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 75 offices 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 ten countries; Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Thailand, UAE, Cyprus, South Africa, France and Israel with new International License enquiries daily.
Bartercard International Group
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.
Listed on ASX
On 9th September 2014 Bartercard International Group was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), under the parent company BPS Technology.
Bartercard UK Purchase
In April 2018, the Bartercard UK licence was purchased by Chris Kirby and Greg Harrand. In January 2019, they purchased the Bartercard Trade Exchange in the UK and were joined by Marios Psyllides.
Chris started as a member of Bartercard in June 2010 after owning his design agency.
His experience using Bartercard was so successful he bought his first Bartercard Area Franchise in 2012.
Marios has been a practising accountant and financial advisor for over 30 years. He joined Bartercard as Financial Controller in 2014.
Together, they are the proud Co-Owners and Directors of Bartercard UK.