Barry joined us at the beginning of 2020 bringing loads of marketing wisdom along with him but also the downhill spiral of going to Mcdonalds every Friday for lunch (he'll say no but it only started happening once he joined). Now Barry is officially Head of E-commerce and IT - yanno all that technical stuff.
Meet our team - Barry, Head of E-Com/IT
How did you first learn about G&G?
I think it was walking down the high street in Wotton-Under-Edge (where Goose & Gander first had a shop). Unfortunately I didn't actually go in, but remember looking for them on Facebook after and liking the designs.
Before working at Goose & Gander, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I used to be a TV presenter on a shopping tv channel. It's a really fun job and not as difficult as it looks. You've just got to talk nonsense for ages - I'm good at that!
Barry working on the tele!!
What and where did you study?
I studied communication media in Portsmouth. Video journalism, radio and print media. This was a time before the internet. One of my lecturers used to be a headline writer for a daily newspaper. He taught me the importance of a good headline.
What does your job entail?
Pretty much anything that helps customers use and find the website. This could involve online advertising, search engine optimisation, product data and data analysis.
What advice do you have for prospective Goose & Gander candidates?
We look for bright candidates that can bring a smile and can make suggestions on how to improve what we do.
What’s your favourite pizza topping?
Dodger the doggie
Barry and his wife Heidi festivalin'
Do you have any pets?
A dog (Dodger) and a cat (Scooby)
Give us one interesting fact about you!
I learnt hypnotism.