Strategic consultancy services to help corporates foster innovation and change


Software is changing the world and driving businesses to embrace innovation.

The sheer volume of new companies across the country show that it has never been easier to start up a new company, or get access to the investment capital to do so.

At the same time, one look at the high street shows that many older, more traditional companies are facing challenges of their own.

The new guard have the digital smarts and the old guard have the deeper domain expertise and there is a race on for each to learn the other’s skills as fast as possible.


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After over 300 years of business, we faced some tough challenges

Challenges came from all directions: internally, the weight of old processes and culture; externally, by challenger banks, mobile banking apps, changing regulatory landscapes and much more. 

We faced the risks, we were brave and we changed. We built a new vision of banking, both from an internal cultural perspective, but also as part of our role in society.

We created the Digital Eagle Programme to help our colleagues and evolve our culture


We built Eagle Labs* in old bank branches to help communities develop digital skills, build new businesses and create new jobs


We partnered with investors and incubators to develop new products and solutions for our customers.


*One of the largest incubator networks in Europe with 24 separate sites and over 450 resident companies who collectively raised more than £230m in 2018.

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CodeBase learned and grew by connecting 

Unencumbered by tradition and digitally native, CodeBase was built to help early stage companies grow. It’s a space where constant risks are being taken, new playbooks being used to build new companies, developing new products with pioneering new business models. 

CodeBase connected startups to VCs, startups to corporates, academia to startups, startups to partners. CodeBase is a super connector, aiding all parties to be bigger than the sum of their parts.

A perfect complementary partner to Barclays size, reach and tradition.

In partnership with CodeBase, we have developed a new thesis for transformation - hard earned through practical knowledge, unique view on transformation in our own organisations, from our success and in some cases failure.


CodeBase Lab

Our thesis draws on Barclays’ experience of transforming the very big and very slow, into the very lean and very agile, and CodeBase’s expertise and knowledge of scaling the very small, very fast.

More about CodeBase


Our Transformation Programmes can help large organisations and corporates. For this to succeed, some parts of your organisation are going to have to change.

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