Oliver built his committal to the healthcare and pharmacy supply business through seeing his fathers business grow throughout the 1970s. Oliver moved to Stafford in 1993 where he later set up Valley Northern, which became a Limited company in 2014. Oliver is grateful for the positive and ambitious team at Valley Northern and enjoys seeing the energy the team bring to the office every day. In his spare time, Oliver enjoys listening to music, travelling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Dale progressed through the ranks at the company and was appointed sales director in 2015 with his passion and enthusiasm for success shining through. Dale enjoys motivating the team and helping them achieve sales results. He is a great believer in continuous improvement, constantly reviewing process and ensuring customers get a hassle free experience. Away from work, Dale enjoys spending time with family and friends and puts a lot of energy into helping other organisations and charities.
Adrian began his career in the warehousing team at Valley Northern. His role advanced into marketing and product development and he was appointed marketing director in 2015. He enjoys doing things that make a difference to the customers, and ultimately patients lives, and likes seeing products he has worked on developing being sold in the marketplace. Away from work, Adrian enjoys spending time outdoors and loves travelling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.
Steve joined the team in 2019, having worked in purchasing for over 30 years prior. Although fairly new to the team, he is looking forward to maximising the potential of his new role, helping the business grow and seeing positive results. He’s enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere he’s experienced here from day one. In his spare time Steve keeps busy with his 3 children. When he can steal some time away, he likes to read and also has an avid interest in landscape photography.
Flora joined Valley Northern in 2019 having previously worked for an events furniture/equipment hire company, working her way up to Office Manager. She loves the variety of tasks that her current role involves and feels very satisfied when they are completed. She also likes the organisation and systems used by her team. In her spare time, Flora enjoys going for long walks with her dog and exercising, along with also spending time socialising with friends and family.
Joining the company in 2014 as a Sales Executive, Darren quickly took to helping clients and growing the company. Soon, he took on the role of Contracts Specialist, to further grow the company, and we have since won numerous contracts. Outside of the working environment, Darren enjoys music, playing sport, and traveling to meet new people, having visited Australia, Argentina, Sweden and France so far.
Ann-Marie joined Valley Northern in 2008, and her favourite thing about working here is the customers. She appreciates working for a family run business, especially getting to know all the team members who are always very supportive. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her caravan in Wales where she gets to pursue her other hobbies of walking and bird watching. Ann-Marie also enjoys dining out with her partner and socialising with friends and family.
Retired Police Officer Maria enjoyed a rather varied career, including banking and the hospitality service, before joining us in 2020. Now working in the Accounts Team at Valley Northern, Maria is particularly taken by the family atmosphere, the honesty and integrity of the company. In her spare time Maria embarks on endless walks with her adorable Labrador, Buddy - and, very occasionally, they even let her husband join them! Maria is a very proud Grandmother to three beautiful girls.
Nigel has been heavily involved in helping the team develop their warehousing systems and capabilities. He likes the open company culture at Valley Northern and finds the opens lines of communication between teams and departments key to their ongoing success. In his free time Nigel enjoys visiting other countries to see the different cultures and their historic buildings.
Gill joined Valley Northern in 2018 after taking time out of her career to raise her family. She has an extensive background in sales and customer service, and loves dealing with the Valley Northern customers and resolving any queries they may have. Gill actively goes out of her way to ensure a hassle free experience for everyone she deals with. Outside of work, Gill enjoys spending time with her family and taking her 2 sons to sporting events, as well as going to the theatre and cinema.
Nikki joined Valley Northern in 2019 having previously spent 8 years working in the retail industry. Nikki enjoys being able to speak with different customers each day and build a rapport with them, and discussing various products and services that we offer. Outside of work Nikki enjoys going out with friends and watching her boyfriend play football.
Mateusz is a vital part of the team as he is the person who knows how things work! If you have a technical issue, Matt is your man. He enjoys his job because of the group of people around him and finds everyone's ability to get along a big asset to the company. In his spare time, Mateusz enjoys both watching and playing football, with Manchester United being his favourite team.
Karen joined the team temporarily in 2019 helping the warehouse as a bit of extra support. She has since then progressed and is able to assist on despatch as well as rework. When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her troop of animals which include 3 dogs, 1 cat and horse – oh, and her 2 children! What Karen loves about Valley Northern is that the atmosphere is positive, friendly and we’re one massive family.
Alice joined the Valley Northern Sales team in August having worked in retail, across Beauty and Fashion within various department stores, for over 10 years. Alice has a passion for building relationships with customers and adores the team environment at Valley Northern HQ. In her spare time, Alice enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves watching Thriller TV series/ films.
