Barbears House 
Hi, I'm Brian (Dad) and am the technical one who created this site.

I like spending time with my family who are the most important things in my life. I like playing games on my PS3 and PSP which gives a welcome break after a hard days work and after the younger ones are all tucked up in bed. I enjoy gardening and DIY when I get the free time to do it. I also love to go on our holidays which makes sure that I get to spend premium time with my children. Oh, and I love gadgets which is probably why I fulfil the role of local technical support for the rest of the household, it's normally my gadgets that go wrong.

I was born in Coventry during April 1966, and I have two older brothers (Keith and Gary) and an older sister (Diane). I went to Woodlands School for my secondary education, Stringer House as it happens. Many years on Sue stumbled into a reference on the Woodlands School web site for me and a painting I had done with a friend Roy back in 1982 which is apparently still on the wall and had survived a fire.

I left school at sixteen to take up an electrical apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, at first in the Coventry training centre and then in Ansty near Coventry. I finished my apprenticeship in 1986 and became a qualified electrical engineer working for Rolls-Royce. In 1991 I started studying an Open University degree which helped me switch to a new career still at Ansty in the Information Technology department of Rolls-Royce Industrial and Marine Gas Turbines. In 1996 I achieved my BSc in Computing, a very proud moment for Sue and my parents and of course me. My career then took a new turn in February 1997 when Rolls-Royce outsourced IT staff to EDS Limited and I joined them working on the Rolls-Royce account.

In 1998 I left the Rolls-Royce account and Ansty and took up a leveraged role based out of Milton Keynes which allowed me to work on many EDS accounts across the UK including BP, Inland Revenue and Barclays. 2001 saw me change to an EMEA wide Messaging team and I became a home worker, no more driving to Milton Keynes every day. Then in 2009 Hewlett Packard acquired EDS and I moved into HP and am currently working on a very large Global account in the messaging space.