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At Barclays, we’re playing our part to help the UK Games Industry grow and develop.

We see the positive impact that games can have in bringing communities together, inspiring creativity and building an environment to learn.


Ukie Games
Demo Day

We are delighted to be partnering with Ukie again, in creating another opportunity for UK Games developers to showcase their games and make new connections. This time we are focussing on unsigned games.

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Games Collective

Games Collective

Join us as we host some intimate fireside chats with local developers and games businesses, to hear their stories about the challenges they overcame, their success stories and what support they received.

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Ukie Hub Crawl 2022

Ukie Hubcrawl 2022

The Ukie Hub Crawl is an essential series of events for those looking to broaden their knowledge or deepen their understanding of the key opportunities within the games industry.

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What we're doing

Resource Hub

Miss an event we ran? You’ll find recordings of all our events on our resource hub.

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Partnering with games industry experts from the grassroots up

We’re partnering with best-in-class industry bodies to bring new events, workshops and solutions. Supporting the UK games and esports industries to develop their skills and connect with like-minded professionals.

Take a look at some of our partners:





Meet the Games and Esports Team

Dave Gowans

Head of Games and Esports

Jon Paterson

Partnership Lead

Elaine Moran

Head of Games and Esports Strategy

Matthew Colclough

Esports Lead

Gavin Smith

National UK Lead for Business Development


Whether you’re starting out in games and esports or looking to expand, we’re here to help. If you’d like to find out more about our exciting gaming and esports programme and upcoming events, we’d love to hear from you.

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