The driving force behind the business, our MD and co-founder has a wealth of sector knowledge. He is massively client and performance focused, and knows it’s a marathon not a sprint (coincidentally he ran London a few years ago, so knows a thing or two about maintaining performance). Man Utd mad, he has attended nearly every European away game over the last 10 years, but we think it’s just an excuse for a holiday.
He wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate about everything he does (except making anyone a drink).
Sharon is a co-founder of the business and Sales Director. Sharon’s wealth of knowledge and opportunistic flair has been a fundamental driver in the company’s success. Identifying valuable emerging markets, usually overseas in a hot climate and by the sea are her speciality.
Horse riding at dawn on the beach is her favourite pastime.
Daniel is the youngest member of Sterling who started as an apprentice with us. With a fresh and young approach, he has some great ideas to contribute to the installs department. Growing in confidence and muscle, Dan has a bright future with Sterling and his protein shakes.
He thinks he is Schumacher in his car, but don’t worry, his little black box keeps him on the level.
Our office glamour puss also sometimes known as Calamity Jane, as she is usually in the middle of some kind of drama. She is well known for her driving skills and has a real pride and passion to see the business succeed to its full potential.
An outdoors girl at heart you’ll usually find Scherelle pitching up a tent and stoking her fire with a glass of wine somewhere nearby.
A pocket rocket with bags of energy, Bidders likes to rule the roost. Don’t ask her who killed the sale unless you're prepared to sit on the phone for the next 2 hours.
Responsible for training the Sterling team our high standards comes from her many years of experience in the training industry.
Darren has been threatening to join the team for only 5 years, his fierce loyalty to the Company and his role will enhance the quality of the team massively over coming months.
Already a granddad yet only looks old enough to smoke, Daz supports the team and his clients to such an extent he once worked 28 hours in one day.
Our FD Wizard that keeps us ticking. He is hugely experienced within the world of finance on many levels over many years.
Mark is a typical FD that looks after his pennies to such an extent that his car smokes more than him, and by the way puffs on his caramel vape, that’s a lot.
Smutty or badly executed jokes are his speciality! Maybe the world of finance can be a tad boring, but to be fair, he deals with the challenges to the business that require his Dumbledore touch to ensure the company continues in its quest towards the promised land.
Mr Universe himself fun, fit, handsome and hard as nails, he has it all and still chose to run The Amazon Office. That’s because he loves the transport industry and the thrill of the pressure.
He never stops smiling and looks after his customers with a great ethos. Providing a high quality, consistent service is his goal and anyone with his will power can only be an asset to this thriving part of the company.
Our very own Mrs. Doubtfire who loves to chit chat and make you a coffee. The mother hen to the office, often with a stern hand, has run the accounts department for more than 16 long years, so make sure you keep on the right side of her as your payments are in her hands.
She knows where everything is and where it's filed, we just wish she would let us know!
The newest member to the team, Bradley has settled in perfectly. A dark horse with a lot of skills to offer we are looking forward to seeing him develop his role within the business, progressing his career to it’s full potential.
This ex jockey may be little in stature but he’s big in brains and confidence, and he’s here with us now under starters orders.
John Cook is our whizz kid that keeps our Accounts Team ticking all the right boxes.
With a background in Transport and a wealth of knowledge of Accountancy, he strives to ensure the business successfully manages its short and long term financial goals.
A typical accountant always wanting more, proven by the fact he has 2 sets of Twins at home!
Shayne is Mr Google - ask him anything about life death and everything in between he’s your master of the knowledge of useless facts. Good job he’s in the warehouse where he entertains himself most of the day, in between looking after the welfare of our customers goods in a methodical and organised manner.
Reece is good at making some promises he just can’t keep (i.e. making a coffee) - like father like son. He makes us giggle through the night and always has plenty to say, whether useful or not. His dad is branded as the company Rottweiler, but Reece barks the orders to him on the night!
Reece has some issues: 1 of them being he is a Leeds United fan, and he still believes they will be back in the Premiership someday soon.
It seems that Reece changes his car more than his boxers.
The tallest member of the team, with the nickname 'Melman'. She is often sporting a bruise on her forehead from the top of the door frame, which obviously keeps her extremely alert to perform her duties in the accounts department. She is a whiz with figures and has an acute attention to detail, making her an important asset to the accounts team.
The queen of PODS and the little sister to the same day crew.
Organised and methodical, she has set a great structure to support the team. With her attention to detail and IT skills, Chloe is the girl for the job. Fun, bubbly and always greets you with a smile on her face.
Zina is our HR Guru and looks after all the staff and their employment within the business. With multi-industry experience, she tells us that transport is where she feels secure and she loves her job. That’s good, because her other love is Sheffield Wednesday and that evens up her ying and yang because every time she goes to watch them they lose.
So, if you need to speak to her then don’t do it on a Wednesday day!
Demobbed from the Army some years ago, Corporal Hardwick likes to have a smart, organised regiment.
Jan or “T͟Hē ogromny” (The Giant) is a Polish native, and brings a European influence into the business. He is one of our senior planners and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him.
His passion for his beloved football team Bayern Munich, whom he has supported since the age of 7, takes him all over Europe, and he often ties in a visit into one of our European partners along the way – we love a backload…!!
