Director - Communications & External Relations
Barney oversees the development and delivery of communications across the Chartered ABS and Small Business Charter.
Barney joined the Chartered ABS from Creative & Cultural Skills, the further education membership body and charity that creates jobs and education opportunities in the creative industries for young people. There, as Director of Communications, he launched the Building a Creative Nation campaign to create 6,500 paid internships and apprenticeships. Barney specialises in trade association and policy communications. During eight years working at Haymarket Media Group and Neil Stewart Associates, Barney ran national conferences as part of the marketing and government affairs strategies for leading associations such as the CBI, British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Economic Development, Social Enterprise UK, World Agricultural Forum plus a number of government departments including BIS, DCMS, DCLG, Cabinet Office, and HM Treasury. Barney started his career as an entrepreneur having launched a promotions business whilst at University.