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.