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