Meet the Network Eagle Lab Team

Network Eagle Labe official opening meet the team

Barclays has partnered with Southampton City Council to create Network Eagle Lab and support entrepreneurs and businesses within Southampton.

With cutting edge facilities, including a photographic studio and maker space, Network Eagle Lab supports creative, digital and knowledge-based start-ups and scale-ups by delivering the city’s first collaborative, co-working environment.

Meet the Network Eagle Lab Team:

Mark Rands, Lab Manager

I was born in Southampton and love everything about the city. I have seen a lot of changes and feel that there is so much development and advancement locally that I am proud to say I am from Southampton. I have 15 years’ experience working in the finance industry with the last 5 years directly working with businesses and business owners. This is a true passion of mine and I love supporting local businesses to grow and seeing them meet their ambitions.

Favourite place in Southampton - St Marys Stadium
Time with Barclays – 15 years

Grace Kuczynski,  Lab Manager

I was born in Southampton and now live in the heart of the city. I love living in a city that I have seen grow so much over the years. I have worked in finance for 10 years. My previous job as a Relationship Manager meant I could really help build lasting and meaningful connections with my clients to help them build the future they desire.

Favourite place in Southampton – Southampton Common, I love living so close to the common and being able to go running through it
Time with Barclays – 1 year 6 months

Sam Hobbs, Ecosystem Manager

I was born in Southampton and now live in the City Centre. I have worked for Barclays for 8 years and have enjoyed seeing the changes and benefits technology can bring to business. In my previous role as a Relationship Manager for entrepreneurial clients it was important to understand the workings of their businesses to help them achieve their personal goals. I find this fascinating and love to form connections between businesses through networking.

Favourite place in Southampton – Ocean Village as I love to be near the water
Time in Barclays – 8 Years

Arrange a visit to Network Eagle Lab to see the co-working space and how Network Eagle Lab can help your business grow.