We are a modern publishing, events, education & digital marketing agency serving the financial services industry. Innovators and educators in our field, we hold a portfolio of 50 adviser events and 3 industry awards programmes.
With three trade publications covering financial services, commercial finance and property, we have our finger on the pulse – so we're always in touch with who's reading the news and what issues and topics matter to them. We provide an unbiased and current look at a range of markets, attracting over 75,000 readers per month.
We don't like to brag – but we throw a good party (or conference). When it comes to events, Barcadia Media's combination of fastidious attention to detail and offbeat creative flair makes for tightly-run, unforgettable events.
We know your clients. We know how to get their attention. Our marketing campaigns deliver your message via our extensive business databases and in-house email broadcast systems, so that you can say exactly what you want, to exactly the right people.
Data is king – especially in an ever-changing market. Our leading research platform, Insights, uses specially-developed algorithms to give us a unique perspective on the intermediary market as it stands, and we use this information to feed back for a smarter, more efficient industry.
I have been working with [Barcadia Media] for a number of years now and have always found them to be super friendly, professional and above all fun to work with. Their events are fabulous, well organised and always aimed at giving our intermediary community something different to look forward to.
The whole Financial Reporter team are a joy to work with - we have had a relationship going back 10 years now! You know their events will have great content and a quirky twist to the delivery to make it more engaging for delegates and presenters alike, but to also stand out from the crowd. Long may that continue!
How good it has been to work with Barcadia Media since the inception of the Financial Reporter's Women Recognition Awards. These awards were long overdue but warmly welcomed and appreciated in our industry.
We have worked with Barcadia for a number of years. They are a pleasure to work with, delivering excellent customer service and flexibility to meet our needs. Advertising with Barcadia always produces competitive results and provides excellent value for our clients. They're a really nice bunch of people too!
We constantly have our finger on the pulse – our news publications deliver the latest in financial, property, and commercial news with straightforward reporting and a wealth of industry insight and comment.
Financial Reporter is market-leading in its space, offering a clear & unbiased look at the industry as well as the latest comment and opinion from those in the know to an audience of financial intermediaries, lenders and product providers.
2020 saw many of our events – including our highly successful CPD-accredited roadshows - put on hold or moved to an innovative digital format. This has allowed us to strengthen and refine our educational offering. We're proud to now offer roadshow events across the UK, digital events for flexible learning, and CPD articles for on-demand professional development – a selection of tools to support the intermediary, no matter when or where they want to engage with learning.
With a range of carefully-designed events covering everything from buy-to-let to later life lending, at venues across the UK, our Roadshows are making broker education better and more accessible.
After all-digital awards programmes (including the successful launch of our Property Reporter Awards) we are excited that 2021 will see us build on our previous experience and a renewed enthusiasm as we shake up the format of our coveted #FRAwards and take our events from strength to strength - all with a characteristic Barcadia twist. Our awards programmes are not just a chance to have a party (although we're great at that!) – they're about raising the bar, creating change, and celebrating those who truly deserve it.
For more information about our upcoming industry events, please contact us.
The Barcadia Media team are a tight-knit, highly motivated group of people. We play to our individual strengths to ensure the best quality service for our clients and believe a positive attitude goes a long way.
Director Andy is the creative genius behind Barcadia Media and with a degree in Product Design, he's always had a keen eye for sharp, effective design.
When he's not designing eye-catching digital artwork and maintaining our online appearance, co-owner Andy runs a tight ship alongside James and is our unofficial office DJ.
Find out more about Andy, including his love for fonts by calling 01253 272998 or emailing [email protected].
James Lucas – director, co-owner and spreadsheet enthusiast.
James keeps Barcadia turning and his wealth of experience in the finance industry give him a unique insight in how to best create marketing campaigns that really generate leads.
To discuss what James and his spreadsheets can do for you, email him on [email protected].
Kirsty is often described as the glue that holds the office together – as our Operations Director, Kirsty's incredibly efficient ways and knack for knowing where everything is keep things running smoothly.
Kirsty is the perfect person to explore your marketing needs and put together a package tailored to you, or book in an email campaign.
To speak to Kirsty about these things or perhaps discuss her love of owls, call 01253 272998 or email [email protected].
Amy, our Communications Director, graduated Lancaster University with an English Literature degree and joined the team in 2012.
She looks after the words - from ensuring our educational roadshows hit the mark to curating the feel of our written content, she loves nothing more than removing a misplaced apostrophe (or a cup of tea so strong it looks like tomato soup).
To chat to Amy about Oxford commas or discuss editorial opportunities, call her on 01253 272998 or email [email protected].
Rozi Jones is the editor of Financial Reporter - having graduated with a degree in English Language from the University of Manchester and with a bucketload of journalism experience under her belt, she brought her love of words to the Barcadia Media team in 2014.
