Barry Dodd OBE and CBE

Barry Dodd founded GSM Group as a two person start up some 35 years ago. GSM is now one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the UK with a turnover in excess of £60M, with a forward order book of £400M. It has a very successful IT operation but its main business is the manufacture and supply of Badges, Functional Film, Labels, Illuminated Scuff-plates; Treadplates; Tail-gate Garnish, Pedal Kits and sub-assemblies; as well as genuine service parts to the motor industry. In addition to growing the business organically, the GSM Group has made over 15 acquisitions varying from buying customer lists to multi million pound share acquisitions. As a supplier to the motor industry, innovative products for new models is vital to its success. GSM has a talented team of designers and engineers working at its factories in the UK, Germany, China and Mexico.