Our mission

A space for everybody to
create, innovate and grow

Eagle Labs Shared Growth Ambition

When society prospers, we all do.

When the communities in which we live and work thrive, we do too. At Barclays our long-term aim is to create and curate a series of products, services and co-operative partnerships that improve the lives of people in the communities which we serve, whilst providing the commercial return to our shareholders.

Eagle Labs plays a pivotal role by fostering innovation and facilitating inclusive, shared growth for all across its communities.

Eagle Labs aims to:

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Help Barclays colleagues become the most digitally savvy workforce in the UK

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Drive local economic growth

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Support job creation

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Improve connections and relationships in the communities we operate


Our ethos

Eagle Labs are a community resource available for everybody. Whether you’re an inventor, an innovator or a mentor, our spaces are conducive to nurturing and growing your idea with support from Barclays and our network. From accelerating UK business to enabling collaborative innovation and digital empowerment for all, our Eagle Labs are a space to create, innovate and grow.

  • do brilliant things and create growth and opportunity in the wider eco-system and community
  • keep learning and give feedback so we can keep getting better and better

  • help and support those around us
  • be generous with ideas and knowledge
  • have fun!


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Working with like-minded organisations

Barclays strives to complement the community and eco-system wherever we operate.

We look to work alongside and collaborate with like-minded organisations to deliver services, space and activities through our network of Eagle Labs and to create a prosperous and progressive community.

As the Eagle Lab network grows, so does our community of users and partners.

So far we have worked with:  universities, local governments, private co-working businesses and tech and education providers

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Barclays-wide support for innovation and growth

Barclays is committed to helping entrepreneurs and high growth companies every step of the way. 

Barclays has an on-going and active commitment to support innovative businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed and reach their potential. We provide a number of initiatives that extend beyond funding solutions including skilled advice, mentoring, leading insights and access to essential networks.

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