In the Driving Seat: Brian Barker, HR Manager, Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd
Whatever you do, don’t let Brian Barker, HR Manager, Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd, borrow your scooter.
Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd
Apart from that
Trustee of Furniture for Education Worldwide
Keen supporter of the local Hospice
Association with NAA
New member of the board, but inextricably linked through our Automotive Connections
Married to Cathy, 2 boys, one a design engineer, one a doctor
I am a keen runner up to half-marathon at club level
Love fell walking and long distance walks (Yorkshire Three Peaks every year and National Three Peaks in 24 hours twice)
Favourite football team
Season ticket holder at Burnley FC
I am obsessed with Northern Soul and rare Motown. Not too keen on any other sort of music!
This is hard. The Godfather 1 & 2, Field of Dreams, The Deer Hunter, Station Agent, The Shawshank Redemption… I could go on…
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger; The Once and Future King, T.H. White
Best motoring moment
When I was around 17, telling my friend I knew how to ride a scooter. He let me have a go on his pride and joy. I had no idea how to stop it and rode it straight into a brick wall.
Best business advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t worry about things you cannot change. Dale Carnegie. Difficult to do but I find it easier as I get older!