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Barry de Geest, CE/Director

Born with no arms and short legs as a result of the drug thalidomide, Barry de Geest’s disability certainly doesn’t cramp his style, nor has it ever dampened his enthusiasm for living life to the full.

As well as being co-founder of Renaissance Group Barry is an established leader in the sector and has been on several boards and advisory panels within the Health and Disability sector, including the Ministry of Health.

Barry’s ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit have more recently seen the launch of Unarmd Innovations.  Using the combined expertise of engineers and his personal experiences as a disabled person Unarmd Innovations has designed quality power chairs for off road and sporting purposes.

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