James Ram

Marketing messages for self-catering businesses in early COVID-19 recovery

This post will give you an overview of the latest communications advice from Visit Britain and other trade organisations, and looks ahead to the next phase as businesses and travel begin to open back up. Customer concerns will shift as we move through the steps towards normality, and marketing and communication messages should shift accordingly…. Read more


Nine ways hospitality businesses can get ahead during lockdown

It’s hard to think of a sector of the UK economy which has been more profoundly impacted by the coronavirus crisis than the hospitality industry. At the time of writing, our restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels, and self-catering properties have already been closed for several weeks. Many hospitality businesses have come up with imaginative ways to… Read more

How to write a website brief

How to write a website brief

Delivering a website brief gives you a clear foundation upon which to compare different agencies’ proposals to ensure you partner with the best one for the job. It also serves as a starting point for the web designer, and guides the creative process of building your next website.  Although it may seem daunting at first,… Read more

Food, drink and travel news from Cornwall

The latest food, drink and travel news from Cornwall

What’s new in Cornwall for 2020 We’ve got lots of news to share with you from our clients, including the launch of a £10 million wellness experience, new eco-retreats and active breaks, and two Cornish festivals. There’s also some fantastic news about an award-winning restaurant which is coming to Cornwall, and some Dry January inspiration. … 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

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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