Our Expertise
Our Expertise

Steve Barker

Position:

Managing Director

Qualifications:

FCIM - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
FICE - Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
CEng - Chartered Civil Engineer
Masters Degree in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil & Structural Engineering

Employers:

Alrala Ltd
Rand Group/UCS Civils
Birse Civils
Graham Consulting Group (now WSP)
Brian Colquhoun & Partners (now URS)
North Yorkshire County Council

2009 - Present
2003 - 2009
1995 - 2003
1992 – 1995
1983 – 1992
1974 - 1983

Key Skills:

A senior Business Development Director with extensive board level experience developed throughout the UK construction industry. Has an excellent knowledge of the sector and the demands for growing a wide cross spectrum of service businesses. This exceptional director is able to develop and implement strategic marketing plans at the highest level. Brings a customer focused perspective to service delivery and is able to design and implement customer care systems. Steve has a first class reputation and a proven track record of success.

Position

Company

Managing Director

Alrala Ltd
November 2009 – Present

Principal of own business growth support company

Group Business
Development Director

Rand Group/UCS Civils
November 2003 – October 2009

Shareholder and statutory director of £50 million turnover Rand Group Ltd and UCS Civils Ltd with responsibility for developing the various group businesses

Business
Development Director

Birse Civils
March 1995 – October 2003

Statutory board director responsible for the development of four regional civil engineering businesses along with separate rail and London Underground businesses with a total turnover in excess of £200 million.

Regional Director

Graham Consulting Group (now WSP)
March 1992 – March 1995

In charge of the northern region with 70 people spread throughout offices in Leeds, Liverpool and Wakefield

Regional Manager

Brian Colquhoun & Partners (now URS)
August 1983 – February 1992

Responsible for the establishment, development and management of the consulting business’s new office in Leeds

Senior Engineer

North Yorkshire County Council
July 1974 – July 1983

Following sponsorship on a thick sandwich degree course, worked on the design and supervision of major highway projects