She loves nothing more than discussing lunch plans before 10am and the song Africa by Toto.
To chat to Rozi or discuss a news story, drop her a line at [email protected] or call on 01253 272998.
Warren Lewis is the face of Property Reporter – with a knack for finding the most interesting and unusual stories, Warren keeps the website updated and the office amused.
To say hello to Warren, send over some news or discuss editorial opportunities, call him on 01253 272998 or email [email protected].
Caitlin is the youngest, member of the Barcadia team, having joined us from the world of TV production in September 2019. Caitlin brings her impressive organisational skills to the role of Events Co-ordinator – which is the perfect role, as she loves a party (and a spreadsheet..).
Caitlin often dreams of being a backing dancer for Beyoncé and spends her free time cooking, eating and socialising with friends, despite being allergic to alcohol (she loves a vodka and coke!).
To chat to Caitlin about events or perfecting your Single Ladies dance routine, call the office on 01253 272998 or email her on [email protected].
Having graduated from University in 2020, Sam is our newest Barcadia member, and responsible for all things relationships, and the office radio.
Building and maintaining relationships is Sam's forte; whether in the office Monday-Friday, or at the weekend on the football pitch or golf course. He is also prone to a beer or two in the pub...
To chat to Sam about working with us or perfecting your swing, call the office on 01253 272998 or email him on [email protected].
Stefan is responsible for all things 'marketing' and can often be found sifting through site analytics or obsessing over whether a button is more 'clickable' in red or in blue.
A man that likes nothing more than planning everything to within an inch of its life… Whether a marketing campaign, mountain climb, round of 18 or a beer (The next one is scheduled for 16:01 on Friday).
To chat to Stefan about marketing or who's getting the next round, call the office on 01253 272998 or email him on [email protected].
Megan joined the team in 2016 having graduated with a BA Hons in Graphic Design from the University of Cumbria, and brings her slick editorial design skills and knack for a beautiful layout to our growing team.
She loves crisps.
To speak to Megan about Pantone colours or Blackpool FC, email [email protected] or call 01253 272998.
Gordon Taylor is our developer (and resident Scotsman) with twenty years of experience in digital media and development.
He's the one that makes the magic happen for our online offerings, ensuring our websites stay up-to-date and function beautifully.
He loves neatly-written code, football, snowboarding and his eclectic sneaker collection.
To speak to Gordon about all things digital or sneakers, email [email protected] or call 01253 272998.
Powered by coffee, Chris is part of the team that is responsible for all things web.
He loves nothing more than talking technical and pushing the capabilities of our websites.
To speak to Chris about coffee or websites, or about websites over a coffee, email [email protected] or call 01253 272998.
"1 cup of sugar is 201 grams, not 200"
To speak to Gerron about website related questions and his love for porridge, mushrooms, canned sweetcorn and all things weird, call the office on 01253 272998 or email him on [email protected].
Christine joined the Barcadia team in 2017 after 40 years working in finance, data management and customer care.
Bringing her pin-sharp attention to detail and cake-providing skills to the accounts team, Christine also happens to be directors Andy & Kirsty's mum, taking the 'Barcadia Family' to new levels, and is always on hand for a hug and a wise word. Christine loves cake, holidays and a G&T, and is most proud of her children (and no, Andy didn't tell her to write that…!).
To talk to Christine about her next holiday destination or any accounts queries, contact 01253 272998 or emailing [email protected].
Lesley joined the team in the early days of 2013 helping with the filing - but over the years she has become a fixture at the heart of the Barcadia operation, responsible for human resources, health & safety, and payroll.
She also happens to be director James's mum - and, as one third of the unflappable dream team that is our Mum Office, Lesley helps keep the Barcadia cogs turning day to day.
Lesley likes gin, coffee, sunshine and holidays - to chat to her about the latest travel destination or a fancy new coffee, email [email protected] or call the office on 01253 272998.
Ripley is the shortest and fluffiest member of the Barcadia Media team, and comes to work with director Andy.
Her skills include notifying us of visitors at the front door and boosting morale, and she has met her monthly target of 'being adorable' with a 100% success rate. She likes jumping onto unsuspecting laps for a snooze, playing fetch with Property Reporter editor Warren, and going for long lunchtime walks along the promenade.
Ripley is notoriously bad at replying to emails or answering the phone, but you can catch glimpses of her on our Twitter account, @BarcadiaMedia.
Barcadia Media have worked with hundreds of clients across the financial services and property industry since 2009. We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service to all its customers and it's evident that our hard work, wealth of industry knowledge and endless enthusiasm is appreciated, because clients come back to us again and again.
We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.