Our Story

Principle Founders Brian Hall and Andrew Federowsky, Wayne Sharpe and first employee Maree St Clair started Bartercard on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 1991. This team shared a vision for Bartercard to become the world’s largest trade exchange and a globally recognised business-to-business brand.

Bartercard now supports 30 offices in Australia and 75 globally who successfully trade on a daily basis.

It was in 1995 that Bartercard International was created to replicate the model globally. Currently Bartercard operates in eight countries; Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Thailand, UAE, Cyprus and South Africa with new International License enquiries daily.

In May 2012 the Bartercard International Group was formed merging both the Australian and International entities to make it easier for members to trade on a global platform.

On 9th September 2014 Bartercard International Group was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), under the parent company BPS Technology.

In April 2018 The Bartercard UK licence was purchased by Chris Kirby and Greg Harrand.

Chris started out as a member of Bartercard in June 2010 aer owning his own Design Agency.
His experience using Bartercard was so successful he bought his first Bartercard Area Franchise in 2012.
Today he is the proud Co-Owner and Managing Director of Bartercard UK.

Greg, owner of the successful Hedley House Hotel in York, became a member of Bartercard in July 2003. Over the last 15 years Greg has used Bartercard to successfully trade over £750,000 of unsold hotel rooms during his quiet periods.

Our Brand

Our brand has been established for 24 years and is synonymous with innovation, quality and ethical business practice.

Bartercard aims to continue its growth and development as the world’s largest trade exchange, operating in all appropriate countries, enabling UK businesses to trade nationally and internationally.

As a company we will always act professionally with honesty and integrity and encourage an honourable attitude to customer service in all our actions both with our staff, colleagues, and with our members. We will involve our staff, members and community in moving forward together.

We work closely with the communities we work in and our brand is promoted extensively through our association with a variety of sports clubs and charities. We continue to look for opportunities in these areas to give the right kind of visibility both nationally in in support of our franchises.

The key to growth, better sales and lower expenses… that’s what our members say!

Members of the Bartercard network are working together to achieve win-win outcomes, each having a strategy they’re following to increase their sales, reduce their cash expenses and increase their profits. See what they have to say about their experiences of the endless possibilities and opportunities available to you once you join our network.

What our clients think about us?

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