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Applications for the Barclays Scale Up UK Programme 2018 cohort are now closed. However we invite you to register your interest for 2019 via the link below. 

We are looking to recruit around 20 ambitious CEOs and founding teams with a commitment to achieving extraordinary results in each location, which include; Cambridge, London, Birmingham and Leeds. There is a fee of £4,000 (excl. VAT) per company for Barclays clients and £10,000 for non-Barclays clients, which includes participation in six workshops across the year. 

The ideal entry criteria is listed below, although there is some flexibility. Please contact the programme team at if you have any queries.

Ideal criteria

If your business fits the following criteria, this programme could be for you:

  • Your business has scale-up potential (e.g. annual sales ranging from startup to £20m)
  • Your business has a positive cashflow and/or is backed by a venture capitalist or angel investor
  • Your business has a founding team with a proven track record and/or an entrepreneurial, ambitious, talented and broad-minded management team who are committed to growth

A series of workshops will take place over 30 weeks. If you and your team are interested in participating in the 2019 programme, please complete the online application form to register your interest:

Register your interest for 2019

Selection and interviews with companies will be done on a rolling basis. Following selection, a member of the Cambridge Judge Business School team will visit the companies to discuss and assess their needs.

Cancellation policy

All fees must be paid in full per the invoice payment terms. Our contract with you commences when we write to confirm that we have accepted you as a delegate on the Barclays Scale Up UK Programme and you complete and sign a questionnaire. The invoice must be paid in full prior to the start of the workshops. In case of cancellations after the first workshop, 50 per cent of the total fee can be refunded. There is no refund thereafter.

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Applications are now closed for the 2018 Barclays Scale Up UK programme. However if you are interested in the 2019 programme, please register your interest via the link below. 

Apply online via the link below, or email if you have any questions.