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To the high achievers. The visionaries. The dreamers. We see your potential. And we’re with you. From idea to IPO, this is how Barclays can help energise your ambition...

Focused support
throughout your journey

Dedicated Experts Across

8

UK Regions

We’ll use our deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey to support both your business and personal banking needs.

The right funding
at the right time

Including

£200m

venture debt

We appreciate the changing financial challenges of rapid growth. So we offer options to support you at every step, including a fund of £200m of venture debt.

An open door to
our unique network

More than

400

events in 2015

We’re able to connect you through a curated series of events, groups and programmes, as well as our wider client base.

In the headlines

Barclays sponsor Fast Track 100

Fast Track 100

Over the last six years, Barclays has been delighted to sponsor Fast Track 100 - an innovative research initiative delivered by Fast Track, in association with The Sunday Times - that showcases some of the very best entrepreneurial activity in the UK. The league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.

Barclays helps Gousto with its first deal in the food-tech arena

Barclays helps Gousto with its first deal in the food-tech arena

Gousto, the UK’s best recipe kit for choice, has secured a further £10m of funding, £5m of which was provided by Barclays through a Revolving Credit Facility.

Barclays and Catalyst Inc spark innovation in Northern Ireland

Barclays and Catalyst Inc set to spark innovation in Northern Ireland

Barclays has announced a major sponsorship deal with Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland’s biggest burgeoning tech hub. The announcement highlights the bank’s commitment to supporting the ambitions of local high growth businesses and entrepreneurs.

Lightbulb Moments

Brits dream up their best ideas in bed

Research carried out by Barclays shows that Britons are most likely to be struck by their best ‘lightbulb moment’ ideas when in bed, followed by the great outdoors and over a cup of tea or coffee.This image shows how the results differ across the country with “in bed” leading the charge across most of the land.

Richard Heggie, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs at Barclays, said: “Every great entrepreneur starts with their ‘Eureka moment’ and our poll shows the UK is a nation of inspired thinkers. It’s essential that the industry does all it can to harness and encourage this creativity. Not having access to lending, or to the right tools, advice and guidance simply shouldn’t be a barrier holding back the UK’s future disrupters and pioneers.” Barclays’ £200 million venture debt fund has also been established to help the UK’s high-growth firms to compete with Silicon Valley.

Britian's Entrepreneurial State

Britain’s Entrepreneurial State

Leading up to Like Minds ‘Innovation & Ideas Festival’ in partnership with Barclays, that takes place in Bristol on 8 & 9 September, Gavin O’Toole, journalist and author, shares insights on how innovations are disrupting and boosting the UK in equal measure. Further information about the Festival and tickets can be found here.

London Accelerator Programme

Barclays Accelerator

Are you ready to transform the future of financial services?

If the answer is yes and you are a FinTech startup looking to scale quickly, you should apply for the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. We’re recruiting for our next London cohort and if you are interested, apply no later than 15 October 2016.

Our dedicated 13-week programme is designed to fast-track the next generation of FinTech businesses. Find out what Ky Nichol, CEO and Founder of Cutover (a Barclays Accelerator alumnus) has to say about the programme.

Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Isabella Macpherson on a new wave of women entrepreneurs.

Isabella Macpherson up-shifted from advertising creative to CEO. She talks about grit, graft, gumption and the lessons learnt from other successful women along the way.

First Eagle Lab Incubator opens in Cambridge

First Eagle Lab Incubator opens in Cambridge

On 9 May, the first Eagle Labs Incubator opened its doors in Chesterton Road, Cambridge – a location inspired by the city’s record of business success, achieved thanks to its position as one of Europe’s top technology clusters, and its world-leading university.

With space for 82 people, the Incubator has been designed for fast-growing businesses and entrepreneurs. They’ll have support from an extensive network of mentors and the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). This will include workshops on key aspects of doing business and regular opportunities to practise pitching to CJBS and business angels.

Scale-up UK: Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy

Scale-up UK: Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy

Barclays has launched a new report on the future of business scale-ups in the UK. This is the culmination of a partnership with the business schools of both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge and both institutions have made six individual recommendations designed to help the growth of UK businesses.

The report, Scale-up UK: Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy, was launched on 25 April by Barclays’ CEO, Jes Staley, alongside both Universities and the Chair of the Scale-up Institute, Sherry Coutu.

