Become the disruptor, not the disrupted


noun - “a person within an existing organisation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product through assertive risk-taking and innovation” (Pinchot, 1978).

While 84% of executives say innovation is important to their growth & strategy, only 6% are happy with their innovation performance*. Many companies are missing the fact that their greatest resource to drive innovation is the talent they already have in the organisation. An effective intrapreneurship programme can convert this talent into new business by creating a culture of proactivity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.

If organisations do not do this, they will not keep pace with rapidly changing technologies and global competition from challengers. Embedding a culture of intrapreneurship will help you to take control of your company’s future by becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted. This goes beyond traditional product development structures and empowers individuals to create new products, and build your next business lines.

*McKinsey Global Innovation Survey (2018)


The Intrapreneurship Programme helps established companies to develop and nurture 'in-house' entrepreneurs so that they can kick start a culture of intrapreneurship and turbo charge innovation. We take a unique two-way approach; working with both senior leaders to create cultures that support intrapreneurs, and with junior leaders to develop intrapreneurial mindsets and skillset.


Following the success of our latest event at Notting Hill Gate Eagle Lab, we'll be hosting another Intrapreneurship 101 in the new year, further information is coming soon!

Intrapreneurship 101 is an interactive one-day workshop helping you to kick-start intrapreneurship in your company so you can innovate faster, drive revenue and improve talent attraction, development and retention.

Topics on the day will include:

  • What is intrapreneurship?
  • What is social intrapreneurship?
  • The business case for intrapreneurship and social intrapreneurship
  • Supporting your intrapreneurs
  • Thinking like an intrapreneur
  • How to navigate the corporate immune system


Barclays has been working with Parkinson’s UK to accelerate innovation within their fundraising directorate by offering free access to our Intrapreneurship incubator.

Starting with training the Parkinson’s UK directorate on how to support intrapreneurs, Barclays then supported the fundraising directorate to create and develop innovative new ideas through a series of hackathons, 121s and workshops.

The resulting ideas were deemed viable for driving real change within the organisation and are to be taken forward to delivery more formally by Parkinson’s UK. One idea has already been adapted and delivered, transforming the approach Parkinson’s take to thanking donors.

"Working with Barclays has been fantastic and has really complemented our internal efforts to support staff across the charity to identify problems, generate ideas and explore solutions.

From working with senior leaders on how to create a supportive environment for intrapreneurship to delivering a workshop for budding intrapreneurs so they could pitch for resources to develop their ideas, the Barclays Intrapreneurship Team’s knowledge, experience, and positivity have been a great asset. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Barclays on this and hope to do so more in the future.”

Peter, Head of Innovation Labs
Parkinsons UK, 2018






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