High Growth & Entrepreneurs

Energise your ambition

From idea to IPO, we’ll be with you at every step of your journey – helping you bring your vision to life.

Why Barclays?

Every business is different. Every entrepreneur unique. That’s why our service is designed to adapt to your business needs as they change. You can explore some of the features of our service here.

Focused support throughout your journey

With dedicated experts across the UK, we’ll use our deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey and landscape to support you and your business.

The right funding at the right time

We offer access to funding at every stage, including a £200m venture debt fund, to help you meet the financial challenges of rapid growth.

An open door to our unique network

Connect with experts and entrepreneurs through our own initiatives and events and cherry-picked networking opportunities.

Seed and start up

Specialist support to help you incubate and nurture your business idea.

Eagle Labs and Accelerator

Barclays Eagle Labs offer co-working spaces to create, innovate and grow your business. And if you’re a fintech start-up, our dedicated Accelerator programme can give you access to funding, expertise and mentors.

UK Business Angels Association

We’ll introduce you to business angels across the UK, using our connections to make sure you get the chance to tap into their expertise.

Develop and grow

Dedicated funds and services to support you when the pace, and pressure, pick up.

High-growth lending framework

Innovation Finance loans of up to £5m to support your ambitions without sacrificing equity, with a £200m venture debt fund to energise your promising scale-up.

Fast Growth Icons

As lead sponsor, we’ll connect you with a carefully curated group of successful business founders, helping you build your network and learn as you grow.

Evolve and mature

As you grow, our specialised services allow you to develop key parts of the business and your needs as a founder.

Private investor growth equity

You could meet our Investment Club clients, who are looking for investment opportunities in growth companies – proving that funding is not restricted to venture capital and private equity.

Barclays Scale Up UK Programme

In partnership with the Cambridge Judge Business School, this course addresses the core challenges of scaling up and enhancing the performance of your high-growth business.

Expand or exit

Focused services to support you through an expansion or exit, and help you to secure your legacy.

Capital markets

Our specialists can guide you through every transaction step, from helping you structure a debt strategy, to equity origination, structuring and syndication.

CBI Annual Conference

As your company reaches maturity, we can introduce you to a broad mix of business minds as sponsor of this gathering of the UK’s senior business and political leaders.


Our High Growth & Entrepreneurs team is available if your business fits one of these criteria:

  • It has grown consistently at 20% a year, in revenue or number of employees, over the past 3 years – or is forecast to
  • It has received external funding (VC, angel, grant or crowdfunding) of more than £100,000

You can fill in this form and we’ll be in touch. 

If your business doesn’t yet meet either of these criteria, it’s probably better suited to products and services from our other Business Banking teams.

Ready to talk?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, get in touch – you can also meet the team to see the wide array of skills and experience we can bring to bear on your high-growth journey.

Get in touch

Leave us your contact details and a member of our team will be in touch – please check  you meet the eligibility critera shown above.

Introducing our high-growth experts

Our people use their deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey to bring you the best of Barclays' solutions.

See for yourself

Our work with clients makes headlines – find out exactly how we’re supporting some of the world’s most disruptive new businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs.

High-growth stories that makes headlines

We’re inspired by the vision and determination of the high-growth, entrepreneurial businesses we help to grow – and we’d like to share their stories with you.