Latest Barclays Accelerator London programme concludes with a Demo Day at the o2 Arena

Latest Barclays Accelerator London programme concludes with a Demo Day at the o2 Arena

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 11 teams showcased their innovative FinTech propositions at a Demo Day at London’s O2 Arena, as the third London cohort of the Barclays Accelerator concluded.

The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is an intensive startup programme designed to capture, shape and scale the next generation of innovative fintech businesses. The programme draws upon mentors from across Barclays, the Techstars network, and from programme partners including Cisco and Thomson Reuters.

An audience of more than 1,000 industry leaders, venture capitalists, senior executives and corporate partners attended the Demo Day to hear how the 11 teams’ propositions could help their businesses, and ultimately help shape the future of financial services.

Latest Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index report

Latest Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index report

The Barclays and BGF Entrepreneur Index examines the entrepreneurial landscape in the UK by looking at the levels of activity occurring at different stages of the entrepreneurial lifecycle. The seventh volume found
  • This year saw the biggest increase in recorded active companies since we began the index
  • The proportion of high growth companies remains in decline
  • Service-led businesses are driving growth deals
  • The construction, property and retail sectors continue to perform strongly
  • Wales and the South West of England are outperforming the rest of the UK on High Growth
  • London and the south east dominate the deals landscape
Barclays support Pitch@Palace

Barclays support Pitch@Palace

300 influential people came to St James’s Palace on 7 March to watch 14 companies present their business at the Pitch at the Palace 5.0 Finals. Pitch at the Palace is an initiative run by HRH The Duke of York and Pitch at the Palace 5.0 focused on Biotech and Healthcare. Throughout the heats, we saw some amazing pitches from innovators and disruptors in their fields and the winner was selected using a voting app by the audience at the Finals. JustMilk who has developed a drug dosing device for giving life-saving medicines to infants during breastfeeding for treating globally causes of child mortality was the overall Pitch at the Palace 5.0 winner.

The next Pitch at the Palace will take place in November and will be focusing on general Tech.

How we help our clients

We are proud to support some of the world’s most disruptive new businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs. Find out how we’re helping with their journey to success.

“We’ve been working with Barclays since we started the business. They were one of the only institutions at the time that were really talking about entrepreneurship”

Bethany Koby

  • London

“I've always found individuals within Barclays that have been prepared to go the extra mile to make something happen.”

James Duez, Co-Founder

  • Norwich

“Rockar is a really innovative company, we see Barclays as the same. Innovation is at the heart of what Barclays are doing.”

Simon Dixon, Founder

  • East Yorkshire

“Our ambition is to help young people become a powerful force. Coding is increasingly important in today’s society, and Barclays is helping us to impart a valuable skill.”

Yonatan Raz-Fridman, Co-Founder and President

  • London

“Barclays has helped us on the Business Development front, where they are helping us meet with other businesses that we might find of interest to meet with, we found this really valuable.”

Shane Corstorphine, CFO

  • Edinburgh

“Inviting me and my team to various things, networking events...really cool stuff that for an entrepreneur and founder is really good.”

Russell Quirk, Founder & CEO

  • London

The Barclays difference: by your side every step of the journey

Every business is different. Every entrepreneur unique. Which is why we’ve developed a proposition that brings together dedicated support, rewarding connections and tailored products to help drive your success. Explore some of the features of our service:



Meet the team

Our people use their deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey to bring together the best of Barclays' solutions. Here is just a snapshot of your dedicated team.

Region:
Richard Heggie - National Leader - National
Richard Heggie
National Leader
National
Richard Heggie - National Leader - National
Richard Heggie - National Leader
National

Richard is the Head of High Growth and Entrepreneurs Proposition at Barclays.

He has more than 20 years of banking and finance experience working across Investment Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Retail. He is a confirmed globalist having grown up in Europe, Asia and the US.

He is passionate about making Barclays the bank for ambitious businesses and their founders.

He is married with two children.

Sean Duffy - National Leader - National
Sean Duffy
National Leader
National
Sean Duffy - National Leader - National
Sean Duffy - National Leader
National

Sean is a Managing Director at Barclays Corporate and is responsible for financing and risk management solutions to the TMT and High Growth sector.

This covers the FTSE250, AIM and their private equivalents.