Jack is one of Sterling Services helpful, young and handsome Transport Planners.
Jack is a popular team member and can put a smile on anyone’s face.
He is a keen Man United Fan and gym enthusiast, where he like to go to keep in shape for the ladies. This brings us on to where you can also find Jack when he’s not working hard at Sterling or in the gym….Tinder!
He’s usually there on a mission swiping with some great stories to tell about his adventures; be sure to ask!
We are all just a bit concerned about stunting the growth of his right thumb.
Carmel or “Super Granny” is our most experienced member of the Same Day Team.
She knows more extra-curricular vocabulary than Gordon Ramsey, and has more ingredients in her drawer than he has in his kitchen. Ask her what’s on the menu today!
This pocket rocket could easily win any eating competition, and when it comes to the ability to provide customers with that special touch then look no further than Carmel! She turns the roads to gold with her talent in the department and provides the extra special touch to our services.
Our Project Co-Ordinator who keeps the Installations Office in good shape. Reporting, signing off projects and organising this busy department are on her shoulders, and she does it all with a friendly, great attitude. She keeps us entertained with her crazy soap opera life; a night out with Faz will definitely end up on the tiles and don’t try and out drink her - YOU WILL FAIL!!
Daniel 'Apple Bobber' Longstaff.
A real family man and proud daddy, who when he's not busy with his family he’s playing daddy to his same day team. Multi-store projects are his speciality, which has proved Danny to be a key asset to Sterling’s success.
Once in a blue moon Danny is allowed out, and you’ll find him either on the dance floor in one of his fancy dress creations or at Man United. The boy thinks he can drink, but alas he can’t and has proved to be a lightweight!
Our transport planner and country bumpkin, who loves his country pursuits, once asked to bring his rifle to work to shoot the squirrels nesting in the warehouse. With his plus fours and tweed jackets don’t be fooled; they hide a multitude of tattoos, and you are guaranteed to find half a dozen of lasts nights catch of pheasants strung up in his boot waiting to be plucked.
You’ve been warned, don’t get on the wrong side of him.
JP has been with the Sterling family for 20 years, and now works in the Amazon Planning Team. He has previously been a driver, so has that first hand knowledge of our services - an experience that is invaluable to our customers and team.
Don’t let him make you believe he is squeaky clean with his handsome good looks –he’s a maverick and very easily led down the wrong roads - especially by the MD.
Having learned his craft as a Sign & Display Fitter, Jason has worked through various roles and joined us recently as a Project Manager in the Installations Team.
Customer focused with diverse experience including shop fitting, installations, merchandising and auditing within the POS/POP retail industry, this organised communicator brings valuable additional knowledge to the team
He enjoys Championship football with his beloved Leeds Utd, and advises us that they will get promoted next year.. he also dreams a lot!
First things first with Phil..he must have upset someone in a past life to support Bradford City.
Despite his unusual taste in football teams, he’s not a bad bloke to work with on nights. He has a daft sense of humour, and his witty comebacks do make the whole night staff laugh!
Besides being a transport planner, he is also the designated coffee/tea maker for the night team (his wife clearly wears the trousers at home). So as you can imagine, he’s the domesticated one out of the lads.
Alex is a hardworking and key member of the Express Haulage team here at Sterling. She is also the most dog obsessed person we know. Her campaign to have an office dog (a black Labrador called Sterling!) is nothing short of relentless.
By 8am every day Alex is either talking about, or eating food! 80’s music is a must in the office too. Alex doesn’t let work get stressful but just in case it does, she has Harriet the stress pig to help out! She is great fun to be around and is a pleasure to work with.
John Tommo Thomson is the leader of Operations.
With a wealth of knowledge in the transport industry, gathered through blue chip companies over many years, Tommo has revamped our systems to ensure our development and growth continues.
He has unlimited energy, often cycling 40 miles each way to work in his Lycra and feasting on a foraged diet of kale, wheatgrass and seaweed. This ultra-healthy mean machine is our very own Duracell bunny.
Adam is a great person to work with. He is fun, hardworking and eager to help where he can. Adam is new to transportation planning, but he has taken to it like a duck to water.
Adam has a tendency to call people by completely different names, for example, he calls his girlfriend Bligh, which he has done for the last 11 years. We don’t actually think he knows her real name.
Even though Adam was brought up in Wakefield, he has been brought up to support Everton.
Sheridan is a new addition to the ever growing express haulage team. In the short time we have known him, we have found out that he loves going to the gym but his love of food is greater.
Sheridan has given himself the title of best eyebrows in Sterling. His perfectly threaded eyebrows are the first thing you see when you look over your computer screen, and he always gives you a cheeky eyebrow rise.
Director, although he prefers 'Headmaster of the Installations Division'.
Daniel “Jaeger Bomb” Yates: multi-talented and multi-faceted organiser of the fastest growing graphics, vinyl’s and POS fitting companies the world has ever seen!
Is it the fish and chips from his native East Coast that give him the strength to double his turnover every year, or is it the team he nurtures with his fatherly advice? Whatever it is, Danny is the Daddy, and although you can’t ever get a word in to the contrary, we all accept that he is always right. We've heard the stories of what happens if you disagree with this Mafia looking individual, so beware and just give him your business.