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    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.


    Brian Barker


    Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd

    HR Manager

    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

    Musical performer
    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!


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