We've developed a reputation for refusing to sit on the fence. We tell clients what we think.


Clients work with us because we tell them like it is, (even when it’s not always what they want to hear).

They know our approach is thorough, independent and straight talking, and they respect us for this. We make a difference for lots of valued clients of all shapes and sizes in a wide range of sectors.

Our first client came through a recommendation from Barrie’s first boss

The original mentor had truly given his seal of approval

This happened to be in the retail sector and it fast became our first area of expertise

Then came finance, later DIY and a little later, travel and tourism

These are areas in which we still work but our experience goes way beyond these four pillars

Mention any sector and Barrie’s probably investigated it

Suspended ceilings? Tick

Wall ties? Tick

Cereals? Tick

Pork pies? Tick

The list goes on, and many of the clients remain the same
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“Not all ‘known’ criminals are known.”

This insight changed the concept of a major push aimed at getting people to report crime anonymously. Telling it like it is in Advertising & PR.