Managing Partner

Ian Barker


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As Managing Partner for Carbon Strategies and BFY Group, Ian shapes our vision and inspires the team to deliver exceptional results. Ian is central to our client engagements, and is valued highly for his deep industry knowledge and straight talking, sensible approach.

Leading our team of awesome humans, Ian ensures that BFY’s culture, values, and capabilities are all aligned to our shared goal – ‘Delivering Exceptional Results for Clients’.

Over the past 12 months, Ian has led BFY Group's accelerated growth and expansion, seeing the team double in size, while also being recognised as one the UK’s Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services (by Great Place To Work UK). This also includes launching our Carbon Strategies offering in November 2023.

With 20 years’ experience in management consulting, Ian is no stranger to innovation, having helped BFY Group's Energy and Water clients to drive transformational change in Strategy, Commercial, and Operations.

This includes:

  • Advising the boards of over 30 suppliers during the Energy crisis
  • Redefining the strategy of one of the UK’s largest energy retailers
  • Building the UK debt sale capability for numerous energy retailers
  • Creating a challenger M&A offering

Prior to founding BFY, Ian spent 5 years working in IT helping clients implement “bleeding edge” technology on Web Services, Software As A Service, and helping clients move from Desktop to web-based software solutions.

Ian is married with two young children. He is a willing weekend ‘Daddy Taxi’ but remains unable to locate a kids’ club without Sat Nav.

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