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Make your management fit for growth

Economic growth and job creation are closely linked to the success of companies with high growth potential in almost every economy, both developed and emerging. These organisations, however, struggle to be successful and grow; only the very few manage to turn themselves into growth companies with the potential to make a difference to their economy.

Two main reasons are typically cited for this struggle: one is a lack of access to capital, and the second is limited managerial skills to strategically lead a company as it becomes large and international. The two reasons are connected; smaller companies are often opaque to banks and investors (because they report less than very large companies), so the variability in managerial capabilities across companies causes risk for investors. This prompts them to be conservative in lending or investing.

Cambridge Judge Business School and Barclays are determined to support these potential growth champions in developing their management capabilities through the Barclays Scale Up UK Programme; which has been designed to help high growth potential companies develop their organisation’s managerial skills, setting them up to grow.

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Applications are now closed for the 2020 Barclays Scale Up UK programme running spring/summer 2020. To find out more about the programme, please contact [email protected].

Further information

Access further resources for participants

Read Scale-up UK: Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy on the Barclays website

Contact us

[email protected]


Beverley Kent: +44 (0)1223 748821
Ruth Berry: +44 (0)1223 339697