Food and drink on the menu at The Beach at Bude. Jim Michell

Job vacancy: PR & marketing assistant

Wadebridge, Cornwall. Salary circa £18k. Please note: applications MUST include a covering letter to be considered for shortlisting. We are looking for an excellent communicator with good writing and project management skills to support our team. You’ll be working with a fantastic group of tourism, food and drink, property, interiors and events clients, as part of… Read more

Top tips for food festival stallholders

Attending a food festival as a stallholder can be an exciting, if exhausting, experience. Having worked on trade stands, and helped with the organisation of Padstow Christmas Festival, Ellie shares her top tips on getting the most out of an event. 1. Spread the word In the weeks and days running up to the event,… Read more

Tips for shooting great interiors photography

Good interiors photography is a must-have for hotels and self-catering properties. It’s a hugely competitive market, and when you’re asking customers to part with hundreds – or in some cases, thousands – of their hard-earned pounds to book your property, photography can give you the edge. Photographer James Ram, director at Chetwode Ram Associates, believes… Read more

A visit to People and Gardens

Earlier this month, to welcome the newest members to Barefoot, we had a team outing to People and Gardens at their nursery near St Austell. We started working with community interest company People and Gardens in 2013 to create their new website. Since then we regularly visit to catch up with old friends and help… Read more

James Ram/Chetwode Ram Associates LTD 2015

Three new appointments at Barefoot

2016 has been an exciting year for Barefoot so far as we have welcomed three new members to the team. We are pleased to introduce Chris Penfold, Sarah Medway and Holly Gear. Our new additions bring with them a varied set of expertise to Barefoot. As we expand our services, they will offer our clients… Read more

Steve Pope

Double gold win at CIPR PRide Awards

We had a great night up in Bristol on Friday 20 November, coming home with gold awards in two categories at the CIPR Pride Awards for the South of England and Channel Islands. The awards scheme recognises and rewards outstanding work in public relations carried out by businesses based in 14 counties, from Cornwall to Kent. We… Read more

How to secure a good internship

Internships can be a bit of a mixed bag. We’ve all heard horror tales of interns working long hours for no pay with little hope of a job offer at the end – but not all internships are like this. You’ve just got to know which are the right ones to apply for. There are… Read more

How to brief a food photographer

Investing in a stock of strong images is just that – an investment. Good photography is a key element of any marketing campaign, and by hiring professional snappers you’ll build up a resource that will bring benefits to your business in the months and years to come. In fact, as shown by the following tweet… Read more

Getting our hands dirty

Here at Barefoot, we love getting out and about around Cornwall and meeting new people. We also love salad and vegetables. So when given the opportunity to combine these things, we jumped at the chance. After working with community interest company People and Gardens to create their new website, we were invited to visit the… Read more

8 tips for hosting a successful press trip

For holiday and tourism businesses, hosting journalists is a great way of generating media coverage. Travel features and reviews are almost always written based on first-hand experiences, particularly in the higher quality publications, so inviting a journalist to visit your business is pretty much the only way to secure an in-depth review. When handled properly,… Read more