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Julie Barber


Julie Barber

CEO, Spark!

Julie's professional bio / interests

CEO of Spark! Consulting, Author, NED, Speaker and Mentor Spark! operates at the intersection of Innovation and Economic Growth, working with startups, scaleups and corporates who are focused on growth, transformation and optimisation. We specifically work with Startups and Scaleups on Investor Readiness and implementing corporate governance. Prior to Spark! I spent 20 years in Financial Services, working with organisations like KPMG, HSBC and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I’d like help with…

I’m always keen to build relationships with startups, investors, corporate innovators and Non-Exec Directors

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

I’m a published author and my book “Investor Ready: The start-ups guide to getting investors to say yes” is a #1 bestseller and a finalist in the 2021 Business Book Awards

I live in


A career highlight

Starting my company, Spark! Consulting





Joined Guild

Mar 17, 2021