The Thames Warden
Dylan Barker was installed as Thames Warden in July 2023.
After leaving school Dylan became an apprentice within the construction Industry. On completion of his apprenticeship he moved into the building services sector, later forming his own company primarily as a heating and ventilation contractor serving mostly the retail sector. During this time Dylan also formed a recruitment company that specialised in supplying labour into the heating and ventilation industry.
His knowledge gained in the mechanical service sector stood him in good stead as he now works along with his wife Sharon at Precolor, which specialise in the manufacture of potable water, effluent & chemical storage tanks. Through his tenure Dylan has been responsible for increasing the product range of one piece rectangular freestanding tanks to the largest in Europe. Designed systems for testing ROV’s, covers for the security of water treatment works and designed chambers for well heads for the security of boreholes.
Dylan’s hobbies include rugby and sailing.