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.
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.
Jemima joined the team in 2018 straight from school. She works in the Accounts department and deals with the accounts payable side, as well as accounts receivable. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shannon joined the Valley Northern warehouse despatch team in 2018. At the beginning of 2020 Shannon hung up her hi-vis to join the Sales team. Shannon enjoys the happy work environment here at Valley Northern and considers it a happy work place. Outside of work Shannon enjoys going hiking in different places and stargazing with her friends and partner. Shannon also has 2 pets – a cat called Elton and snake called Nake.
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.
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.
When James joined the Valley Northern warehouse team in August 2019 he immediately fell in love with the company and its values. James is a huge fan of fishing and, outside of work, he spends his spare time in nature - local AONB Cannock Chase is a place of peace for him. Being very family orientated, James never misses a Sunday roast at his grandparents' house.
Lee has spent most of his career in a warehousing/construction environment and joined the warehouse team in February 2020. In his spare time Lee and his family enjoy taking their 3 dogs to a local pool for them to have a swim - weather permitting, of course! On weekends Lee takes his sons on football away days and watches his youngest son play football. Lee has felt welcomed by the Valley Northern team and likes the fast-paced environment. Much to his wife's dismay, Lee has quite a penchant for designer clothing.
Marco joined Valley Northern in January 2020 and is enjoying his new journey and challenge, working in the warehouse. Marco likes to make things easier for the team and is always willing to lend a helping hand wherever he can. Outside of work Marco likes to listen to and make music. He also has a keen eye for photography. Marco likes to drive to visit new places and dreams of one day owning a motor home.
Caitlin joined the Valley Northern Marketing team in October 2019 with a passion for multi-channel content creation and artistic design. The friendly and fun family atmosphere here at Valley Northern was really obvious to Caitlin from her first interview and she feels as though she has been with us for years! Having sumitted Kilimanjaro in February 2018, in her spare time Caitlin enjoys hiking with her rather large and dramatic rescue hound, as well as practicing yoga and aerial arts.
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.