Kunle Barker began his construction career whilst studying for a MA at the University of Leeds. In 2004 Kunle set up Illustrious Homes an award-winning Construction and Design Management Company, specialising in delivering high profile, challenging projects, on time, on budget, and on quality.
To date, Kunle Barker has delivered over 8000 residential refurbishments, 120 schools, and three sports centre refits as well as countless private renovations, working on high profile projects such as West Hampstead Square and the military rehabilitation unit at Headley Court in Surrey which was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales.
He was chosen to host the London meeting (at his Camden office) with Rt Hon Matt Hancock where they discussed the challenges facing the UK construction industry and also where he was commended as a ‘shinning’ example by Rt Hon Matt Hancock as part of the government’s Business is GREAT campaign.
Kunle also speaks on various construction and building topics all over the globe and UK. He is also one of the resident construction experts for UK Construction Week and is the curator for the Grand Stage at Grand Designs Live working closely with Kevin McCloud,
Kunle’s knowledge of construction and how to deliver challenging projects is in high demand and he has led delivery teams on high profile TV projects for Alan Titchmarsh and Sarah Beeny as well as co-presenting the TV shows.