Barclays names Leith tech company as Scotland’s start-up of the year

Amiqus CEO Callum Murray (centre) with Amiqus team members Kirsty Black (left) and Laura Westring (right)
Amiqus CEO Callum Murray (centre) with Amiqus team members Kirsty Black (left) and Laura Westring (right)

Barclays has named a Leith-based tech company as regional winner for Scotland and Northern Ireland in the start-up category of the bank’s annual Entrepreneur Awards.

Amiqus, founded by CEO Callum Murray, will now be reviewed by a panel of national judges selecting the overall national winner in the start-up category, to be announced at a ceremony in London on 11 October.

The awards are a celebration of Barclays’ most innovative entrepreneurs and businesses as voted for by Barclays colleagues and a panel of regional and national judges from the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.

In the past six months, Amiqus has attracted 20 early adopting clients to their first anti-money laundering product, Amiqus ID; secured a sales partnership with First Scottish, who handle 60 per cent of legal property searches in Scotland; and integrated with Clio, the world’s largest case management provider.

Graham Cambridge, Barclays business manager for high growth & entrepreneurs, said: “Barclays are proud to support entrepreneurs like Callum Murray and we are pleased to announce that he has been selected by our judging panel as the Startup Entrepreneur for Scotland & Northern Ireland.

“Callum has proven himself to be a true entrepreneur, learning quickly and adapting to his environment across a number of industries. The Amiqus team are going from strength to strength, scaling rapidly with some exciting opportunities ahead.

“Barclays is passionate about helping businesses like Amiqus. We launched a High Growth relationship team to specifically address the gap in Scotland’s scale-ups, supporting entrepreneurs across their journey, from startup to IPO.”

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