Barcadia Media is a modern media and publishing company based in the sunny seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire. 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 the newly-introduced Commercial Reporter.
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.
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 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.
Good design is a combination of unique ideas and clear communication, and that's exactly what our in-house creative team provides. We're experts in creating digital media, in a variety of formats, from inbox-friendly emails to animated web-banners, and with a wealth of experience in online design, you can be sure it will get the job done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 saw Barcadia Media really come into our own with our range of events – from launching our CPD-accredited roadshows across the country to raising the bar for our much-discussed Awards Party. This year sees us build on that success with our growing Events Team and plenty of new ideas – all with our characteristic Barcadia twist.
With four highly-tailored events covering specialist, buy-to-let, commercial, and complex lending, at venues across the UK, our Roadshows are making broker education better and more accessible.
The Financial Reporter Awards - the most transparent and highly-regarded awards programme in the industry - support a changing industry by promoting and rewarding those who go above and beyond.
Covering everything from the best mortgage provider to the most influential person in the industry, the #FRAwards Winners' Party - held in Manchester - is always a night to remember, with plenty of surprises thrown in to delight and entertain.
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 Events Manager Sophie Fuce.
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.
Company 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 476319 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
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 476319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany, our Advertising Sales Account Manager, joined the team in May 2016 and brings her top notch sales skills and years of experience to the team.
Bethany loves cats, Harry Potter, and tattoos and has the most specific coffee order of the Barcadia Media team.
To talk to Bethany about advertising or the Battle of Hogwarts, email email@example.com or call 01253 476319.
Amy, Editor of Commercial Reporter and Content Editor, graduated Lancaster University with an English Literature degree and joined the team in 2012.
She is the first port of call for any questions of grammar in the office, hates misplaced apostrophes, and likes cups of tea so strong they look like tomato soup.
To chat to Amy about Oxford commas or discuss editorial opportunities, call her on 01253 476319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 476319 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01253 476319.
Sophie joined the growing Barcadia Media team in 2016, with a degree in Sociology from University of Central Lancashire (followed by a Masters in Psychology from MMU) and with a ton of events experience under her belt from her previous roles at Arts Council England and Harris Museum & Art Gallery.
Alongside making sure our events – from decadent Awards ceremonies to our country-wide educational Roadshows – run smoothly, efficiently, and with that unique Barcadia twist, Sophie likes dogs, cherry bakewells and underground eighties hip hop.
To speak to Sophie about Barcadia Media's events or her interest in third wave feminism, call the office on 01253 476319 or email email@example.com.
Gordon Taylor is our developer (and resident Scotsman) with over fifteen years of experience and a seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of all things code.
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, Rangers FC and his eclectic trainer collection.
To speak to Gordon about all things digital, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01253 476319.
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@example.com or call 01253 476319.
Developer John graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Computer Science and works his magic alongside Gordon to make our online stuff look great and work seamlessly.
John originally hails from the Saiyan home world of Vegeta, was once bitten by a radioactive spider, and is known as the Dark Knight to his close friends. 
To speak to John about code or his possible superhero abilities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01253 476319.
Daniella, Media Relations Co-ordinator for all of our social media offerings, may be the youngest member of the team – but she is the most social media savvy.
When she's not being the friendly and efficient voice of our brands, Daniella likes fashion and binge watching true crime TV shows.
To get in touch with Daniella, call the office on 01253 476319 or email her on email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.