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A bit about us

Ware a technology and services organisation based at the University of Chester’s technology park. We are data and tech experts (but with commercial brains) and boast decades of experience and knowledge (and grey hairs!).

Driven by curiosity and a passion to help, we are at the cutting-edge of technology solutions, constantly learning, developing and improving the way we do things, with our values at the heart of everything. We love what we do and that motivates us every single day.


Leadership team

Calling on years of experience, we turn our data expertise and subject-matter knowledge to your advantage. Whatever your objectives, we’re here to help you. Our leadership team has a strong track record in supporting business success, and we'd like to introduce you…

Authenticity | Curiousity | Trust

Ian Yates, Founder

Managing Director | All things colleague and customer

With over 25 years’ industry experience across leading telecom, energy and retail businesses, Ian knows all about the audit and data challenges UK businesses face. He’s been there. Relentlessly curious, Ian drives the team to constantly develop new solutions through learning and refinement. Ian takes a pragmatic, personal approach with every client, listening and supporting them throughout their journey with Barcanet.

"You can’t beat the atmosphere of a live sports event. My favourites are Wimbledon, the US F1 grand prix, Golf Open and the Rugby World Cup. I’m a regular at Goodison Park, and run a team and play in a local 6-a-side football league."

Agility | Humour | Stability

Josh Simpson, Head of Technology

Barcanet Systems | Customer Applications

Josh loves using data to tell a story. A Data Analyst by trade, Josh has progressed into the Head of Tech role at Barcanet, having driven innovation and creative solutions within the company from the beginning. Josh is the first of the development team to assess the client’s initial brief and devise solutions to give them useful insights. He plans the build, pools the talent required, then leads our tech teams to deliver tools to help our clients.

"I co-founded the American Football Society at uni. and play every week for the Crewe Railroaders.  I enjoy tinkering with tech - understanding how it works helps satisfy the engineer in me."

Creativity | Focus | Positivity

Holly Ffi, Head of Marketing

Marketing and Communications | Product Development | Chief Cheerleader

Holly helps us to look and sound our very best. She makes sure we’re clear about what we offer, and that we all live and breathe our values in everything we do. Motivated by positivity, she likes to ensure our clients have only good things to say about us.

"I love anything creative, and trail running with my dog Aneurin. There’s nothing better than being outdoors surrounded by nature. Oh a gin. I love gin. "


Values at the core of everything we do

We do things differently. We’re not your average analytics or auditor folk. We’re friendly, focussed people who just get the job done. 

We take our time to really understand your business practices and challenges, and to build trust with your employees and suppliers. This always gets the best results, without disruption or drama.  

We keep things simple. We simplify complex data into clear insights, helping you save money and hit your targets by making the right business decisions.

We're here to help you perform better. We'll help you feel confident with the important decisions you make every day, by giving you tailored tools to do just that.

The team at Barcanet are friendly, upfront and transparent. Using insights from our wide range of data sources, they spotted payment errors which has since saved us a lot of money. We would definitely recommend Barcanet - they get the job done without fuss...

Financial Controller, £multi-million high street retailer

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Their attitude and approach has been superb.

Paul Jenkinson, Procurement Director, Caprice Holdings

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