John Barnett MBE DL

John Barnett MBE DL

Location: Blackpool | UK

Former High Sheriff of Lancashire 2016/17


John founded the independent local radio station, Blackpool’s Radio Wave, where he remains Chairman; he founded the influential Blackpool Business Leaders’ Group and, along with his wife Danielle, ran the highly successful Stardream group of companies.


John was honoured with the MBE in 2000 and later in 2005 became a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire. John is also the Patron & founder of the Blackpool Carers Centre & supports many other local and national charities.

John is passionate & works tirelessly helping the local community as best as he can and has a number of credits including: 


  • Member and Past chair of the Lancashire Board of Crimestoppers 
  • Director of Blackpool Improvement District ( BID)
  • Director of Lancashire Partnership against Crime (LANPAC)
  • Past chair of the Blackpool Economic Development Working Group 
  • Past Council member of the MacMillan Windmill Cancer Appeal 
  • Past member of Advisory Panel for the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund
  • Honorary life membership of Macmillan
  • Supporter NSPCC North West 
  • Member of Blackpool Variety Children’s Charity
  • Supporter of DofE Awards North West