Barry Colclough; General Manager

Barry has worked in the Vehicle Accident Repair industry for the last 22 years, and has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Claridges Ltd, staff team. He originally qualified as a time served panel technician, progressing through to Estimating and eventually into Bodyshop Management in 1999, working for main dealership organizations including Hartwell Ford and Williams BMW.

As the company's General Manager Barry has now attained his ATA Vehicle Damage Assessor accreditation, and now supervisors the Estimating and Workshop Control function of the business activity, in conjunction with the Director. Barry has also been involved with organizing the required Volkswagen Group Paint & Body Centre Training requirements, and has himself attained Audatex certification through this scheme.

Barry has an active day to day involvement with the management and operation of the company's PAS125 Kitemark Vehicle Body Repair certification controlling the site maintenance and workshop performance activities, in liaison with the staff team, in order that the Customer Service agreed with customers is successfully achieved as planned.