Business Adviser of the Year 2015

Business Adviser of the Year 2015

Business Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Cardiff Metropolitan University
Winner: Geoff Barber, Principality Building Society

Image by Glenn Edwards
Geoff Barber & Sophie Evans

The judges were unanimous that Geoff Barber should win this hotly contested category for his invaluable work as a board member of Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival. The biennial festival, held at St Donats Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, became an independent charity in 2011. Establishing a strong and active board was vital and Geoff’s appointment through A&B Cymru has made a tangible contribution to the organisation.

His business skills in areas such as governance and management have been practically applied and directly resulted in the improved financial sustainability of the festival. Geoff has been astonished and inspired by the arts organisation’s ability to “achieve so much with so little”. He says:

“Beyond the Border’s passion is contagious and carries over to other aspects of my life. It is something every public and private sector organisation could learn a thing or two about.”