Meet the Team

Introducing our Managing Director, Jamie Barr

View from a door in the Clydebuilt office, looking into a work area with desks.

PUBLISHED 20 March 2023

This will be the first in a new series of blog posts where we introduce you to the people behind the products and services that are offered at Clydebuilt Business Solutions. Many of their names and faces will be familiar to existing customers already, as these are the people responsible for establishing our name within the industries we serve.

Without them, we simply could not function!

So, where better to kick things off than with Jamie Barr, our Managing Director, and problem-solver extraordinaire.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born and grew up on a farm south of Edinburgh. Two of my older brothers were obsessed by all things computer-related, and they clearly influenced my future career choice.

What is your job title and can you describe what you do?

I am the Managing Director – I am ultimately responsible for all the technical decisions in the company, and heavily involved in all support, project and development operations.

How long have you worked for Clydebuilt?

Over 25 years. After 25, it starts getting a bit blurry….

What is the favourite project or product that you have worked on with Clydebuilt?

Difficult to choose, but we did manage to bring a customer live with LocateIT during COVID, which given we couldn’t go on-site at all, was a pretty huge achievement.

Do you have a favourite thing about Clydebuilt?

The people – colleagues and customers. I am very lucky to have a great team around me. I also really enjoy developing relationships with customers – positive feedback from them means a huge amount to me.

What’s your drink of choice in the office?

Coffee. Black. No sugar.

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?

I always wanted to help people, so I’d say a teacher.

What website do you visit the most?

Anything guitar-related, but particularly That Pedal Show’s YouTube channel.

What was the last book you read?

Major Dudes (a Steely Dan biography).

Where are we likely to find you outside of work?

Probably carrying out my “other full-time job” – chauffeur to my son.

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