Jilly Cosgrove
Managing Director

A successful marketeer with more than 30 years experience in the industry, Jilly founded Barques in 1989 and has overseen its development into a successful and thriving full-service agency. A passionate supporter of local charities and good causes Jilly is an ambassador of the RBSA, a trustee of Smart Works and a director of Openland championing equality of opportunity for the LGBT community.

As chairman of Property for Kids she is responsible for the delivery of a string of high-profile fundraising events and has helped to raise a significant amount for the charity.


Jilly has a longstanding affinity with Birmingham Botanical Gardens regularly visiting in a personal capacity and supporting fundraising efforts through active promotion of the Gardens to Birmingham’s business community. She was responsible for bringing GQT and David Domoney as a Patron to the Gardens.