They learned from one another and by the time they decided to go their separate ways, Kimber was aware they were both more than capable of making their own mark.
And so it has proved, Kimber's recent commercial for 'We Buy Any House' is the latest demonstration of his skills, and you can tell he had a lot of fun with the script's doomsday scenario.
Speaking to him, you can tell how pleased he is to be working with Fat Lemon and from what Jane Bolton says about him, it's mutual: "We are thrilled to welcome Barry to Fat Lemon. What a nice guy. A real creative talent, who has a brilliant blend of truly funny. great storytelling and a distinctive look. Impressive. We look forward to really having fun with Barry and of course making great work"
Fat Lemon's head of new business, Rudy Downey worked with Kimber when he was half of Albert and she says: "I'm thrilled to have Barry back in my everyday work life, he's one of my favourites of the people I've come across in the (*clears throat) fifteen years I've been doing this job.
"I enjoyed showing his work to agencies - it always got a good laugh."
For more, give Jane or Rudy a call on 020 3375 5800 or via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.