This is Barry’s Add People Story
(it could be yours next)
“Hello, it’s Barry. How are you doing? You alright, is it a good time?” This can be heard many times throughout the office on a daily basis. It’s now well-known as the ‘Barry Hello’. Barry has spent the last 6 years at Add People making his way through our ranks, originally joining as an SEO account manager and is now responsible for all technical project management.
Barry Ryan – Project Manager
Who is Barry?
What are you known for professionally?
Being a Project Manager for the web team
What do you have a knack for?
Building strong customer relationships!
How long have you been doing what you do?
6 months (but I have been with Add People for over 5 years)
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
What excites me the most is helping to deliver a website that a client loves and more importantly their audience love. Overcoming challenges and seeing solutions rather than problems! With a positive attitude!
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about
FC United & boxing
What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
Going on a lovely walk with my wife and son
Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up in Manchester but did spend a few years in my younger days in Birmingham. I am no longer there because my mum didn’t want me to grow up with a Brummie accent. (If yaouw knoo what I mean) and obviously Manchester is the coolest city in the UK!
What are you surprisingly good at?
Eating very, very quickly!
Any awards or medals, or even medallions? Personal okay, too.
Club Elite (I got this award in my 3 month probation period – still I believe the only person to ever achieve this in the company’s history)
Barry’s Add People Timeline…
SEO Executive - 2012
Barry then rose to executive ranks becoming an SEO executive, getting stuck into clients’ accounts and delivering a touch of class to wherever he could. He continued in this role for the next 18 months
Website Account Manager 2015
Due to his interest in the creative process of website design, Barry took the opportunity to move into a newly developed role. He took the reins in account management before moving into his current role in project management
2010 - SEO Account Manager
Barry joined Add People as a fresh-faced SEO account manager, spending 18 months in the role
2014 - Senior SEO Account Manager
There was an opening for a senior SEO account manager. Barry applied internally and won the job over external candidates. This was the role where Barry’s oh-so-famous opening line was created
2016 - Present - Project Manager
After all the years in customer service, seeing projects through from start to finish, Barry moved into his current role of full project management. He’s now responsible for the day-to-day work schedule of the creative team, making sure that all deadlines are met and that clients are kept up to date with their projects