Corporate Development Director
In 1971, Barry established his own company Weight Controllers. Within the decade to follow the business was successfully developed and sold to Weight Watchers International, where Barry took the position of European Marketing Director. A year later he acquired the Franchise for Weight Watches Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg, and the Netherlands Antilles from Heinz. He then increased the business turnover from £200,000 to £5m.
Barry also made a name for himself in events management. He has developed an award-winning events portfolio, designing a range of exhibitions and conferences in the UK and Europe, and produced one of the first concerts for the Rolling Stones and the Royal Albert Hall.
Barry also had a Tulip named after him for his charity work.