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Cambridge Judge Announces New Barclays Partnership Course

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Meet the Barclays Scale Up UK Programme.

It’s a 36-week long course by the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in partnership with British multinational mega-bank Barclays.

The new course plans to help businesses address core growth problems, according to a recent press release. Professors Stelios Kavadias and Hanadi Jabado of the School’s Entrepreneurship Centre will lead the course—and they’ll get help from other industry experts, too. Both instructors carry impressive resumes: Kavadias is the Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth, and Director of the school’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Jabado is Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre.

“Small businesses face many hurdles in successfully scaling up, so Cambridge Judge Business School is offering companies the opportunity to upgrade their managerial skillsets to get access to capital and scale their organization up,” Cambridge Judge Dean Christoph Loch said in the press release. “The new Barclays Scale Up UK Programme will provide a clear framework for addressing these issues, and the business school is delighted to provide its expertise.”

Company founders and senior executive teams at the bank will now have access to essential lessons in tapping into growth that’ll only benefit the business. Barclays clients that still have room to grow can take the course. That means any business, from startups to those making more than £20 million in annual sales. The course will take in no more than 20 leadership teams.

The course is made up of several different major components including marketing, operational excellence, recruitment, and funding. These, among others, are essential to building growth in new businesses.

“From talking to our clients, we recognize there is a knowledge gap when it comes to leadership skills, especially for ambitious businesses growing at speed, and we see this partnership with Cambridge Judge as an opportunity to help bridge this gap for our clients and to further cement our commitment to supporting the eco-system beyond traditional banking,” Richard Heggie, Head of High-Growth and Entrepreneurs at Barclays, said.

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