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.
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.
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 cats, Elton and Jasper, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rotelle joined the team in July 2020 after spending all her working career in a manufacturing company, working on signage & graphic design. Rotelle is extremely customer-focused, having earned the title of “Customer Care Champion” from previous clients in 2018. Rotelle loves gaining this same relationship and connection with her customers in the medical trade now and is passionate for every day in the sales team at Valley Northern – call her for a connection chat on our mainline number! A love of travel runs in Rotelle's blood and she enjoys a second home in South America. Rotelle's aim is to see as much of Europe as she can by the age of 30!
After being made redundant from a large high street retailer , Debbie joined the Valley Northern team in December 2020. Debbie is a proud mother of three sons who have provided her with 4 beautiful, bright, charismatic grandchildren whom she adores. A passion for anything French has Debbie visiting as many fine dining restaurants as possible. When her partner is watching his beloved football team Debbie can be found in her craft shed creating bespoke items for friends and family. Debbie is also a lover of biographies, period dramas and travelling wherever possible with family and friends.
After spending seven years in Sales and Executive Admin for a National Medical Supplier, Stephanie is thrilled to return to her first-love: Finance and Management Accounting! Having joined Valley Northern in October 2020, after a short period of retraining for a Finance role, Stephanie loves the positive and enthusiastic culture here at Valley Northern, the kindness and respect shown by all colleagues and directors at every level; to each other and whoever they deal with. Stephanie spends her spare time painting, reading, occasionally putting on a pair of trainers for a run, as well as visiting National Trust and other heritage properties and gardens with a companion or two.
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.
Jonathan has joined the operations team, helping out with getting your goods to you on time and in full. Outside of work Jonathan likes nature & walks, he takes a pride in his garden and loves unusual plants. Different cultures of different countries facinate Jonathan and he likes travelling to experience these cultures. Family plays a big part for Jonathan and he likes cooking up different cusines for family meals along with a good spiced rum & ginger!
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!
Before joining the Valley Northern team, Helen worked in Health & Safety and Compliance for a many years. She loves the family values and ethos of the Valley Northern team which allows her to use her customer focused skills. When Helen isn’t working, she enjoys travel and the Theatre attending West End shows. She’s been known to burst into song herself at the drop of a hat!
Holly joined Valley Northern in 2021 having previously worked in the timber industry. Holly loves art, photography and design so being creative at work too is really enjoyable. Joining the Valley Northern team has been an exciting move and she appreciates being part of such a friendly team who really do care about customers. When not working, you’ll find Holly baking, enjoying the outdoors, and having fun with her little nephew!
Before joining the Valley Northern team, Eva worked for a medical technology company. With a background in IT and a particular interest in Business Intelligence, she is currently studying a Diploma in Business Analysis. In her free time you’ll find Eva with her family hiking on hills. She enjoys visiting art galleries and reading factual literature. She’s also a winter sports enthusiast and a natural born explorer – would love to go traveling around the world.
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.
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.