to £250 towards running their social media and digital advertising campaigns through BT’s Digital Marketing Hub

The new digital platform allows businesses to quickly create, send and measure digital marketing campaigns across social media platforms, using built-in AI tech to drive the best results for their business.

Chris Sims, BT’s MD for SoHo (Small Office/Home Office unit), commented: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Barclaycard as the latest partner to our partnership network, as they support us on our mission to give the UK’s smallest firms the benefits and boosts their need to grow. 

“We want technology, skills and expertise to be as accessible as possible for small businesses, and our partnerships with Barclaycard and FSB will provide our customers with exclusive offers and benefits across broadband, mobile, digital marketing and connected devices over the coming year. 

“We look forward to adding more partners to our partnership network over the coming weeks to offer an even broader range of benefits to our customers.”