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Barry Rankin

Board Member

Digital Transformation Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Business Development and Fundraising Committee.

Barry proudly joined the board in November 2017. He has worked in the I.T. industry for 28 years and is currently Sales Director for Deans Computer Services PLC where he has worked for almost 19 years. Whilst he is one of our newer board members, he has been involved with Avalon for over 17 years providing I.T. consultancy and help to our head office and localities.  Over the years, he has been a key point of contact and liaison supporting Avalon’s in house I.T. team; having demonstrated a high level ability to strategize, recommend and plan the ongoing development and growth of Avalon’s  I.T. infrastructure, ensuring we get the very best of service and advice.  He has been influential in helping us secure free Microsoft products and saving Avalon money, while improving functionality on solutions such as our mobile phones and telephony.

Barry is a self-confessed grafter with a can do attitude, who thrives on handling large scale I.T. projects and helping his customers by  simplifying the most complex of solutions. 

He’s an active fundraiser who’s taken on many challenges over recent years, having raised over £16000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice by doing marathons, a 24 hour endurance race, 15,000 foot sky dive, charity auctions and mixed martial arts training sessions with UFC fighters Brad Pickett and John Hathaway.

Barry recently kickstarted our new JustGiving page by taking on a 24 hour endurance race with his friend Amanda, covering 100 miles between them and raising nearly £1400 including gift aid for Avalon

Out of work, Barry enjoys spending time with his 12 year old son Callum, partner of nearly 21 years Sue and Labrador Maddie.

Barry says

“It’s a real honour and privilege to work much closer with the team and more importantly,  be an influential part in helping the lives of our customers whom our staff support so well.  I’m relishing the challenges that the role brings, and look forward to using my experience and expertise to help enhance the lives of others”.

Barry Rankin
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