Meet the team - Milton Keynes store manager Daniel Barry
Daniel Barry, our Milton Keynes store manager
At 32 years of age and having worked for Hawes and Curtis for nearly nine of those, you could be forgiven for thinking that Daniel Barry was only able to talk retail. But dig a little deeper and you'll see that alongside shirts and suits Daniel is also passionate about property. In fact, he's so passionate that he runs his own property empire on the side - owning 14 rental properties and constantly on the lookout for more.
"None of my family are into property but it was something I just wanted to get involved in from an early age," he explains.
"I got the bug after buying my first property not long after i started here and that has stayed with me ever since."
Always on the lookout for new additions to his portfolio, Daniel loves a challenge.
"I like the properties that everyone else turns their noses up at," he admits. "If it needs completely gutting then all the better."
While his dad is a painter and decorator, Daniel likes getting his hands dirty and does all the work himself.
"It can be pretty tough but there's a huge amount of satisfaction from renovating a property yourself."
Thankfully he has no plans to leave Hawes and Curtis and has been at the helm of one of the best-performing stores in the company's armoury.
"The turnover has tripled since I started and I love making money, whether it's for me on the property side or for Hawes and Curtis.
"We have a great team here, some brilliantly loyal customers and an exceptional product which is a pretty decent combination."