About Barnes & Shirley

We have over 30 years of combined experience in helping businesses to grow using strategic, results driven marketing and by implementing digital technology to improve business performance. Our passion is helping businesses to grow using innovative marketing and technology. 

Our Team

We are a small but dedicated team that’s enthusiastic about delivering business success. Our culture reflects our passion for entrepreneurialism, unrelenting work ethic, quest for knowledge and our mission to help businesses achieve their objectives.

We are an ambitious business and approach every situation and as an opportunity to learn and build on our knowledge and skills. It’s this mentality and our specialism in helping businesses to grow using a strategic marketing approach that sets Barnes & Shirley apart.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes (ACIM) is a level 6 CIM qualified marketing practitioner with 8 years of practical experience in strategic and day-to-day marketing. He has worked with huge multi-channel retailer Screwfix and the UK’s largest netting manufacturer Huck Nets.

John Shirley

John Shirley has 25 years experience in consulting with businesses on how to implement digital technologies to improve business performance. He is also CIM qualified and a member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.


Archie has no experience of growing businesses but he does work in one. He's a Lakeland Terrier and like most terriers thinks he's bigger and scarier than he really is. If you're ever lucky enough to meet him, give him a cocktail sausage and he'll be your best friend for life.