2013 is a big year for the nuclear industry. A couple of weeks ago the government published its long term strategy for nuclear energy in Britain, committing to decades of development and investment that will keep it central to the mix for many years to come. Read More >>
We've got some really good people working here, and we do a lot of things. From publishing and creative services to events management and sales, we provide the full range of commercial communications and can help generate revenue too.
How we think is as important as what we do. We can really add value to your operations with our collective brainpower as well as our individual skills. Working with Barker Brooks is about harnessing the experience and ideas of an energetic group of talented individuals who will make your objectives our own. Quality comes as standard.
That's our starting point. We know we can help you, and we enjoy working out how best to do it – and then putting the strategy into action. Please have a look around our website, and get in touch if you'd like to discuss your needs.
We work across media. We plan and build communication channels. We are known for our creative output, and we bring a commercial perspective to every activity. We do whatever we need to do to achieve your objectives. We don't like to pigeon-hole our services because everyone needs something different. But if you want a traditional list, here it is (you can find more info by clicking on each):
We're a contract publisher for several prestigious institutions, including the National Association of Pension Funds, the CFA Society of the UK and the Nuclear Institute. We write, design, edit, finish and print; and we produce our own publications too. More >>
We raise millions each year for our clients. We have a great sales team with boundless energy and business acumen, and a huge database of national and international contacts. Entrepreneurial drive is in our blood. More >>
We organise top-flight conferences, glittering awards ceremonies and more, doing it all ourselves or integrating with client teams as required. We have worked on successful events all over the world. More >>
We understand the latest technology so you don't have to. We produce websites, smartphone apps, e-digests, digital marketing campaigns and anything else you can find on a screen. We'll get you site traffic with SEO, too. More >>
Barker Brooks handle every aspect of magazine production from conception to delivery, and can lead from the front or support in the background, depending on what you need.
Our inhouse team of writers, editors and designers are talented, experienced and versatile – we work with top-flight professional institutes, but we also produce material for the youth market (variety's the spice of life, and all that).
We're used to taking on bigger projects too, like yearbooks and directories, and we can offer some interesting technology (XML database integration etc) which can hugely improve efficiency on this sort of project.
Finally our production department have excellent relationships with many different printers and mailing houses, so we can source very competitive prices and pass on the savings to our clients.
For more information about publishing please fill out the form on our Contact section or call us on 0844 858 2890.
Sales has been at the core of our operations since the very beginning, and remains central to our company culture. Our aim is always to increase revenue for our clients. Our energetic and motivated salespeople are experts at finding advertisers and sponsors for the magazines we produce and the events we run, and they maintain literally thousands of personal contacts across various industries. We're not afraid of working in new markets, either – witness our success with the Nuclear Institute, for example.
Not for us the call centre high pressure hard-sell, though. When we work on behalf of a client, we become an extension of that client's business, and their standards and reputation remain of paramount importance at all times. Successful sales depends on creating long term relationships from which everybody benefits, then maximising their value for all concerned. This takes vision, commitment, empathy and creativity, and we have all of those in spades.
If you'd like to discuss how we can raise money for you through sales and sponsorship then please do get in touch via our Contact section or call us on 0844 858 2890.
The most important part of our events offering is simple: it's your peace of mind. If you've got hundreds of delegates turning up for two days at Old Trafford, or a handful of VIPs coming together for an exclusive function in Geneva, or indeed people from all over the world mixing business and pleasure at a luxury resort in Mauritius, the last thing you want to do is worry about logistics. That's what we're there for, and we're a very safe pair of hands indeed.
You can probably find other companies who'd give you a lower quote for their event services, but we don't believe you'll find anyone more competent or conscientious. We handle every aspect of national and international event management, from sourcing venues and negotiating the best deals with suppliers, to marketing and delegate bookings, to speaker and exhibitor liaison, and we can run the whole event on the day too.
If you're thinking of putting on an event and would like to discuss how we can help, then please do get in touch via our Contact section or call us on 0844 858 2890.
It's all very well putting up a pretty website, but that in itself isn't a digital strategy. We always want to understand the big picture before we start to fill in the details. What do you want to achieve? Who are you trying to reach? What will they be reading on? What happens when the project launches? How can you measure your ROI?
It's only by understanding your objectives – or maybe even helping you to define them in the first place – that we can work with our team to deploy the right technology in the right way, and incorporate it into a digital strategy that really works.
It's about more than just talk, though. We have a rock-solid technical foundation encompassing all the latest digital protocols, from HTML5 to CSS3; and skills ranging from app creation and XML tagging to Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click campaigns. Our design team make things look great too, and then our marketing people can help spread the word.
If you'd like to talk to us about anything to do with digital services then please do get in touch via our Contact section or call us on 0844 858 2890.
We have an edge when it comes to marketing. Why? Well, as a business who creates and maintains a range of media channels across several industries, we live and breathe content and communication. We're also on the receiving end of other people's marketing – and we know what works and what doesn't. As far as our marketing offering goes, we're like a gamekeeper turned poacher.
We start with the fundamentals – your brand. We can brush up an existing one, create a new one from scratch, or leave it alone completely if it's already working properly. Then there's campaigning, which starts with defining what it is you want to achieve and carries on through to meaningful activation of your campaign. This can lead down any number of routes, from increasing general brand awareness to targeting particular market sectors, or from gaining a better understanding of your customers to a clearer picture of the competition – or most often, a combination of several different exercises.
Then our writers, designers, digital specialists, social media bods and industry experts pool their resources as required – and get to work.
If you'd like to find out how we can help you with effective marketing, please get in touch via our Contact section or call us on 0844 858 2890.
Please have a look around the gallery to find out more about what we do at Barker Brooks. Not everything's listed (and we never talk about confidential client work), but it gives a flavour of our range. If you'd like to know more about anything you see here, why not get in touch?
Barker Brooks Communications Ltd is a team of exceptional individuals, and we're all dedicated to the continuing growth and success of the company. People at Barker Brooks tend to be lively, self-motivated and resourceful, and nobody has a monopoly on good ideas. Nobody is just a cog in the machine, either.
Collectively we have an impressive skills base. Our number includes expert salespeople, journalists, designers, print and production specialists, digital, marketing and PR professionals and event planners; and there is a great deal of collaboration between individuals and across departments. We like what we do, and doing it well.
Click on any picture to meet the team and get in touch.