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The BAR Team

From our HQ in Watford the BAR team run the Association for the benefit of our Members and their customers, as well as manage compliance and respond to consumer enquiries. We are supported by elected individuals from amongst the membership, who serve BAR’s Board of Directors, Functional and Special Interest Group Councils and various sub-committees.

We are here to help answer your questions, so please get in touch!

Ian Studd

Ian Studd

Director General

Ian has, in excess of 45 years’ experience in the moving industry and has been involved with the BAR for almost 20 of those years. Away from work Ian has his wife, 2 daughters and their respective partners and is a huge fan of the game of rugby, especially England Rugby and Harlequins. Ian is outgoing, enjoys time spent with friends, family, work colleagues alike, and is a confirmed barbecue fan, rain or shine!

Favourites

  • AC/DC

  • King Prawn Biryani

  • The Quiet Man

  • Time Team

Would most like to meet:

Martin Luther King

Paul Swindon

Paul Swindon

Company Secretary

Paul has over 10 years’ experience at BAR having joined the Association in 2004 as the Membership Services Manager. In his current role, Paul is the guardian and custodian of the Associations Rules, Articles of Association, Membership criteria, Model Terms & Conditions, the BAR/TSI Code of Practice and is passionate about the ongoing compliance of the wider membership. During his spare time, Paul spends as much time as possible with his family and friends and likes to travel whenever he can.

Favourites

  • Matchbox 20

  • Sushi

  • The Usual Suspects

  • Madam Secretary

Would most like to meet:

Steve Jobs

Melissa Fowler

Melissa Fowler

Compliance Officer

Mel began working at BAR in September 2007. Her role involves dealing with all inspection reports and assisting Members and New Applicants in rectifying any nonconformities raised at their inspections. Alongside this, she deals with the everyday administration tasks of QSS.

Favourites

  • 90’s R&B

  • Pizza

  • Horrors

  • Hollyoaks

Would most like to meet:

Ricky Gervais

Siobhan Maguire

Siobhan Maguire

Compliance & Disputes Advisor

Siobhan began working at BAR in September 2017 as Compliance & Disputes advisor. This involves providing effective administration and an advisory service in the resolution of disputes between customers and members in conjunction with the BAR ADR scheme. She provides administrative support to the Regulatory department relating to the compliance of BAR Members against the BAR/TSI Code of Practice, Membership Criteria and Inspection processes.

Favourites

  • 60s & 70s

  • Italian

  • The Green Mile

  • Eastenders

Would most like to meet:

Hugh Grant

Martyn Minker

Martyn Minker

Membership Services Manager

Martyn has worked at BAR for over 13 years and heads the Membership Services Team who are responsible for the professional development and delivery of high standard commercial services and support to BAR members. Away from BAR Martyn spends most of his time (and money!) on music, sport, and being with his young family.

Favourites

  • Muse

  • Thai

  • Goodfellas

  • The Shadowline

Would most like to meet:

Bill Shankly

Scott Buist

Scott Buist

Membership Services Assistant

Scott joined BAR in June 2015, working in his role as a Membership & Marketing Assistant. He provides support to the Commercial Moving Group Council and to all Members and Affiliates of the BAR. Outside of work, Scott enjoys socialising with friends, football and motorsport especially Formula one on a Sunday afternoon.

Favourites

  • Snow Patrol

  • Ribeye Steak

  • The Green Mile

  • Stranger Things

Would most like to meet:

Ayrton Senna

Kymberly Homans

Kymberly Homans

Membership Services Assistant

After being a stay at home mum for a number of years, Kym began working at BAR in July 2014 as Consumer Affairs & Regulatory Administrator. Kym moved over to the Membership Services Team in May 2017 and started her new role as a Membership Services Assistant. In this role, she provides support to BAR Members, Affiliates, Partners, the National Council and Area Secretaries, as well as assisting applicants when applying for Membership. Outside of work, Kym enjoys family time with her husband and two children.

