Auditor | Gerry Sucliffe

Gerry Sutcliffe, Former Member of Parliament for Bradford South

• Former Labour MP for Bradford South (1994 - 2015)
• Former Leader of Bradford Council
• One-time employee at Field Printers, Lidget Green, before becoming a full-time Trade Union official
• Worked at the Home Office and Ministry for Justice until he was promoted in 2007 to succeed Richard Caborn as Sports Minister

Born in Salford in 1953, Gerry Sutcliffe soon moved to Bradford where his journey to the top tiers of British politics began. Gerry left Cardinal Hinsley Grammar School at 16 to work as a salesman for local department store Brown Muffs. He continued studying during his spare time at Bradford College, where he met his wife Maria.

Gerry did stints at the Treasury and Whip’s office before he became Consumer Affairs Minister at the Department for Trade & Industry. High on the political career ladder, his determination to build a better Bradford remains as strong as ever.

"I'm delighted to be involved in the regular auditing of the prize draw service from an independent view, to support and safeguard consumers and to add to the transparency of the process. As a former Consumer Affairs Minister, this is a positive sign of good practice by the organisers."

Gerry Sucliffe, MP


Auditor | John Barker

John Barker, Partner - Commercial Contracts for Metis Law LLP

John is a solicitor and Partner of Metis Law. He qualified in 2001.

He deals with all aspects of commercial law, including the preparation of commercial contracts, advising on points of regulatory law (including data protection, intellectual property and consumer credit) and the registration of trade marks.

Recently, he has acted for clients who operate in the technology, manufacturing and financial services sectors.

He prides himself in offering useful and practical advice in an accessible manner. He makes sure the client gets what they need. This has ensured high levels of repeat business and recommendations.

"As a commercial contracts solicitor, I specialise in working with clients to ensure compliance with their statutory obligations, including those arising under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Working alongside my co-auditor, Gerry Sutcliffe, I have agreed to work with Richy Rewards to ensure that the audit process is complied with at all times"

John Barker, Metis Law LLP