Give It A Year with Karren Brady
Baronness Karren Brady visited Barnutopia during the filming of Give It A Year

Barnutopia took part in Give It A Year, an ITV series with Baroness Karren Brady. The Barnutopia episode airs for the first time on Monday, 14th May 2018.

OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, April 10, 2018 – Barnutopia glamping has welcomed glamping guests since June 2015. In 2016, owners Katrina and Steve Boydon decided to expand the business as a wedding and event venue. Baroness Brady and the Give It A Year production team followed developments for a year up to the first wedding ceremony held in the newly licensed long barn.

Give It A Year Barnutopia
Mr and Mrs B with Baroness Karren Brady during the filming of Give It A Year

In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets the brave people who decide to go it alone and start a new business. While many take off, every year in the UK 30,000 start-up businesses fail.  This unique take on business follows the first year for intrepid entrepreneurs – will our fledgling business owners be dining on caviar and champagne in 12 months’ time? Or will they be eating humble pie?

Through her travels across the UK, Karren meets people who believe they’ve got the next big thing.  Some ideas are weird and whacky, others are literally out of this world, but all these fledgling business people hope their venture will change their lives and their fortunes. She’ll want to know as much about their hopes and dreams as she does about the sales figures.  This business show is as much about the people and their personalities as it is the profit and loss sheet.

She’ll meet all these people at the start of their first year. Then in an instant, it’ll be 12 months later and she’ll discover what can happen when you Give it a Year.

Tune into the series from Monday, 16th April, at 8pm on ITV. Barnutopia episode scheduled for Monday, 14th May 2018.

About Barnutopia

Barnutopia is a glamping, wedding and event venue in the Shropshire countryside. The site offers a luxury camping experience for guests who love the outdoors but prefer the comforts of home. Since opening in 2015, it has earned over one hundred and seventy 5-star reviews from satisfied guests. For more information visit

Barnutopia takes part in brand new ITV series, Give It A Year [PRESS RELEASE]