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Apply for the Barclays Scale Up UK programme

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Applications are now closed for the Barclays Scale Up UK Programme 2020.

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 and Manchester. There is a fee of £5,000 (excl. VAT) per company for Barclays clients and £13,000 (excl. VAT) for non-Barclays clients.

The ideal entry criteria is listed below, although there is some flexibility. Please contact the programme team at [email protected] 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 two-day workshops will take place over 12 weeks. Applications for the spring/summer 2020 programme have now closed, but if you and your team would like to find out more about upcoming programmes, please contact: [email protected] 

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.

The Scale Up programme and the coach’s guidance really helped to define where our time should be spent. The growth plan we developed during the programme gave us structure and belief in what we needed and wanted to do. We have worked to efficiently execute the plan and as a result, in the past financial year, our company has grown not only in terms of employees, but also in terms of profits: we have more than doubled the number of employees, multiplied our revenues by 170 per cent and grown our net profit by 376 per cent.

This growth has allowed us to start a large funded education and awareness programme, which will see 25,000 children aged 15-18 educated around the potential dangers of gambling over the next two academic years. Our projected profits over the coming financial year will allow us to open the EPIC Foundation – an initiative for social causes such as grassroots sports participation, prison initiatives and more pro-bono state school education sessions. The growth of our organisation has also led to the recent signing of a contract to work in the USA with elite sport, where we will be leading the way in education and awareness of the risks associated with gambling.

Paul Buck, Chief Executive, EPIC Risk Management
Paul Buck

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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].