Barry started his career in stock broking and merchant banking in the City and the Far East.
When the Conservatives introduced the new tax incentives for venture capital in 1982, Barry set up as an adviser for companies seeking investment from these new funds. During the 1980’s and early 90’s Barry Edwards and Associates grew to become a group of associates providing expertise in all disciplines required by small growing companies in finance and managerial skills.
The recession in 1992/3 changed the whole approach to venture capital and Barry concentrated on working as corporate finance and development advisor with a few small companies and became a director and shareholder of two of them.
Apart from his advisory role with small companies, Barry has specialised in financial innovation in a wide range of areas, which are beginning to materialise as new ventures.