Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes

Company: Faversham House

Job title: CEO


Amanda Barnes is Chief Executive of Faversham House Ltd, the company behind edie. After reading English at Oxford, Amanda had a career in the City, completing an MBA at IMD in Lausanne before joining the world of publishing. Her experience spans publishing, digital media, exhibitions and events. She led a management buy-out of Faversham House in 2010 and bought out her private equity partners in 2014. She has been responsible for repositioning the company as a multi-media business information provider building on the company’s strong brands in utilities, sustainability and visual communications.

Over the last 18 months Amanda has been working with Seismic Change consultants on Faversham House’s own journey to becoming a B Corp. She is a passionate advocate of business as a force for good having worked on sustainability since edie’s launch in 1998. Faversham House’s purpose is “to spark ideas and actions to make positive change happen”.


PRESENTATION: Lifting the lid on edie’s b corp journey 11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Talking points: Why edie’s publisher Faversham House decided to become b corp certified What to consider before starting your b corp journey Challenges faced and lessons learned on our b corp journey so far Chaired by Richard Johnson, Head of Impact, DAMERead more

stream: Business models & system redesign
day: DAY 1 - 1 March 2023