A freak Perth hail storm in 2010, sealed the fate for Managing Director, Leigh Barclay.
Under the watchful eye of his father (Bill), Leigh began working at the family business as a part-time labourer and hammer-hand from age 16 until he progressed to the role of carpenter apprentice which he continued for two years at the company.
International travel ensued, and after returning home, Leigh worked in carpentry as a fixing and roofing carpenter while studying for his builder’s registration.
Once fully qualified, Leigh offered to return to the family business in 2010 as a supervisor to assist with the overwhelming workload resulting from the year’s natural hail-storm disaster.
He hasn’t looked back and credits his enviable work ethic to learning from the ground up and being exposed to the day-to-day expectations of the insurance building industries, its customers and the Barclays Building Services clients.
English-born Graham moved to Australia in 1998 and has worked in the building trade since the age of 15. Specialising in carpentry and joinery, Graham set up his own business and worked solidly within East London and Essex before immigrating to Perth.
Once established in WA, he specialised in carpentry for project builders and private clients, before branching into heritage stairs which he manufactured and installed for various high-end projects and builders.
With his impressive trades background and list of qualifications, including an HIA Building Supervisor course and a previous member of the Institute of Carpenters UK, Graham was a natural fit as a supervisor and later, an estimator, for the Barclays Building Services team in 2004.
He was also responsible for setting up our large loss division and went on to become Construction Manager in 2016.
Business Relations Manager
Amber credits over 10 years working across a diverse range of industries, from administration to management roles, as key to her success in her current position as Business Relations Manager.
Her strengths undoubtedly lie in managing operational processes and coordinating internal projects which consistently boost the morale and confidence of the Barclays Building Services team.
Demonstrating a highly diligent and productive outlook to her work, Amber is known for her strong customer focus and her passion for operational planning and execution which is an overall contributing factor to our business success.
Quality and Compliance Manager
After completing 30 years in the building trade in the UK, English born Michael Casey returned to Australia. Specialising in the tiling sector, Michael previously managed his own business, working on domestic and commercial properties throughout the UK.
Upon returning back to Australia, he started working for local building companies such as Dale Alcock and Celebration Homes, completing shower and bathroom fit-outs as well as the renovation aspects of the building industry.
Michael then joined Barclays Building Services in 2015 as an inspector/estimator. Using his knowledge in the industry and learning additional skills in the insurance builders sector, Michael excelled and was promoted to Quality and Compliance Manager in January 2019 to add extra value and leadership to the Claim co-ordination sector.
Ever since the move into a management role, there has been a multitude of improvements and we only expect it to get better as time passes.