Favourites

  • Metallica

  • Mums Chicken Curry

  • Gone in 60 Seconds

  • The Big Bang Theory

Would most like to meet:

Sir Winston Churchill

Eileen Holland

Eileen Holland

Financial Controller

Eileen joined BAR as its financial Controller in April 2018.  She has a wealth of financial experience in various accounting roles within Manufacturing, Education and Service organisations. The opportunity to join an Association, a different accounting concept was too appealing to miss. With the assistance of her small accounts team, they run the Finance Department at BAR.

Favourites

  • Rock

  • Ice-cream

  • Blues Brothers

  • Coast

Would most like to meet:

Ronnie O’sullivan

Claudia Stephens

Claudia Stephens

Accounts Assistant

Claudia has had the pleasure of being a member of staff at BAR since 2014. Her role within the Finance Team is that of Accounts Assistant and she is involved with all general aspects of accounts. If you have any issues with your account, invoices or payments, she will be very happy to help you. Outside of BAR Claudia has a busy schedule being the mother of two energetic young boys who love nothing more than to join her in all her passions, gymnastics, animals and of course chocolate.

Favourites

  • Bruno Mars

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken

  • Ace Ventura 2

  • Holby City

Would most like to meet:

Michael McIntyre

Shelley Hansberry

Shelley Hansberry

Book Keeper

Shelley is the longest serving member of Staff having worked for BAR for over 15 years. As a Book Keeper she is part of the team that looks after the finances for BAR and its associated companies. Outside of work, she enjoys all Handicrafts, especially knitting and crochets and regularly makes decorative squares, which are sent to Africa, to be made up as blankets for Aids Orphans.

Favourites

  • Craig David

  • Cauliflower Cheese

  • Oliver the Musical

  • Historic Dramas

Would most like to meet:

Peter Andre

Stephen Thorp

Stephen Thorp

Training Manager

Stephen joined BAR in 2015. Having a background originally in engineering, he moved into logistics then training, working for organisations such as Tesco and JAUPT where he gained valuable skills and experience which has allowed him to develop the training offering to meet the needs BAR’s Members. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys karting, gardening and walking in the magnificent Chiltern countryside with his wife and energetic spaniel.

Favourites

  • The Who

  • Chicken & Mushroom Pie

  • The Fifth Element

  • Detectorists

Would most like to meet:

John Wayne

Charlotte Clarke

Charlotte Clarke

Training Administrator

Charlotte provides support to the Training Team, who arrange training at BAR Watford, Members premises and through the network of the BAR Approved Training Centres. Her role covers the entire training cycle from researching and creating courses through to sales and marketing of training. In Charlotte’s spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and socialising with friends.

Favourites

  • Fleetwood Mac

  • Fish Pie

  • Groundhog Day

  • Judge Judy

Would most like to meet:

Donald Trump

Tracy Britten

Tracy Britten

Office Manager

Tracy has worked at BAR since April 2009 and provides full secretarial support to the Director General. In addition, Tracy provides full HR support to BAR including contracts, recruitment and managing personal records. Tracy is also responsible for office management, dealing with contracts, equipment maintenance and hotel bookings.

Favourites

  • Frank Sinatra

  • Chicken

  • The Notebook

  • Strictly Come Dancing

Would most like to meet:

Emmeline Pankhurst

David Woodhouse

David Woodhouse

QSS General Manager

David was the third generation of a family removals business based in Newtown, Mid-Wales. He spent his teen summer years working on the vans. David took over the family business in 1987 and ran it successfully until 2002 when he sold out to Fox Moving Group. David stayed with Fox then moved to White & Co in Telford, Matt Purdie and more latterly Broughton Removals in Scotland. In 2018, David took on the role of QSS General Manager.

Favourites

  • Genesis

  • Chinese

  • Top Gun

  • Tipping Point

Would most like to meet:

My maternal Grandparents (just one more time!)

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