New Year, New Start for Bariquins

4 January, 2017

New Year, New Start for Bariquins


By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (January 2017)


Just a brief blog for the start of 2017. As the New Year starts, Bariquins are in the midst of a slight change of accommodation. We're moving Barry and Benny.


We’re still based in the same place but with a minor change of address. Our website will be updated in due course but the new details are below.


Our suite number is now



We’re taking this chance to move to a unit with better facilities for our needs. We thought that we would also take the opportunity to upgrade our phone line. We’re going VOIP!


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Unusual Ways of Rescuing People Suffering From Obesity

7 December, 2016


Unusual Ways of Rescuing People Suffering From Obesity


By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (December 2016)


            ‘Tis the season of goodwill. It’s just a shame that there’s only a season of it, rather than continuing forever. So, as it is that time of year, this month I’m going to look at some of the less-than-flattering ways of moving plus-size people. That said, it really is a case of ‘necessity being the mother of invention’.



            Even when a Fire Service has the forethought to equip themselves properly, as Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has with their purchase of a …

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Obesity in the US: State by State

2 November, 2016

Obesity in the US: State by State


By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (November 2016)

With the US presidential election in the news so much at the moment due to all the negative publicity around Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, I thought that for this month’s blog, I’d look at the state of each of the States in regards to obesity. Do all the states have the same rate of obesity or does it vary from one to another? If so, is it random or in clusters? So, let’s look at this in a bit more detail.

It is well known that there is a serious obesity problem in America. The US constantly comes near the to…

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Bariquins & Our Very First Exhibition: The Outcome

5 October, 2016


Bariquins & Our Very First Exhibition: The Outcome


By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (October 2016)

Well we did it. And we didn’t just survive, we made a great impact. A BIG thank you goes to my team, Carolyn, Leah and Michael, for their great work at the Emergency Services Show. This was held on 21st & 22nd September at the National Exhibition Centre (or NEC) Birmingham, England. I mustn’t forget Barry and Benny either. They were the centre of a lot of peoples’ attention.


Although we were a first time exhibitor, you’d be hard pressed to tell us apart from the veterans as I think we …

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