Barney Trafford


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Barney joined Meridian in February 2018 on a three month secondment from Goodwood. 

Barney achieved a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Bournemouth University in 2003, a stone’s throw from Poole where he grew up, before becoming CIMA qualified in 2006.

Preferring the business side of Finance Barney held a number of roles working at various levels of Management Account production for companies such as Peverel and Jobsite on the South Coast before moving to Goodwood Estate as Financial Controller in 2011 looking after the traditional elements of Goodwood’s operations including the Property portfolio and the 3,500-acre organic Farm.

In 2015 he moved into a Head of Finance role encompassing the Entertaining and Hospitality division within Goodwood, driving the strategic plans across the multiple businesses which include The Goodwood Hotel and The Kennels.

Personal statement

I am fascinated by understanding a business, learning what its main drivers are and then implementing changes for improvement and watching the rewards.

Outside of work I am a devoted Dad of two and a big sports fan, playing football and darts socially each week and captaining a local cricket team.


CIMA Qualified Accountant

BA (Hons) Accountancy & Finance, Bournemouth University


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