Barcadia Media
  • We publish the facts

  • We create innovative marketing

  • We Love the seaside

  • We are Barcadia Media

About Barcadia Media


We provide marketing and email broadcast solutions for finance and property professionals, as well as three popular online trade publications; Financial Reporter, Property Reporter and Commercial Reporter. Within the finance & property industries we also hold two industry-leading awards programmes and countless educational events across the country.

Founded in 2009 by owners Andy Shields and James Lucas, Barcadia aims to offer intelligent, effective marketing solutions and 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

Here are some fun facts about Barcadia

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

Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

-- Walt Disney Company --


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.

A beautifully-designed, featured-packed magazine produced in our capacity as media partners for Financial Services Expo, The Guide magazine is more than just a functional show guide. It also showcases our ability to create useful, carefully curated print content without compromising on style.

The Guide

Our Events

2018 has been a year of solidifying our existing events – from our CPD-accredited roadshows across the country to our much-discussed Awards Party - as well as introducing new ways to connect with an industry, such as our Women’s Recognition Awards. 2019 will see us build on that success as we reach our tenth anniversary of the #FRAwards and take our events from strength to strength - all with that characteristic Barcadia twist.

Create Your 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 our Director James Lucas.

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.

Who are we anyway?

Meet the Barcadia Media team

Andy Shields


James Lucas


Kirsty Shields

Operations Director

Bethany Lockett

Advertising Sales Account Manager

Amy Loddington

Communications Director

Warren Lewis

Editor - Property Reporter

Rozi Jones

Editor - Financial Reporter

Amy Atkinson

Relationship Manager

Gordon Taylor

Development Director

Megan Brown

Graphic Designer

John Croker


Daniella Hill

Marketing Assistant

Lesley Lucas

HR Manager

Christine Shields

Accounts Payable Manager

Kirsty Youde

Accounts Receivable Manager

Emma Rodman

Marketing Manager

Here are a few of the clients we've worked with in 2019

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.

Our Testimonials

  • Norton have worked with the team at Barcadia Media for a number of years and we have always been more than happy with the work they do for us and the service given. They are always very creative when designing a marketing campaign and always come up with new and unique ideas every month, this together with the excellent turnaround times and friendly service make Barcadia Media an extremely valuable marketing partner. Most importantly the return on investment we achieve from their work beats any of their competitors.

    Paul Stringer, Loans & Mortgages Director, Norton Finance
  • 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
  • It has been a pleasure working with you in 2018! I think you provide excellent service and response times. Results are delivered on time every week and any queries are answered straight away. This enables us to manage our client’s expectations efficiently. We look forward to working with you in 2019!

    UM Birmingham, media agency
  • It is always an absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Barcadia Media. They are professional, but have a sense of humour and always open to new ideas. They are very easy to work with and I look forward to growing our relationship in 2019.

    Jeff Knight, Foundation Home Loans


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

Rate Card 2019
2019 Rate Card
Creative Specification 2019
2019 Creative Specification
Terms and condition 2017
2019 Terms & Conditions

01253 272998

14 Edward Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1BA

Contact Us

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.

We'd love to hear from you

Interested in working with us?

Kirsty Shields - Operations Director