I take a real pride in my work and have a passion for delivering a top quality service. Over the years, I have been commissioned by and worked for some of the most respected editors in the business. My work ethic is well known but just in case you're unsure before hiring me, please take a look at the following comments. Further editorial references are also available on my LinkedIn profile.
"As Commissioning Editor and then as Assistant Editor on Bella magazine, I worked closely with Barry, our Consumer Champion. He was unrivalled in his success at righting wrongs suffered by consumers and in obtaining financial redress. Through his highly entertaining and hugely popular column he shared a wealth of solid consumer advice, winning back many thousands of pounds on behalf of readers who would never have had the confidence or the voice to take on companies and win. Barry always delivered the goods, on time and of the highest quality. He had a passion for his subject and an in-depth knowledge that he was keen to share. Always a pleasure to deal with, he showed the utmost professionalism at all times."
Sharon Bexley, editor and journalist.
You were spot on for the magazine, and the readers let us know this in no uncertain terms. I'm glad you think Bella helped you, Barry - I think you helped us!"
Jackie Highe, Former Editor-in-Chief Bella magazine
"Barry, I’m open mouthed at the speed and quality of that piece! Thank you so much –there’s so much info in there and I can’t wait to get it into the magazine."
Lisa Lynch, Editor - Real Homes and author of The C-Word
"Loved the agent's piece, Barry. In fact, I'm putting it in this week.
Thanks, that was a great job."
Zena Alli, Editor, Sunday Mirror Homes & Holidays
Sally O'Donoghue, Home & Family Editor, Virginmedia.com
Barry produced a series of top quality consumer advice articles for me, for a magazine I was relaunching. His accurate, tightly targeted work helped lift the publication from the usual bland offerings of membership organisation titles.
Nick Harding, Editor
Andree Frieze - Acting Editor, Sunday Mirror's Homes & Holidays
"Barry, we remain constantly impressed with the clarity and professionalism of your work. You make the Primelocation website come alive and we value your services tremendously. Thank you."
Jessica Townsend, Senior Content Editor, Primelocation.com
Sharon Bexley, Editor – Asda in-store brand magazine
"Thank you for the amazingly professional and informative consumer advice cards you generated for Nectar Barry. We were hesitant who to entrust for such an important task and now know we made the right decision. They're brilliant. Well done!"
Melda Bekir, on behalf of Nectar
"Barry - thanks for sending that piece over so quickly. Sterling work as always, top drawer and very much appreciated"
Ben Spriggs, Editor, Real Homes
"It’s been a real pleasure working with you. I got your email with all your details and you’re in my contacts book for future commissions."
Helen Bazueye, Editor - Channel 4’s Property Ladder
Thank you - got the copy and liked it a lot. Good case histories too.
Catriona Wrottesley, News Editor, YOURS
Thank you for your How to Complain feature. Very thorough. Very useful. Very In The Know."
Keith Kendrick, Editor - In The Know
"Great, this is perfect. Thanks for getting everything sorted so quickly. The feature is exactly to brief and just what we were looking for. Have a good holiday! Many thanks"
Amy Wright, Features Editor – Move or Improve
"Barry – just a quick email to let you know how impressed I was with the quality of your property piece. You are a real star and know your subject so well. You add so much to Home magazine and I'm very glad I found you. Thank you!"
Sarah Giles, Editor - Home Magazine
"Just a note to say how delighted I am to continually receive readers' letters saying how wonderful your consumer champion service is. It is a real pleasure having such a professional on board. Congratulations!"
Jo Sollis, former Editor, Bella magazine
"Good god Barry! Quickest I’ve ever known it! Thank you - I don't know how you manage to deliver such high quality work so much before deadline. Some other writers haven't even started by the time your copy is on my desk! Top drawer."
Helena Clark, Editor - Move or Improve
"Barry, this is excellent! Thank you. I’ll be sure to keep you posted the next time the clients are looking for property-related features. Thanks again for the super-quick turnaround of copy, much appreciated."
Lisa Lynch, Editor – B&Q brand magazine Inspired Living
Thanks very much for that. I really liked the piece which demonstrates your expertise and qualified the main point of the feature."
Phil McNeill, Editor – Sunday Telegraph Property
details are firmly implanted in my contacts box. I know Sue will be in
touch soon and the plan is very much to use you extensively! It’s been a
bit shortlived, but you’ve been an absolute dream to work with – which
could be one reason I’ve never needed to pick up the phone to speak to
you. Take that as a compliment!"
Nick Harding, Editor - UK Camping & Caravanning Club official magazine