Having been a graduate apprentice with Vosper Thorneycroft, and having obtained an Engineering Degree from Oxford University, Robert joined the Barrier Group in 1975. He was made MD of the family business in 1989.
As the business developed into a group of companies, Robert became the Group Chairman in 2012; joining the Board of Directors at Aquaseal Rubber in 2013.
Sadly Robert lost his battle with cancer in April 2020. He was a highly-respected gentleman who will be greatly missed from us here at Aquaseal and the Barrier Group.