Catherine Jordan Jones has joined Barley Communications as a director. She takes up the post having worked with the purpose-driven communications agency in recent years on a freelance basis.
Catherine’s new role will see her continue to lead Barley’s work with not-for-profit clients Borough Market, Leadenhall Market, Nordoff Robbins and the Scar Free Foundation. Alongside this, she will draw on her previous experience in education to spearhead Barley’s learning and development programme, embedding curiosity and skills across the agency.
The appointment comes following a period of significant growth for the award-winning employee-owned agency, whose new clients over the past year have included the Care Quality Commission, Compassion in World Farming, Ethical Tea Partnership, Keep Britain Tidy, the Institute of Physics and the Intellectual Property Office.
Catherine Jordan Jones, director at Barley, said, “Supporting a culture of curiosity, Barley’s learning and development programme goes beyond traditional training, encompassing wider opportunities to learn and grow. I’m thrilled to be driving the programme forward at such an exciting time and look forward to supporting the Barley team hone their skills and take time to do the things that inspire them.”
Sam Williams, co-CEO of Barley, said, “Barley has grown significantly over the last year. Aside from delivering more impact on issues that matter, this also means we’re in a great position to invest in our marvellous team. Maintaining our own personal development and the quality of our work are vital as we grow, and Catherine’s experience and high standards make her perfectly placed to help us achieve this.”