Sean’s team has a special focus on fast growth entrepreneurial led or VC backed companies.

Dave Parr - Scale-Up Expert - NW & NW
Dave Parr
Scale-Up Expert
NW & NW
Dave Parr - Scale-Up Expert - NW & NW
Dave Parr - Scale-Up Expert
North West & North Wales

David is a Corporate Relationship Director and joined Barclays 3 years ago.

His portfolio of clients range from high tech startups right through to FTSE-listed companies and overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals.

For the past 10 years he has taken a special interest in the technology sector, assisting many university spinouts and high growth technology firms. He also leads the High Growth & Entrepreneurs team in the North West region.

He lives in Warrington with his family.

Neil Lewis - Founder Expert - SW & SW
Neil Lewis
Founder Expert
SW & SW
Neil Lewis - Founder Expert - SW & SW
Neil Lewis - Founder Expert
South West & South Wales

Neil is a senior private banker who has managed some of our largest private banking relationships in the South of England since 2008. He started his career with Barclays Private Clients in Jersey in 1985, before becoming Head of Investments for Barclays International in Knightsbridge in 2001. He moved to Coutts in 2006 and returned to Barclays Private Bank three years later.

Over his 30 year career, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering holistic wealth management, with a strong bias towards entrepreneurs, families and foreign domiciles. He has developed a reputation for being innovative and delivering outstanding service. Outside of work Neil is a School Governor and enjoys Rugby, sailing and cycling.

Caroline Burley - Scale-Up Expert - SE
Caroline Burley
Scale-Up Expert
SE
Caroline Burley - Scale-Up Expert - SE
Caroline Burley - Scale-Up Expert
South East

Caroline joined Barclays in 2003 and heads the Solent, Dorset, and South Wiltshire SME team that primarily focus on corporates operating in the £5m to £50m turnover bracket.

Caroline is passionate about getting ‘under the skin’ of businesses to deliver tangible value through developing strong relationships.

Married to Neil, Caroline has a daughter Amelia and son Max and finds time to fit in regular league hockey at the weekend.

Stuart Brown - Scale-Up Expert - Scotland & NI
Stuart Brown
Scale-Up Expert
Scotland & NI
Stuart Brown - Scale-Up Expert - Scotland & NI
Stuart Brown - Scale-Up Expert
Scotland & Northern Ireland

Stuart leads our Aberdeen Business and Corporate operations and joined Barclays in 2015 with a key focus on expanding our offering to SME businesses.

Throughout his career, he has helped many companies with their growth ambitions and supported them through challenging times. He is a firm believer in developing a strong personal relationship with his clients and invests time to understand the business so that he can provide support throughout the course of the business’s lifecycle and add value as a banking partner.

Stuart leads the High Growth & Entrepreneurs focus in Aberdeen and the north of Scotland which includes working with growing businesses in the community and works closely with the local Social Enterprise Elevator via their Accelerator programme.

Juliet Rogan - Scale-Up Expert - London
Juliet Rogan
Scale-Up Expert
London
Juliet Rogan - Scale-Up Expert - London
Juliet Rogan - Scale-Up Expert
London

Juliet is a Director in the TMT team at Barclays, Juliet works with high growth companies from start-up to exit, and looks after a portfolio of the most exciting tech companies in London. Juliet joined Barclays in 2010 from Burberry where she worked as a finance Analyst after qualifying as an accountant at KPMG.

In the TMT team, Juliet has been part of the core team to build the high growth franchise and venture debt product, Juliet works closely with the Barclays accelerator and Fintech innovation lab to ensure that Barclays has a cohesive approach to high growth companies across their lifecycle.

John Squier - Scale-Up Expert - SW & SW
John Squier
Scale-Up Expert
SW & SW
John Squier - Scale-Up Expert - SW & SW
John Squier - Scale-Up Expert
South West & South Wales

John has worked as a Relationship Director for Barclays for 6 years, having previously worked for NatWest. John has been in the banking industry for 35 years and has worked with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.

John has taken responsibility for High Growth Companies across his geography and now looks after a number of high profile, fast growth businesses. John also supports as Banker in Residence at SETSquared in Bristol.