Ambitious Adrian joined the Valley Northern Warehouse team in January 2021. In his free time Adrian enjoys treating his body and mind to a variety of exercises and healthy meals - although he professes not to be the best cook! Adrian also likes to drive well made cars, read good books and travel to see people and beautiful places.
Lucy has worked at various places before joining the Valley Northern team, mainly in the telecoms and asbestos industries. Lucy enjoys travelling to see how people live in different parts of the world, sampling the cultures through food, sights and experiences - and the odd glass of wine! What she loves about working at Valley Northern is the family atmosphere and how friendly everyone is!
Early 2021 Lynda was made redundant after over 24 years’ service for a large High Street Retailer. Lynda's had lots of experience working in an Accounts environment having spent the last 17 years in her previous job working in the Finance Department. She has also worked for a Chartered Accountant and in a Payroll position. After such a long time at one Company, although she missed her role, it was her friends and colleagues she missed the most. The fear of starting over was quickly resolved when she joined Valley Northern. Since day one Lynda's found all her colleagues have been so kind, helpful and welcoming. The atmosphere is so positive and nothing is too much trouble - she finds it’s a pleasure coming to work. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on holidays, and sport. Her favourite destinations visited to-date are Christmas in New York, Sydney Australia and the Cayman Islands.
Clive has extensive background in internal sales and customer service and thrives in keeping clients happy. He has a passion for building excellent client rapport and making sure that relationships are longstanding. He loves the 'Hassle Free' experience Valley Northern offers to all our clients and the excellent culture within the company, which really motivates him. Always up for a good laugh with colleagues, he considers himself very approachable and easy to work with. Outside of work you will more than likely find him wielding a pair of bbq tongs, socialising with family and friends or playing his much valued electric piano!
Before joining the Valley Northern team, Dale worked at Argos as a Customer Service Advisor. During his 13 years he progressed within the company to become a Team Leader. Dale enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the cinema and reading – his favourite author is Stephan King.
Joe joined the busy Valley Northern warehouse team in 2022, packing and dispatching customers orders. In Joe's spare time he likes to meet up with friends and play xbox.
Daniel joined the Warehouse team in 2022, having worked in a warehouse environment for the majority of his working life. Daniel is a very dedicated and loyal team member, and someone who always enjoys learning new things and pushing himself to reach new limits. He is passionate about technology and spends a great deal of time tinkering around with his computer at home! He also enjoys playing pool with his friends.
Loren has a background in IT Support, SEO and Content Writing/Creation for E-Commerce sites, personal blogs and social media platforms. She joined the Valley Northern team in June 2022 within the Marketing Department. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places and trying new foods.
With a background in retail social media, Amber joined the Valley Northern team in July 2022 in the Purchasing Department. Amber loves spending time with her two children, taking them swimming, to the park and on dog walks. In her spare time you will often find her socialising with friends at the local karaoke or renovating her house.
Recently finishing her A Levels, Rozina joined the Valley Northern team in July 2022 as an Executive Assistant. What she loves most about working here is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Outside of work she enjoys photography, the great outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Dan S joined the Valley Northern team in October 2022 with a background of 20 years in warehousing. His greatest passion is supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers and attending matches to watch them play. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as going to gigs and watching films.
In November 2022 Chris joined the Valley Northern team after spending most of his working life with a single company. Putting his nerves at ease, he was made to feel so welcome by the Valley Northern team since day one! Chris loves to spend quality time with his friends and family and is also a keen football fan. He enjoys watching his local team (Stoke City) play and his son in the Sunday Leagues.
Matt is a new addition to our Sales team. He enjoys his job because of the group of people around him and finds everyone's ability to get along a big asset to the company. In his spare time, Matt enjoys both watching and playing football, with Manchester United being his favourite team.
Diana joined the Valley Northern team in January 2023 after working in education. She is delighted to be back in a sales role, as she has a fond history of working in this position. She has felt so welcomed by the warm and friendly team, who’s supportive and caring environment is something she is excited to be a part of. Outside of work, you’ll often find her camping and exploring with her boyfriend and dog, listening to rock music or exploring Asian cuisine and culture.
Harry swung into the marketing team in January 2017. Ever since, his new colleagues have become more like family, helping him feel less homesick. Harry loves the attention he’s getting from customers and can’t wait to get to know everyone soon! In his spare time, Harry loves to travel and has so far visited Paris, Portugal and Brussels.
The whole Valley Northern team were thrilled in early 2019 when Harry announced he had finally met the girl of his dreams in a hospital waiting room. Caring Chloe quickly became an integral part of our Marketing department, ape-ly assisting Harry by showing customers how much we care about them. When not hanging out with Harry, Chloe loves baking her famous banana bread, taking aerobics classes and cheering up all the customers and their children when she visits a hospital or a pharmacy! Between them, this dynamic duo are swinging Valley Northern to new heights every day.