Global bank Barclays is the new sponsor of Southern Entrepreneurs – the campaign run by The Business Magazine that brings together entrepreneurial owner-managers, high-net-worth individuals and business angels.
Southern Entrepreneurs is an annual campaign that, through events and profiles, provides a platform for talented, successful business founders and serial entrepreneurs to share experiences and best practice.
The new sponsor is Barclays High Growth and Entrepreneurs, a commitment by the Bank to support scale-ups and their founders, in direct response to Britain’s scale-up gap and helping the UK to compete on the global stage.
Barclays estimates that scale-ups typically project annual growth of over 20% over a three-year period.
A dedicated team of 50 Barclays High Growth & Entrepreneur relationship directors has been created across the country to support high-growth companies – from start-ups to scale-ups and eventual exit or IPO.
Southern Entrepreneurs covers both the Thames Valley and Solent regions. Profiles in recent years have included David Brownlow of Huntswood; Matthew Hare of Gigaclear; Dilshad and Barinder Hothi of The Knowledge Academy; Mike Clare, founder of Dreams; and Jeremy Mogford, Oxford’s entrepreneurial restaurant owner.
At recent events, speakers have included Adam Hale of Fairsail (now Sage People); serial entrepreneur Kevin Gaskell; Will King, founder of King of Shaves; and Nicola Murphy, CEO of content marketing agency The River Group.
The next Southern Entrepreneurs’ event will be an exclusive summer drinks party, sponsored by Barclays, and hosted at Bentley Berkshire.
Anyone interested in attending this private event should contact Tamsin Napier-Munn by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org