High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards 2017


Barclays’ Entrepreneur Awards celebrates, inspires and recognises the best in class across the country, shining a light on those truly disruptive innovators at all stages of growth. At Barclays, we understand the importance of entrepreneurs to the UK and beyond; showcasing recent success stories and highlighting the unicorns of tomorrow is a great honour and one, which Barclays is proud to support across the UK.

The Award Process and Key Dates

Once we receive all of the nominations we will begin the process of shortlisting entries and selecting a winner for each of our seven regions.

Our judging panels are made up of senior Barclays colleagues, as well as experienced entrepreneurs and influential spokespeople from your area. After selecting the regional winner for each category we will hold a national judging panel to select the national winner.


This year’s categories are:


  • Start-up Entrepreneur
  • Scale-up Entrepreneur
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneur Icons (Male and Female)
  • Rise FinTech Start-up Award
  • Most Innovative Barclays Eagle Lab Resident Award

Eagle Lab Award voting criteria:


  • Accelerating UK Business– This business has created growth and opportunity in the wider eco-system, showing a proven impact on the community.
  • Digital Empowerment– This business has leveraged the latest technologies in Computer Aided Design to bring their ideas to life, developing designs to solve business challenges, reduce supply chain complexity or demonstrate working prototypes to gain funding etc. translating Rapid Prototyping ideas into viable propositions.
  • Enabling Innovative Collaboration– This business has worked collaboratively across Eagle Lab network to create business disruption in their associated market outside of their own business. They have supported Established organisations on their digital transformational journey and engendered/created a culture of intrapreneurship within traditional businesses.

The national winners will be announced at an exclusive awards ceremony on 11 October 2017.

Key Dates:


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nomination deadline

August 2017

Regional judging panels take place

September 2017

Regional winners notified

September 2017

National judging panels take place

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

National winners announced

Submit your Eagle Lab Award nomination

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