Michael-Hartig - Scale-Up Expert - NW & NW
Michael Hartig
Scale-Up Expert
NW & NW
Michael-Hartig - Scale-Up Expert - NW & NW
Michael Hartig - Scale-Up Expert
North West & North Wales

Michael heads the Corporate Banking teams across the North West and North Wales and has more than 25 years experience in banking, holding a number of high profile relationship leadership roles throughout his career.

Michael leads his region’s strategy for High Growth & Entrepreneurs and has a degree in Management and Engineers as well as an MBA.

Michael is married with two children.

Simon Smith - Founder Expert - Eastern
Simon Smith
Founder Expert
Eastern
Simon Smith - Founder Expert - Eastern
Simon Smith - Founder Expert
Eastern

Simon joined Barclays Wealth in 2006 and set up a new Private Banking team covering the Yorkshire region, based in Leeds.

Having relocated his family back home to Norwich in 2009, Simon now runs the Eastern Regional team covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Simon has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry with an Investment Advisory and Sales Management background. Simon is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is married with two children. Simon is a trustee for The Base charity in Norwich which provides much needed life skills support & mentoring to local teenagers.

Simon’s interests include Philately, Running, Golf, Watching his home football team, Norwich City and spending time with his family.

Joe Coles - Scale-Up Expert - London
Joe Coles
Scale-Up Expert
London
Joe Coles - Scale-Up Expert - London
Joe Coles - Scale-Up Expert
London

Joe is a Relationship Director in the TMT team at Barclays where he has enjoyed six years working with exciting TMT businesses. He supports his clients, whose annual sales range from £2m - £50m, with their funding requirements, treasury and FX strategies, international expansion plans and day-to-day banking needs.

Recently, Joe has helped to develop and launch Barclays’ Innovation Finance loan which provides growth finance for innovative and fast-growing UK companies. He takes a keen interest in scale-ups and the different debt and equity options available to them.

Joe has a first-class degree in History from Durham University and likes hill-walking and running. He lives in south-east London and enjoys queuing for the Blackwall Tunnel when trying to escape to the North.

Mark Flynn - Founder Expert - Scotland & NI
Mark Flynn
Founder Expert
Scotland & NI
Mark Flynn - Founder Expert - Scotland & NI
Mark Flynn - Founder Expert
Scotland & Northern Ireland

Mark Flynn joined Barclays in 2008 to set up the Aberdeen office for the Wealth and Investment Management division. He has near 30 years experience in private banking and specialises in entrepreneurial clients looking after all aspects of their personal finances, including day-to-day banking, investment, and wealth structuring.

Mark lives in Aberdeenshire with his family. He is a Chartered Banker, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, and holds an Honours Degree in Financial Services from Napier University.

Michael Burgess - Founder Expert - Midlands
Michael Burgess
Founder Expert
Midlands
Michael Burgess - Founder Expert - Midlands
Michael Burgess - Founder Expert
Midlands

Michael joined Barclays in 2004.

As a Private Banker, Michael manages the financial affairs of a diverse range of clients on behalf of Barclays. His aim is to provide an extremely high level of personal service, interacting with colleagues to bring specialist advice in all areas of wealth management, including cash management, investments, lending, retirement and inheritance tax planning.

Michael lives in Harborne with his wife and two children. He is a keen sportsman and has completed both the Berlin and London marathons.

Charlotte Goggin - Scale-Up Expert - London
Charlotte Goggin
Scale-Up Expert
London
Charlotte Goggin - Scale-Up Expert - London
Charlotte Goggin - Scale-Up Expert
London

Charlotte is a Corporate Relationship Director and has been with Barclays for 3 years. Her large portfolio of clients includes high growth tech startups, established media companies and the overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals.

Charlotte is passionate about the London startup scene, particularly the evolution of FinTech. Charlotte lives in Central London and loves city breaks.

Andrew Davies - Scale-Up Expert - SW & SW
Andrew Davies
Scale-Up Expert
SW & SW
Andrew Davies - Scale-Up Expert - SW & SW
Andrew Davies - Scale-Up Expert
South West & South Wales

Andrew Davies is a Corporate Relationship Director having enjoyed 35 years with Barclays.

He is responsible for a portfolio of 35 clients with sales between £5M to £75M and assists with all aspects of the financial side of the business whether it be a funding requirement, treasury advice, international opportunities or general banking advice.

