Barrie Collins

Role: Consultant 

Responsibilities: Responsible for corporate sales and group marketing.  In addition to which, heads up the Technology specialism for the Specialist Talent division, linking specialist Technology talent to leading companies primarily within the Engineering & Manufacturing sectors.

Bio: A seasoned Business Professional benefiting from a successful 25-year career in Sales, Service, Marketing and Business Consultancy.  Barrie officially joined Cooper Golding as Head of Business Development following on from a consultancy assignment to help expand their regional business to the Midlands and beyond.  Designed and co-authored the Manufacturing Talent Survey 2018.  

Although a little late to the recruitment industry, extensive experience from being a client and candidate in addition to running a number of businesses.  This unique blend of valuable experience has shaped his view of how to (and how not to) deliver great candidate and client service within recruitment.


Home Town: Stratford Upon Avon aka Shakespeare Country.

Loves: Spending time with his two young boys.  A love of most sports (albeit watching rather than playing these days) Mainly football (big Liverpool FC fan) and Rugby. Loves the great outdoors and being in or on the water boating, floating, fishing or swimming.

Dislikes: The overuse of corporate cliches and buzzwords.  Current bugbear is the overuse of the word 'Artisan'.  Recently saw it being used to describe a business consultancy.  Bakers of the world, it's time to reclaim!

Random Fact: Once part of a motley crew of amateur sailors who beat world-renowned yachts' woman Dame Ellen McArthur and her crew in the 'Round the Island' yacht race.  (Albeit only because her sail tore in strong winds).

Career Advice: Try and find a job you love doing.  It's a long countdown to retirement and it’s getting longer!  (unless you win the lottery of course.)