A new start-up space and hub for entrepreneurs developed by x-why in partnership with Barclays has opened at Chiswick Works in Bollo Lane.
The new Barclays Eagle Lab, the first in London, aims to support local people to innovate and grow their enterprises and is based at Chiswick Works.
The Eagle Lab offers start-ups and entrepreneurs co-working, office, and meeting space with Barclays offering entrepreneurs access to banking, business advice and mentoring and coaching services.
Ealing Central & Acton MP Dr Rupa Huq who attended the opening said: “As a lifelong local and child of local business through the background of my parents I am delighted to welcome the Barclays Eagle Lab to Chiswick. The Lab’s working space, network and tools will support the West London business community to fulfil its growth plans and scalability ambitions. I encourage local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses to apply and become part of the Lab.”
Rupert Dean, CEO of x+why commented: “We are delighted to partner with Barclays Eagle Labs at Chiswick. We have always been committed to uniting like-minded businesses, inspiring community, collaboration and culture, and this ethos chimes closely with the work that Barclays Eagle Labs are doing to enable entrepreneurs to connect, network and grow, and to support the UK’s startup ecosystem more widely.”
Across the country, Eagle Labs have supported more than 12,000 businesses.
Matt Corbidge, head of Barclays Eagle Labs added: “We’re so pleased to be opening our doors in Chiswick. With the right partner on board, we feel that this site is going to enable businesses to make huge strides forward in growth and innovation across a wide range of industries. The Lab also has a dedicated Barclays Ecosystem manager to ensure that there are opportunities to provide feedback and discussion on the types of services and support delivered. Combined with x+why’s expertise and skillset we feel we can make a larger impact for those businesses looking for support at a crucial stage of development.”