Obituary: Nick Fayers 1961-2017
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As a leading personality in the local business community and managing director of Barnes Construction, Nick Fayers had a real passion for the construction industry and his passing will be felt by all those that were lucky enough to know him.
His 34-year history with Barnes Construction started in 1983 when at 22 years old, he was employed as an assistant quantity surveyor. He rose up the ranks quickly and was promoted to head up Bower Fuller, the M&E division of The Barnes Group in 1990 aged only 29.
In his 10 years he built a small business into a strong and highly successful medium-sized business and laid the foundations for the leading business in its sector that it is now. In January 2000, he returned to Barnes Construction as managing director, a position he held for 18 years until his death on 20 December 2017.
In his tenure as MD, Nick helped strengthen and develop new business streams in education frameworks, in leisure and health, and geographically in Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. He also played an active role in the industry locally and believed passionately in training and promoting the career opportunities to young people.
His commitment to his business and the industry was such that he remained involved until just a few days before his death, the result of a long-standing condition called MEN1, for which the family and the business will now work to raise funds to support research and advice to sufferers.