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High Growth & Entrepreneurs

Bank on your future

Whether you’re seeking practical tools, expert knowledge, connections or inspiration, our innovative approach means you don’t just bank with us – you bank on your future.

Your high-growth relationship team

Your pace of growth brings challenges, thick and fast. That’s why we’re here to help you when you need to know exactly who to speak to, while being confident that we get what’s special about your business. We’ll find the most suitable options for you, respond quickly and solve problems – so you can get on with growing your business.
 

Growth solutions

Your business has exceptional momentum and the potential to truly make it. To make that happen, you need to finance the opportunities that will help to grow your business. Rapid growth is a nice problem to have, but it can bring with it an imbalance between income and capital, which can hold you back. Let’s work together to find appropriate routes to finance and tools to handle money that are tailored to help your business get to the next level as quickly as it’s growing.

Tap into the power of our network

For many entrepreneurs, you start out as the CEO, CMO, CFO and CIO of your own business. It’s a lot to manage. We give you a fresh route to finding the expertise, inspiration and solutions you need to crack each challenge. Our community of founders and broad network of resources can help cut down the time you spend searching for solutions, so you can get back to building your business.

  • Plan and start

    You might be sitting at home thinking out your big idea, or perhaps you've taken the plunge and already started your journey. We could help you get set up and guide you on your journey to becoming established.

    Your high-growth relationship team

    You’ll have access to our UK-based high-growth team, who’ll be on hand for any questions you might have – just pick up the phone when you need us.

    Growth solutions

    • Free banking for the first 12 months1
    • Access to business insurance through Allianz
    • International payments and instant invoicing from day one
    • Account access for multiple directors

    Tap into the power of our network

    • We partner with Female Founders Forum and Cambridge Judge Business School
    • There are 25 flexible working spaces through Barclays Eagle Labs and Rise, the home of FinTech2
    • Be part of the Barclays Scale-Up UK Programme and apply to the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards3

    Plan and start insights

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    The funding ecosystem explained

    How to use venture capital and venture debt to scale up your business.

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    Importance of reviews and customer feedback

    Could online reviews help your business?

    Our survey of 2,000 customers and 500 businesses revealed the importance of online review sites to the hospitality and leisure sector.

    Writing a business plan

    Your guide to a successful business plan

    A good business plan defines what you want to achieve and how you intend to achieve it. Our guide could help you write yours.

    Choosing a business structure

    Deciding the legal structure of your business

    Understand the responsibilities that come with business partnerships, limited companies and sole proprietorship.

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    Cashflow forecasting

    How a good forecast can benefit your business

    A cashflow forecast is a useful tool – it can warn you of challenges ahead, help you achieve steady growth and steer you through a downturn.

    Business start-up tips

    Our top tips for getting your company running

    Learn key strategies to keep your new business on the right track.

    Protecting your business idea

    Got a big idea? Find out how to protect it

    The Intellectual Property (IP) rights of your business determine the value of your idea, so a copyright, patent or trademark is essential.

    Business insights

    Information and advice to help your business going forward

    We’ve put together a wide range of knowledge and insight for you – read up on plans, financial support, media and marketing and much more.

  • Build and grow

    As your business takes off, you want to keep momentum going. How do you keep things running, as well as have a strategic eye on what’s ahead? Our relationship managers, growth solutions and powerful network are here to help you continue growing.

    Your high-growth relationship team

    You’ll have a dedicated high-growth manager who’ll help you build on your vision and accelerate into the next phase of growth. You can also reach our UK specialist servicing team by phone.

    Growth solutions

    • Free banking for the first 12 months1
    • Cashflow solutions such as overdrafts, and invoice discounting through MarketFinance4
    • Access SmartBusiness Dashboard to see your most important business and banking information, all in one place
    • Make and receive international payments from day one
    • Savings solutions, including sterling and currency deposits

    Tap into the power of our network

    • We partner with Female Founders Forum and Cambridge Judge Business School
    • There are 25 flexible working spaces through Barclays Eagle Labs and Rise, the home of FinTech2
    • Be part of the Barclays Scale-Up UK Programme and apply to the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards3

    Build and grow insights

    Conquering the cashflow challenge

    Cashflow is the 'lifeblood' of any business, so you need to keep on top of it to safeguard your growth.

