Barry had planned in advance for the day when he would no longer be around to drive what has become a very successful tourist attraction, working studio pottery and conservation project.
The Company Driving Creek Railway Ltd was established by Barry in May 2003 and he charged a Board of Directors with the responsibility to manage the assets and operations of Driving Creek.
In March 2009 he established the Driving Creek Railway, Arts and Conservation Trust to oversee the running of Driving Creek’s many facets. Today the seven Trustees, comprising a potter, conservationists, Barry’s brother an engineer, a doctor, a railway tourist operator and a lawyer are responsible for ensuring that the Mission Statement and Objectives of the Trust are achieved.
In September 2016 the operating company Driving Creek Railway Ltd became a registered Charity.
Upon Barry’s death in 2016 the Trustees met and established a Strategic Plan to provide direction for the future development of Driving Creek that aligned with Barry’s vision and final wishes for Driving Creek.