His portfolio of clients range from high tech start-ups right through to FTSE listed companies and overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals.

For the past 10 years he has taken a special interest in the technology sector, assisting many university spinouts and high growth technology firms. He also leads the High Growth and Entrepreneurship team in the Oxfordshire, Swindon and Gloucester region. He lives in Oxfordshire with his family.

Robin Reynolds - Founder Expert - SE
Robin Reynolds
Founder Expert
SE
Robin Reynolds - Founder Expert - SE
Robin Reynolds - Founder Expert
South East

Robin has been in Banking for more than 25 years, starting his career at Coutts where he remained for 13 years, then moving to Credit Suisse in 2002.

He joined Barclays in 2004, as part of the Gerrard business and was at the forefront of the Wealth business when it was created in 2006. Robin has been a Private Banker advising clients for the majority of his career and since 2010 has taken on leadership responsibilities and is presently the Regional Leader for Barclays Wealth & Investment Management in the South East.

Dan Jordan - Founder Expert - London
Dan Jordan
Founder Expert
London
Dan Jordan - Founder Expert - London
Dan Jordan - Founder Expert
London

Dan Jordan is a Premier Banking Market Leader and joined Barclays 12 years ago straight from university.

He looks after a team of 14 Relationship Managers within Central London who in turn support 7,000 high-net-worth clients with all aspects of their personal finances. With many clients actively engaged in high-tech startups through to FTSE listed companies and the overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals, they rely on the support that their Relationship Manager provides on all aspects of their personal banking.

Dan leads the Premier High Growth & Entrepreneurs team London and lives in Milton Keynes with his family.

Hemal Rawal - Scale-Up Expert - London
Hemal Rawal
Scale-Up Expert
London
Hemal Rawal - Scale-Up Expert - London
Hemal Rawal - Scale-Up Expert
London

Hemal is a Corporate Relationship Director having enjoyed 5 years with Barclays. Before that he was at Nomura International in their credit derivatives risk analytics team.

He is responsible for looking after our venture lending by continuing to develop our overall lending policy in relation to the constantly changing market conditions in this space. He specialises in funding high growth companies with venture debt and was part of the team who founded this practice within Barclays.

Hemal is also responsible for a portfolio of 20 technology clients with sales between £2m - £100m. Hemal also advises on treasury, international growth opportunities and general banking advice.

Janine Graham - Scale-Up Expert - Scotland & NI
Janine Graham
Scale-Up Expert
Scotland & NI
Janine Graham - Scale-Up Expert - Scotland & NI
Janine Graham - Scale-Up Expert
Scotland & Northern Ireland

Janine is a Small Business Manager and has been with Barclays for 9 years. She is responsible for supporting new and existing businesses through their banking journey with Barclays. Her clients are from a wide range of industries and she offers specialised support in, marketing, startup funding, payment acceptance and international trade. For the past two years she has taken a special interest in digital awareness.

She is part of the High Growth & Entrepreneurs team in the Belfast area.

She lives in County Down with her family.

Terry Staff - Founder Expert - Eastern
Terry Staff
Founder Expert
Eastern
Terry Staff - Founder Expert - Eastern
Terry Staff - Founder Expert
Eastern

Terry is the Community Banking Director for Cambridgeshire and has enjoyed 28 years with Barclays.

He is responsible for leading 48 branches across the county and the colleagues in these branches support customers with all aspects of their financial needs.

Terry takes an active interest in the High Growth and Entrepreneur sector and is delighted to have recently opened two “Eagle Labs” in his branches. The Eagle Lab Makerspace was opened in Dec 15 above the Barclays Cherry Hinton road branch and the Eagle Lab Incubator was opened in April 16 above the Barclays Chesterton road branch, both in Cambridge supporting the local communities.

Nigel Helen - Founder Expert - London
Nigel Helen
Founder Expert
London
Nigel Helen - Founder Expert - London
Nigel Helen - Founder Expert
London

Nigel joined Barclays as a private banker in 2010 as he believes it's the best place to look after entrepreneurs in the UK. His clients are predominantly founders of technology and biotech companies in the UK who are at various stages of growth from scale up to exit and he supports them throughout the journey.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, playing golf and supporting startups.

