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Barclays Eagle Labs begins new ecosystem role at The Bradfield Centre





Ambitious entrepreneurs and SMEs will be able to access advice and support to scale up and innovate thanks to a new partnership between the Bradfield Centre and Barclays Eagle Labs.

The Bradfield Centre. Picture: Richard Marsham
The Bradfield Centre. Picture: Richard Marsham

A new Eagle Lab presence will be established in the Bradfield Centre, offering one-to-one support to entrepreneurs, access to the extensive Eagle Labs range of programming, and the delivery of entrepreneurial related events at the centre which will benefit the wider regional tech ecosystem.

Anthony Pryke, Barclays’ UK wide ecosystem manager, is stationed at the centre on Cambridge Science Park on Thursdays from 10.30am to 6pm.

Anthony, whose previous roles at Eagle Labs were as national head of Eagle Lab engineers, and ecosystem manager for Norwich, said: “I have been in the Eagle Lab team for five years now and 19 years in Barclays.”

Managing director of the Bradfield Centre, James Parton, said: “At The Bradfield Centre we have continuously strived to provide the best possible support to the founders of our member companies, whilst providing a hub for the wider tech community across the region.

James Parton, managing director, The Bradfield Centre, with Anthony Pryke, Barclays’ UK wide ecosystem manager. Picture: Keith Heppell
James Parton, managing director, The Bradfield Centre, with Anthony Pryke, Barclays’ UK wide ecosystem manager. Picture: Keith Heppell

“This partnership brings together two organisations committed to the growth of start-ups in Cambridge, both with an impressive track record of impact. I believe this partnership will significantly enhance the scale-up capability in the city.”

The Eagle Lab at The Bradfield Centre will operate alongside The Bradfield Centre’s existing roster of partners and supporting organisations, creating a truly market leading proposition to start-up founders.

Sarah Collins, head of SME, Eastern at Barclays, added: “We are excited to be partnering with The Bradfield Centre to extend the support offered by Barclays Eagle Labs to start-ups in Cambridge. Barclays Eagle Labs is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and has a mission to inspire and educate ambitious founders and start-ups across the UK to help them succeed.

“Businesses will be able to access banking experts, a network of co-working spaces, mentors and learning tools, as well as events and growth programmes for ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses.”



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