Barcadia Media
  • We are industry leading news

  • We are incredible events

  • We are educators and innovators

  • We know financial services

  • We are Barcadia Media

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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 4 industry awards programmes.

We’re a modern publishing, marketing & events business providing news, events, education and more to the property and financial services sectors. As well as four popular online trade publications; Financial Reporter, Property Reporter, Protection Reporter and Commercial Reporter, we are boast an impressive events portfolio. We hold four industry-leading awards programmes and countless educational events across the country, as well as digitally, supported by our online learning opportunities.

Founded in 2009 by owners Andy Shields and James Lucas, Barcadia aims to offer intelligent, effective marketing solutions and a direct route to the intermediary and property communities. We do all this by working together, sharing responsibilities, hearing each other out, working to each of our strengths, having a beer or two at the end of the day... anything that will keep the wheel turning.

We love a challenge and we love the chance to meet new people and show what we can do.

We're Barcadia Media and we'd love to hear from you.

What We Do



With four trade publications covering financial services, commercial finance, protection & insurance 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.

Corporate Events

Awards &
Adviser Events

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.



We provide a range of educational opportunities for the mortgage intermediary sector, including over 40 roadshow events annually, digital roadshow events to improve access for our readership, and self-paced online CPD learning.

Some fun facts about us

cups of coffee a day
award winning online business publications
metres away from the beach
happy clients since 2009
incredible industry-leading events a year
  • 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.

    Helen Harrison – Head of Intermediary Distribution - Santander
  • 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!

    Buster Tolfree – Commercial Director – United Trust Bank
  • 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.

    Esther Dijkstra – Lloyds Banking Group
  • 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!

    Cloth Court Communications, media agency


We constantly have our finger on the pulse – our news publications deliver the latest in financial, property, commercial, and protection news with straightforward reporting and a wealth of industry insight and comment.

Financial Reporter

Financial Reporter

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.

What we cover
  • Mortgages
  • Regulation
  • Retirement planning
  • Savings & investments
  • Specialist lending

Commercial Reporter

Commercial Reporter

Carving its own space in a niche area of the industry, Commercial Reporter is the newest addition to our publications and offers a unique focus on the commercial market.

What we cover
  • Commercial lending
  • Buy-to-let
  • Asset finance
  • Invoice finance
  • Leasing

Protection Reporter

Protection Reporter

Protection Reporter covers the latest in insurance & protection news for the intermediary market, with the aim of supporting advisers moving into the protection space and reducing the protection gap

What we cover
  • Protection
  • General insurance
  • Specialist insurance
  • Protection advice

Property Reporter

Property Reporter

Property Reporter has a wide audience from landlords & letting agents to property investors and covers a range of topics as well as expert insight into the property market.

What we cover
  • Landlords & lettings
  • Estate agencies
  • Property investment
  • Regulation
  • Overseas
  • Auction

Events & Education

We're proud to 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.


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. Covering the intermediary & property sectors, the under-recognised marketers of the mortgage industry and the fight for gender equality, our awards portfolio allows us to set benchmarks for quality across our sectors.


Financial Reporter Awards

The Financial Reporter Awards have supported a changing industry by rewarding those who go above and beyond for over a decade - and, in 2021, we bring our unmissable #FRA winners' party to London.


Women's Recognition Awards

The Financial Reporter Women's Recognition Awards was launched to an incredible reception in 2018, aiming to support the growing momentum for a more diverse and equal financial services community, and is now in its fourth year.


Mortgage Industry Marketing Awards

Launched in 2022, the MIMAs recognise the unsung work of marketing & communications professionals in financial services.


Property Reporter Awards

The Property Reporter Awards, launched in 2020, aim to support the businesses who are the backbone of the UK property market.

Talk to us about your next event

Talk to us about your next event

From unforgettable days out to charity fundraisers, we are committed to creating events that have that unique Barcadia Media twist.

For more information about our upcoming industry events, please contact us.

Roadshow Terms & Conditions

Our Team

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.

Andy Shields


James Lucas


Kirsty Shields

Operations Director

Amy Loddington

Communications Director

Rozi Jones

Editor - Financial Reporter

Warren Lewis

Editor - Property Reporter

Ocean Harrison

Events Manager

Sam Warburton

Relationship Manager

Stefan Cardwell

Marketing Manager

Sophie Gault

Digital Marketing Assistant

Megan Brown

Graphic Designer

Gordon Taylor

Head of Development

Chris Oliver


Gerron Tinoy


Danny Smith

Credit Controller

Christine Shields

Accounts Payable Manager

Lesley Lucas

Accounts & Payroll Manager


Barketing Assistant


For advertising rates and creative specifications across all Barcadia Media publications please use the links below:

Media Pack 2021
2022 Media Pack
Creative Specification 2021
Creative Specification
Terms and condition 2021
2022 Terms & Conditions

Here are a few of the clients we've worked with in 2022

BM Solutions
Scottish Widows
Leeds Building Society
Atom Bank
Castle trust

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 love to hear from you

[email protected]

01253 272998

14 Edward Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1BA

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