Paul Keiser - Founder Expert - Midlands
Paul Keiser
Founder Expert
Midlands
Paul Keiser - Founder Expert - Midlands
Paul Keiser - Founder Expert
Midlands

Paul has been with Barclays for over 28 years and is currently the Director in Wealth and Investment Management for the Midlands region looking after a team of 12 Private Bankers.

Paul is a Chartered Wealth Manager and has worked with a number of high-net-worth-individuals on banking, lending facilities, cash management, investments, wealth management and tapped into the expertise of colleagues to provide specialist advice for clients on tax structuring, estate, retirement and inheritance tax planning.

Paul is super-fit and has completed two triathlons and completed a number of half marathons raising money for charity.

Simon Hollands - Founder Expert - Midlands
Simon Hollands
Founder Expert
Midlands
Simon Hollands - Founder Expert - Midlands
Simon Hollands - Founder Expert
Midlands

Simon Hollands is a Premier Relationship Manager having enjoyed 25 years with Barclays.

He is responsible for a portfolio of 350 clients, most of whom are owner directors of businesses that bank with Barclays. He is responsible for all aspects of the client’s personal banking from opening new Current Accounts through to their mortgage and personal lending requirements and any other general banking advice.

His portfolio of clients range from Chief Executives of FTSE listed companies and overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals,to owner directors of family businesses across all sectors.

He lives in South Warwickshire with his family and is a big sports fan.

Andrew Miller - Founder Expert - NE & Yorkshire
Andrew Miller
Founder Expert
NE & Yorkshire
Andrew Miller - Founder Expert - NE & Yorkshire
Andrew Miller - Founder Expert
North East & Yorkshire

Andrew joined Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in 2003 following the takeover of Gerrard Investment Management as a Private Banker focused on working with our High Net Worth clients in the North East region.

Andrew joined Gerrard Investment Management in 1991 from Brown Shipley and became Regional Centre Head for Newcastle in 2000. He was made a Director of Barclays Wealth in 2009.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

David Steer - Founder Expert - NW & NW
David Steer
Founder Expert
NW & NW
David Steer - Founder Expert - NW & NW
David Steer - Founder Expert
North West & North Wales

David has been with Barclays for 9 years and is Managing Director for Barclays Community Banking in our “North” region which consists of 8 communities, with approximately 400 branches and over 2,500 employees.

David lives in Yorkshire with his wife and 2 daughters.

John Mathers - Scale-Up Expert - Scotland & NI
John Mathers
Scale-Up Expert
Scotland & NI
John Mathers - Scale-Up Expert - Scotland & NI
John Mathers - Scale-Up Expert
Scotland & Northern Ireland

John is a Corporate Development Director based in Northern Ireland and has been with Barclays for over 9 years. John’s broad experience of the various stages in the business life cycle and across a range of sectors, including technology, stands him in good stead to support his broad client base.

John is a Chartered Accountant holding both a degree and a masters in Accounting and has a particular interest in helping nurture and develop local businesses through the provision of both banking support and expertise.

Paul Hodson - Scale-Up Expert - Eastern
Paul Hodson
Scale-Up Expert
Eastern
Paul Hodson - Scale-Up Expert - Eastern
Paul Hodson - Scale-Up Expert
Eastern

Paul is a Business Manager and has enjoyed a total of 24 years with Barclays.

He is responsible for a portfolio of 150 mainly high tech, high growth clients from start-up to £2 million revenue, and assists with all aspects of the business whether it be a funding requirement, treasury advice, international opportunities or general banking advice.

For the past 4 years he has taken a special interest in the technology sector, assisting many university spinouts and high growth technology firm in and around Cambridge.

He also worked as a Business Advisor for 7 years, helping businesses to start, grow and thrive.

Alex Threipland - Scale-Up Expert - London
Alex Threipland
Scale-Up Expert
London
Alex Threipland - Scale-Up Expert - London
Alex Threipland - Scale-Up Expert
London

Alex is a Corporate Relationship Director and has been with Barclays for 6 years. He looks after a broad portfolio of clients with sales of between £5m and £100m.Having run his own disruptive business in the domestic furniture market in the past, Alex understands the issues faced by his clients (from high tech start-ups right through to FTSE-listed companies and the overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals) and can provide practical support for them as their businesses grows. His special interest in the technology sector has seen him mentor startups, assist university spinouts by providing introductions to high growth technology firms and even build tech products on the side.

