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.
Nick joined Valley Northern in 2009 after working in a variety of job sectors including Logistics and Defence. Nick has grown to love the honest and pleasant atmosphere here, valuing our ethos and culture. In his spare time Nick can be found on the open road riding his beloved Harley Sportster. If the weather doesn’t agree, he will be at home spending time with his wife, children and dogs, and Nick is never too far from a glass of wine and his guitar.
Helen joined Valley Northern in 2016 after spending eleven years working for the prison service. Helen's role involves promoting Valley Northern across various channels, including building up a social media following on Facebook and Twitter. Helen loves to travel, with New York and Cambodia being her favourite destinations so far. In her free time, she enjoys going to live music gigs and travelling up and down the country visiting friends. She's also a self confessed box set binger!
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 husband and dog, and also spending time socialising with friends and family. She also enjoys visiting different parts of the country in their caravan.
After joining Valley Northern in 2014, Darren is growing in his role to deal with new business opportunities. Being very ambitious and keen to develop new ideas and opportunities, he enjoys taking ownership of new business challenges. Outside of the working environment, Darren enjoys music, playing football and travelling, having already visited Australia, Sweden and France.
Sylwia has been part of the Valley Northern team since 2007, staying busy keeping various client accounts up to date. She enjoys the peaceful atmosphere at the company and has found the team around her have become more like family. Sylwia thoroughly enjoys experiencing other cultures, and has visited Iceland, Japan and Africa, among other countries.
Jemima joined the team in 2018 straight from school. She works in the credit control department and also assists with various other accounts roles. Jemima loves speaking to customers on the phone, and is enjoying the opportunity to build a rapport with them, but the best part of her role is the friendly atmosphere and team spirit of those she works with. In her free time, Jemima likes to listen to music, socialise and plan all the travelling she hopes to do one day!
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.
Gemma works in the customer service team at Valley Northern and finds the variety of her job the most exciting. She enjoys being challenged by a wide range of customer requests, and working to find a resolution, as well as the novelty of speaking to different people every day. In her free time Gemma enjoys exploring new places and has a trip to Spain at the top of her bucket list.
Shanea joined the Customer Service team in August 2018 after completing her studies at school and achieving very good results. Within the customer service role, Shanea especially enjoys being able to get a positive rapport with customers so that everyone can move forward together. Outside of work Shanea enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes listening to music and keeping a watchful eye on the football results.
Having spent most of his career in the construction industry, Steve joined Valley Northern in 2009, as a sales executive. Over time, he has developed his role to cover health and safety and maintenance for the team. At home, Steve enjoys reading in the peace and quiet when his twelve grandchildren aren't causing mischief.
Sarah joined the Valley Northern sales team in 2017 after spending time living in Canada working for the Royal Bank of Canada. Over her career, Sarah has gained experience working in sales, customer service, education and accounts. Sarah loves being part of the vibrant team, and enjoys building relationships with customers helping them with their packaging requirements. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys keeping active playing sports, and also enjoys travelling and meeting up with friends.
David joined the sales team at Valley Northern in 2018. Prior to joining David gained experiences in face to face sales selling art and craft materials to high street stores and schools. David’s role involves contacting customers daily and processing their order requirements. He loves being able to interact with customers and build rapport. Outside of work David enjoys walking and going on days out with his wife, family and friends, and also spends time helping out various charities.
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.
Nigel has been heavily involved in helping the team develop their warehousing systems and capabilities. He likes the open company culture at the organisation and finds the open lines of communication between teams and departments key to their ongoing success. In his free time, Nigel enjoys fishing all over the country, weather permitting with the British summer.
Mateusz is a vital part of the warehousing team. He enjoys his job because of the group of people around him and finds everyones 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.
Before joining the Valley Northern warehouse despatch team in 2018, Shannon had gained experiences working in another warehouse environment and also at a pub. Shannon enjoys the pleasant atmosphere to work in and the fact that everyone is so welcoming each day. Outside of work Shannon enjoys spending time with her friends, family and boyfriend. She also enjoys visiting new places and going horse riding.
Jack joined the warehouse despatch team in 2018 after finishing college. Jack enjoys the challenge of a fast paced environment where he can be hands on, so feels the despatch role suits him perfectly. Outside of work Jack enjoys riding his motorbike and going to different places with friends. His dream bike would be a BMW S1000 RR.
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.