Meet Barry Chapman

Learn more about Barry, our Managing Director. He shares titbits on what his role entails and what he really gets up to at the weekend.

What does your average day look like?

Defining the direction of the business and working closely with colleagues to ensure we achieve our goals in terms of robust product development, successful customer implementation and new business generation. I’m constantly looking for ways to refine and improve everything we’re doing. And finally, I have lots of interaction with existing and prospective clients.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Working with a great team of guys who are all equally committed to what we’re doing. I also find spending time with customers to understand their challenges, and then seeing the impact we can have on their businesses very rewarding.

Previous role / experience

I was sponsored through university and initially trained as a Civil Engineer and Quantity Surveyor, working as a main contractor with Laing Civil Engineering on a number of high profile construction projects. I then transitioned into construction software 20 years ago and held various commercial roles with leading software developers, including Tekla and Trimble, before starting Chalkstring.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Hard working, fair & fun.

Who is your icon and why?

Alex Thomson (single handed around the world yachtsman) due to his determination, perseverance & competitive spirit.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love nothing more than kite surfing down the beach, with good mates.

Memorable life moment

Shooting a hole-in-one on a 170 yard hole – my very first shot of the round.

Favourite quote

“Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”