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    Tips to start exporting

    Could it be time for you to start exporting?

    Simon Spinks, MD of Leeds-based luxury bed maker Harrison Spinks, discusses the importance of exporting.

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    The funding ecosystem explained

    How to use venture capital and venture debt to scale up your business.

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    Getting ahead of the competition

    What are the secrets to beating the competition? A panel of experts, who’ve all enjoyed great success in getting ahead, share their experiences.

    Build a winning team

    Make every position count

    Entrepreneurs share their thoughts on leadership, team work and balancing creativity with stability.

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    The High-Growth balancing act

    We’ve interviewed four successful entrepreneurs to find out how they make health and wellbeing a priority for themselves and their employees.

    Growing and expanding your business

    Doing well? How to expand

    We run through some of the main things to consider if you’re planning to expand, hire more staff or seek major investment.

    Business insights

    Information and advice to help your business going forward

    We’ve put together a wide range of knowledge and insight for you – read up on plans, financial support, media and marketing and much more.

  • Expand and scale

    You’re ready for the next big step – whether that’s expanding into new markets, moving to new territories or developing an exit strategy. We can help connect you with the people who’ll inspire and help you take your business where you want it to go.

    Your high-growth relationship manager

    Your dedicated high-growth relationship manager will have specialist connections and expert knowledge of alternative options, solutions and resources to help you with your next big step. They’ll be available by phone and in person.

    Growth solutions

    • Venture debt funding to support your growth ambitions5
    • International solutions including FX, specialist international team and trade products
    • On-shore specialists for high-growth servicing
    • Cashflow solutions such as overdrafts, and invoice discounting through MarketFinance

    Tap into the power of our network

    • Supported introductions through our Venture Capital coverage team
    • We partner with Female Founders Forum and Cambridge Judge Business School
    • Be part of the Barclays Scale-Up UK Programme and apply to the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards3

    Expand and scale insights

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    Planning for business disruption and recovery

    5 tips to help cope with the unexpected

    Unforeseen circumstances or factors outside your control can hit your business when you least expect it, but you can still plan for the worst with these tips.

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    Considerations when going global

    Joining the ranks of the UK’s 232,000 SME export businesses offers huge and exciting opportunities – and unexpected challenges. So, what are the key things you need to consider when making the move? 

    Conquering the cashflow challenge

    Cashflow is the 'lifeblood' of any business, so you need to keep on top of it to safeguard your growth.

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    Understand cybercrime and fraud risks

    Keep your business safe online

    Find out how to protect your business against impersonation fraud and invoice fraud, and help save yourself from loss of business and reputation damage.
    Explore our videos or watch our webinar.

    The benefits of a data-driven strategy

    Embedding insights into your business

    The benefits of a data-driven strategy

    How the intelligent use of data in your business – and by your employees – can help you gain a competitive edge.

    Planning your business exit

    Helpful tips to plan your high-growth exit strategy

    With the value of mergers and acquisitions of UK companies exceeding £200 billion in 2016, here are some key factors to consider when planning your exit strategy.

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    International trade support

    Backing your business abroad

    Find out about the dedicated support, expert advice and banking services that could help make your business an international success.

    Business insights

    Information and advice to help your business going forward

    We’ve put together a wide range of knowledge and insight for you – read up on plans, financial support, media and marketing and much more.

Get in touch

Call us

To arrange an appointment to open your business banking account, give us a call on

0800 515 462 6

Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

We’re celebrating entrepreneurs for their exceptional innovation, and for creating social change and growth that moves the UK forward.

Barclays Scale-Up UK Programme

We’ve joined forces with the Cambridge Judge Business School to create the Barclays Scale-Up UK Programme to support your high-growth business beyond your day-to-day banking needs.

The Journey

Explore our series of innovative case studies as we accompany Pact Coffee, Growing Underground, JustPark and The Fold on their entrepreneurial journeys.

Case studies

Real businesses, true innovation

Entrepreneurs explain their unique businesses, and how our personal, non-traditional approach is helping them achieve their ambitions.