Alex leads the High Growth & Entrepreneurs team in the Central London region. He lives in South East London with his family.

Andrew Green - Scale-Up Expert - NW & NW
Andrew Green
Scale-Up Expert
NW & NW
Andrew Green - Scale-Up Expert - NW & NW
Andrew Green - Scale-Up Expert
North West & North Wales

Andrew has been with Barclays for 10 years. His portfolio of clients ranges from high-tech startups through to established SME businesses with turnover of between £250k and £5m.

Andrew recognises the importance of High Growth SME’s to the local economy and a key part of his role is to profile funding and support solutions available through Barclays and our wide network of partners. He is a regular fixture in key areas such as the Baltic triangle, universities and established tech hubs.

He lives on the Wirral with his family.

Katie Kelly - Scale-Up Expert - London
Katie Kelly
Scale-Up Expert
London
Katie Kelly - Scale-Up Expert - London
Katie Kelly- Scale-Up Expert
London

Katie is an Associate Director in the Barclays TMT Team in London. She has been part of Corporate Banking for 3 and a half years after joining the Barclays Graduate Scheme post University. Katie works with clients across the sector, including the TV, Music and Film industries, however High Growth has become a genuine interest and passion.

Katie lives in East London and loves to spend time with friends and family, preferably abroad!

Tim Virgo - Scale-Up Expert - Midlands
Tim Virgo
Scale-Up Expert
Midlands
Tim Virgo - Scale-Up Expert - Midlands
Tim Virgo- Scale-Up Expert
Midlands

Tim is a Corporate Relationship Director and leads our High Growth & Entrepreneurs proposition in the Midlands region. He has been part of the Corporate Banking team at Barclays for 4 years and has supported clients through the early stages, including equity funding, the scale-up phase and through to IPO.

His portfolio of clients range from high-tech startups through to subsidiaries of large multinationals and he takes a special interest in the technology sector, assisting university spinouts and high growth firms.

He lives in Staffordshire with his family.

Charles-Shepherd - Scale-Up Expert - NE & Yorkshire
Charles Shepherd
Scale-Up Expert
NE & Yorkshire
Charles-Shepherd - Scale-Up Expert - NE & Yorkshire
Charles Shepherd - Scale-Up Expert
North East & Yorkshire

Charles Shepherd is a Corporate Relationship Director, having enjoyed 10 years with Barclays. Prior to this Charles worked as a consultant for a specialist grant funding company.

He is responsible for a portfolio of 35 clients with sales between £5m – and £50m and assists with all aspects of the financial side of the business whether it be a funding requirement, treasury advice, international opportunities or general banking advice.

His portfolio of clients range from high tech start-ups right through to FTSE listed companies and overseas subsidiaries of large multinationals.

For the past few years he has taken a special interest in the technology sector, assisting many high growth technology firms. He also leads the High Growth and Entrepreneurship team in the Yorkshire region. He lives in Huddersfield with his wife and two children.

Harvey Chapel - Scale-Up Expert - NE & Yorkshire
Harvey Chapel
Founder Expert
NE & Yorkshire
Harvey Chapel - Scale-Up Expert - NE & Yorkshire
Harvey Chapel - Founder Expert
North East & Yorkshire

Harvey joined Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in May 2012 as a Private Banker focused on working with our wealthiest clients in the North East.

Prior to joining Barclays, he was a Vice President at AllianceBernstein Global Wealth Management, had run his own sports management business, and had held senior positions in the IT industry.

Harvey graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Management from Keuka College and won an academic scholarship to attend the Clarkson University MBA programme, where he graduated top of his class.

He is also a former captain of the England U22 basketball team.

He is a Chartered Member of the CSI, holds the CFA Society Investment Management Certificate and the CISI Diploma in Financial Planning.

Ready to talk?

If your business has grown consistently at 20% each year in both revenue and number of employees over the last three years or has received external investment through post-seed funding, the Barclays High Growth & Entrepreneurs team may be able to assist. Call us on 0800 151 0044*, or leave your details below and we'll be in touch.

If your business is new or does not meet the above criteria, our range of products and services through our Business Bank may better meet your needs at this time.

*Are you currently a Barclays customer?
*Do you meet the eligibility criteria stated above?