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.
Farhan’s influence has been instrumental in the rapid growth of Barclays Building Services since joining the company in 2013.
With a track-record of completely transforming underperforming businesses in Australia and the UK, Farhan has managed to lead Barclays Building Services to the top position of the best performing insurance builder among its major clients.
Graduating with a diploma in IT in South Africa, Farhan commenced his career working within a range of UK-based businesses, from start-ups to multi-nationals where he initially achieved his milestone of taking a poorly performing ISP to one of the top ten in the country.
Respected for his inclusive leadership approach and positive interpersonal skills, Farhan adopts a style that encompasses thorough business and financial analysis, senior leadership development and strategic business development.
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.
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 Project 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.
Simon has an award-winning pedigree, and during his previous tenure as a financial controller at a reputable car dealership, he was recognised for multiple awards, including the title of Business Manager of the Year.
Having spanned a career in accountancy since 1995, Simon’s experience and drive for accuracy is unparalleled.
Barclays Building Services was fortunate in 2005 when Simon brought his knowledge to the construction industry where his exceptional hands-on approach and inspirational influence has harboured an excellent finance team.
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 Claims 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.
Allan spent more than 10 years in the mining sector where he acquired a multitude of skills which gave him access to mid-tier and upper-management departments. This put him in good stead for a general management position at a production-line company where he remained for five years and learned all aspects of end-to-end business.
Highly driven and a self-confessed perfectionist, Allan has completed courses in business coaching along with business and human resources management and has a knack for creating more cost effective and time efficient processes to complement any industry.
At Barclays Building Services, he is equally set to rise to any challenge that will benefit the growth of the business.