What I do
I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a varied and fulfilling career in business while pursuing a number of personal adventures along the way. I am now retired but still indulge in one of my greatest passions, love of classic cars.
Having moved to the UK at the age of eight from Ghana, where my father was Chief Superintendent of the police in the country’s pre-independence era, I left school before the age of 16 with no qualifications.
On my retirement, I still played a prominent role in the mobile home industry, becoming heavily involved in the Mobile Homes Act of 2013, and I still offer advice and consultation on the legislation to park home owners today.
Apart from business, my other great passion is motoring, and in 2000 I drove into the record books at the wheel of my wife’s 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4, becoming the first person to drive an historic sports car around the world in 80 days, crossing four continents and driving through 22 countries.
My relationship with the Aston Martin brand was further cemented when I commissioned a unique Aston Martin Bertone Jet 2+2, the only one of its kind in the world which was unveiled to global acclaim at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Aston Martin Enthusiast & World Traveller
Barry Weir has forged a unique relationship with legendary British marque Aston Martin, driving a 1954 DB2/4 around the world in a record 80 days before designing the bespoke Jet 2+2 shooting brake in conjunction with Bertone.
Designed by Barry Weir – Aston Martin enthusiast, built by Bertone
#refined #elegance #functionality
Barry Weir built up his business empire through accommodation- whether buying and revamping park home sites or running a castle as a private hotel.
His first taste of success was building up a B&B operation in Littlehampton which he then sold to allow him to buy his first park home site.
Eventually, he went on to own eight park sites before fulfilling a life-long ambition to own a castle. After purchasing a 16th century castle on a promontory of Loch Fyne, Barry set about a large renovation project to restore the building to its former glory. Once completed Barry realised that he had more room than he could possibly need and his business life turned full circle as he opened the castle as a private hotel.
The prestigious hotel played host to a number of well-known faces including actors Michael Caine and Roger Moore, as well as director Michael Winner, who stayed there while shooting the film Bullseye. It was another exciting chapter in the flamboyant life of Barry Weir.
Holiday Home Business
This year Barry Weir successfully sold all of his interests in his park home business that he built from scratch. After 40 years all of his freehold interest was sold along with the associated leaseholds. He had retired from running any sites in 2007.