More than just an agency, Aspire puts a whole digital marketing team in your corner.

Hi, I'm James!

I’m the founding Director of Aspire Digital Marketing, an ambitious web design, SEO, and paid media agency based in Newcastle.

I’ve had a passion for being creative since my early years. Back then it was drawing racing cars and now it’s designing websites and advertising creatives.

Product design and business studies were my strongest subjects at school and although I was not the best student, I managed to secure a place at the University of Hull. 

Fast forward three years and I left the East Riding of Yorkshire with a degree in business and marketing, returning to North East with an ambition to one day have my own business. 

During the next five years, I gained valuable digital marketing experience through working in national and multinational companies operating in the research, software, and electronics sectors. 

In 2017 I took the opportunity to begin freelancing before launching Aspire in October of 2019.

Away from the office, I’m a proud father of two, an avid fan of Newcastle United, and play for my local rugby club.

James Barnett, Aspire Director, the Aspire office, and Aspire website in a collage.

About Aspire

It all began in August 2017 when James noticed that many businesses in the North East were not reaching their full potential online.

Through two challenging but rewarding years as a freelancer, James was able to build a stable client base before founding Aspire Digital Marketing in October 2019.

Since then, Aspire has gone from strength to strength, completing hundreds of client projects along the way. The business now occupies modern offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and employs a team of talented digital marketing professionals.

Currently, Aspire specialises in full-service digital marketing, providing services to companies of all sizes, from startups to corporates.

We also like to give something back. We are proud to sponsor several local sports teams and regularly donate to local charities.

Looking to Kickstart a Project?

Whether you have initial questions, a full project brief, or something in between, the team at Aspire are ready. Get in touch with us using the form and we will be in touch at the first opportunity.