Amiqus, a Leith-based technology startup, has been named regional winner for Scotland and Northern Ireland in the startup category of Barclays’ annual Entrepreneurs Awards.
The awards are a celebration of the bank’s most innovative entrepreneurs and businesses as voted for by Barclays colleagues and a panel of regional and national judges from the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Amiqus’ nomination will now be reviewed by a panel of national judges selecting the overall national winner in the startup category, to be announced at a ceremony in London on 11 October.
This year has been a significant period of growth for the firm, which took home Pitch of the Day and Audience’s Choice at EIE17 in May.
In the last six months, the firm has attracted 20 early adopting clients to their first anti-money laundering product Amiqus ID. It has also secured a sales partnership with First Scottish, which handles 60% of legal property searches in Scotland and integrated with Clio, the world’s largest case management provider.
Graham Cambridge, business manager for high growth and entrepreneurs at Barclays, said: “Callum has proven himself to be a true entrepreneur, learning quickly and adapting to his environment across a number of industries.
Amiqus ‘going from strength to strength’
“The 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.”
Earlier this year, Former Standard Life Group chief executive, Sir Sandy Crombie joined the board as chairman, the first time he has become actively involved in a Scottish tech startup. Founded in Edinburgh by Murray in 2015, the Amiqus team is “on a mission to make civil justice accessible”.
Amiqus ID, the company’s first product makes client intake and onboarding compliance simple, efficient and secure for regulated professions, having been designed and built with changing regulations and data privacy legislation in mind. In the longer term, Amiqus plans to build a platform to provide small businesses and individuals open access to legal information and legal expertise which are often out of reach.