Award-winning social purpose communications
We provide strategic communications advice, lead high-impact behaviour change and engagement programmes, run integrated PR and media relations campaigns and public consultations. We use insight to refresh brands, build reputation and create stunning content across all media channels.
What makes Barley different
We’re a different kind of agency. One that’s smart, agile and with a clear focus on maximising the impact we achieve for our clients. An agency full of bright, energetic people, offering flexible working practices to attract experienced team members.Meet the team
What to expect
When you work with Barley, we want you to be able to say that:
- Barley is great to work with: we act with integrity and operate in a transparent way
- Barley gets results: we produce high-quality work and deliver impact, through expertise, advice and creativity
- Barley is good value; providing big agency thinking at boutique prices
It is a joy working with Barley. They combine great strategic insight with an ability to tenaciously deliver results. On top of that they are an absolute pleasure to work with.Trewin Restorick | CEO and Founder, Hubbub
“From the initial pitch to providing the final brand, we found Barley Communications professional and approachable, as well as having a clear understanding of our needs. They guided us through the journey, which was set out from the very start, providing insight into ‘who we are’ and ‘why and what we do’ being realised through new brand messaging and visual identity. We are delighted with the result – which is credible, approachable and purposeful – allowing us to further our vision and social purpose.”Roy Ballam | Managing Director & Head of Education, British Nutrition Foundation
“We have been working with Barley Communications since 2020. Having mainly a retail portfolio they have been superb in terms of active PR and event ideas during the pandemic which was desperately needed. Their enthusiasm and friendliness is a joy to work with and whenever there are issues they find perfectly fitted solutions every time. I could not wish for a better, flexible, innovative agency to work with.”Sarah Trillwood | Asset Manager, Leadenhall Market
“At every turn, I have been deeply impressed with the way Barley operate. The team worked hard and smart to generate well targeted national media coverage for the opening of The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research, resulting in the best UK-wide profile we have ever achieved. The quality of their work and the support we receive is excellent. I have now commissioned Barley to prepare a communications strategy for the Foundation and anticipate they will continue to be a key partner, supporting our work for years to come.”BRENDAN ELEY | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SCAR FREE FOUNDATION
Working on issues that matter
We work with purpose-driven organisations on the environment, health and social care, science, food, sustainable infrastructure, social justice, consumer protection and more. This includes charities and public bodies, such as the NHS.