Barrie Beard sadly passed away 16th October 2015

Barrie George Henry Beard – 26th December 1942 – 16th October 2015.

It is with sadness that we notify you that Barrie, the founder of Barrie Beard Ltd, has passed away aged 72 years after a battle with cancer.

A statement issued by the family read: “Whether in a personal or professional capacity, we are sure that memories of Barrie will be fond, treasured and lasting for family, friends and colleagues. The family and directors are committed in continuing his legacy and would like to thank each and every one of you for your support during this difficult time.”

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, who is also the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, also paid tribute to Barrie. He said: “Barrie was a tremendous pillar of our community and loved by many. I’m grateful to have known him as a caring local champion, as well as a committed Bromsgrove employer through his family business. I know that the loss of Barrie will be sorely felt and my thoughts are with his wife, Jackie, and their family at this sad time.”