About Barclays
Eagle Labs

On a mission to support the UK’s entrepreneurial community


Eagle Labs is building a platform to connect the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive digital skills development to help grow the economy through innovation and change.

Barclays is on a mission to help make the UK the best place to start and grow innovative businesses by promoting creativity and entrepreneurship. Through our activities, we create opportunities for individuals and businesses of all sizes to access a broad range of skills to support this mission.

Eagle Labs also support the transformation of businesses, industries and larger organisations through the delivery of structured innovation programming and access to new and emerging technologies.

With Eagle Labs all over the UK and more in the pipeline, our aim is to provide high-potential businesses with the services they need to help their businesses. From each location we cultivate a community of likeminded entrepreneurs who benefit from access to a collaborative co-working and office space, structured mentoring and a curated events programme.

We opened our first Lab in 2015 by taking over under-utilised Barclays branch space and converting it to a thriving business incubator and maker spaces. Since then, we have grown and opened Labs in many of UK's major cities by converting more spaces or by partnering with like-minded organisations.

Eagle Labs offer a range of services, including:

Co-working and office space


Business incubation for high-growth businesses


Business mentoring from national and local experts


Access to emerging technologies, including rapid product prototyping and testing


Business networking, events, workshops and seminars


High quality event space


Our Team

The Eagle Labs team is focused on seeking out new opportunities to collaborate, connect local ecosystems and delivering positive outcomes for our businesses.

Steven Roberts

Strategic Transformation Director

Jon Hope

Eagle Labs Director

Nikki Turner


David Hamilton


Matt Corbidge


Benjamin Storey

Lab Network South & East

Jill Leng

Lab Network North & West

Brian Sharkey

Business Development

Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate with us on future projects.

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Each Eagle Lab is managed by a dedicated Ecosystem Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day management of their Eagle Lab.  They collaboratively engage, support and connect their local ecosystem of Eagle Lab Residents, local business and community groups as well as the likes of local government and universities to create a thriving hub at the heart of the community.

Many of our Eagle Labs provide the facilities and capabilities to support you to grow with the latest emerging technologies, including on-site fabrication and design equipment and dedicated Eagle Lab Engineers who can help you develop products and learn about the applications of technologies to support Industry 4.0.

Our Partners

Eagle Labs are collaborative by nature. We work with a nationwide network of partners who share our vision to help fuel the UK’s entrepreneurial economy.

Avenue hq
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Cranfield University
Innovation Birmingham
Innovation point
Jersey library
the landing
Legal and general
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RS components
Southampton City Council

Awards & Recognition

Since launching, Eagle Labs has become an award-winning initiative, receiving national recognition which includes:

Best Use of Innovation

Best Use of Innovation

Engage Awards 2016

Sustainability or Social Responsibility

Sustainability or Social Responsibility

Highly Commended
Financial Innovation Awards 2017

Supporting Business and Enterprise

Supporting Business and Enterprise

Highly Commended
Financial Innovation Awards 2017

Sharon Jones

Lab Engineer,
Sharon Jones

Was named in The Women’s Engineering Society’s Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018


We'd love to hear
from you

We’re here to help you with 24/7 access and a range of support services including access to mentors and funding opportunities.

Our Lab team adds a personal and professional touch and is committed to empowering members in every possible way.

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