About Business Times

Each edition of Business Times features clients ranging from sole traders and start-up businesses, through to many of the biggest names in the region – Business Times is distributed via the Royal Mail to  some 9,500 businesses each month.

Business Times was founded in 1991 by Julie Barnes-Ward and Alan Spooner, who produced a 24-page monthly newspaper from a home office. It has grown and developed into what it is today – one of the most respected business publications in the region.

Through the good economic times - and the not so good - the focus of Business Times has always been to highlight the positive aspects of the business community, focusing on the optimism, hard work and drive that characterises Northamptonshire and its businesses.

Regular platforms for the financial, legal and property sectors are complemented by a focus on the towns and boroughs that all play their own, important part in the county’s economy, and on specific sectors that boast some of the best and most talented companies and individuals in the region.

Meet The Team

Julie Barnes-Ward


Judith Halliday


Annie Roberts

Features Writer

Steve Brill