Barclays Tech Stories

12 October 2020

How UK disruptive tech companies are thriving in the face of adversity.

October 2020

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Following the successful sponsorship of this year’s Tech Nation Talks, we’ve spoken with seven UK-based tech business to gain an insight into their development, challenges and ambitions for the future.

These game-changing companies are genuine disrupters – delivering technology solutions that make people’s lives easier, and the world a better place.

Covering a range of different sectors, this report explores the common themes that have led to their successes, and offers some key takeaways to help bring other business up to similar heights.

Sean Duffy Managing Director, TMT

Tech stories is about businesses that have the drive and ambition to lead the UK economic recovery in a post-Covid world. It has been heartening to hear how upbeat these trailblazing businesses are about the future of the UK tech sector. It is testament to their ingenuity and their unerring ability to tap into the current and future trends shaping the world.

Key takeaways for game-changing tech businesses

Are you clearly articulating your company’s vision and purpose, both internally and externally?

Do you bring your business mission to life through your culture and values?

Are you continually engaging with your customers, listening to what they have to say, and adapting your solutions to meet their needs?

How do you encourage creativity and innovation, to enable your team to do their best work?

Can your technology be used to help solve environmental and social challenges?

Do you have clear plans and strategies in place to manage your future growth?

Do you need to pivot your business model to respond to changing circumstances?

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