Sarah is in charge of our Weston Space Program, a key role that’s a mix of sales and good, old-fashioned customer service. She has always worked in customer service and could barely contain(er) herself when she landed this job. Oh, and there’s not a lot Sarah doesn’t now know about containers! Off-duty, she enjoys socialising and watching football.
What’s the best bit? ‘It’s really varied work and I enjoy helping people find the extra storage they need.’
Unexpected fact: Sarah has gambled in Vegas and has a weakness for VW Beetles.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘To sing in tune — and win the Lottery!’
Ben shares the mission control role at Avonmouth with John Smith. He joined us from Bristol Airport where he was — most appropriately! — a flight dispatcher. Ben loves meeting new Space Program clients and away from the flight deck enjoys photography and going on holiday.
What’s the best bit? ‘It really is meeting new clients!’
Unexpected fact: Ben’s a bit of a diet expert because he loves biscuits, cakes, sweets, and chocolate.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘Right now, another holiday!’
John works alongside Ben Hollier to help deliver a first-class service at Space Program Avonmouth. Before he joined us, he was a driver for a community transport scheme. We’re delighted he is using his fantastic people skills to benefit our Space Program customers. Outside work, he’s a bit of a sports nut and a loyal Bristol Rovers fan.
What’s the best bit? ‘Helping all our customers.’
Unexpected fact: John has cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘Bristol Rovers to reach the Premier League.’
Neil is our man in Tewksbury, in charge of selling, delivering, and managing our Space Program services there. He spent 30-plus years in agricultural account management and our customers reap the rewards of that vast experience. Mountain biking is his out-of-hours passion — along with holidays.
What’s the best bit? ‘I enjoy delivering a great service and making our customers happy.’
Unexpected fact: Neil has completed the Three National Peaks 24-hour challenge — three times!
And if you had a magic wand? ‘Definitely to win the Lottery!’
Julian draws on a successful career in sales and business management to — as he puts it — spread the Space Program gospel wherever he goes. His main goal is ensuring we all deliver a level of service that’s out of this world. And his reward to himself at the end of the day? The odd glass of red wine and a cigar. Julian is bilingual, speaking Welsh as well as English.
What’s the best bit? ‘Working with the Space Program team — yes, every single one of them!’
Unexpected fact: Julian has watched rugby played on every continent except Antarctica. (He also claims to have once finished a ‘yard of ale’ in 17 seconds…)
And if you had a magic wand? ‘A public flotation of the bank of mum and dad!’
Sharon is our numbers whizz and in charge of all aspects of running the Space Program accounts. That includes everything from banking to journals and Sharon’s favourite — credit control. She joined us with a solid accounting track record plus experience as a PA to several directors. Out of hours, you’ll find Sharon with her nose in a good book or travelling somewhere new.
What’s the best bit? ‘Learning about the business and rising to new challenges.’
Unexpected fact: Sharon is originally from Africa, having lived in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia. And she’s taken a hot air balloon ride over Victoria Falls.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘Seeing my sons achieve their dreams.’
Simon is officially in charge of making sure our IT systems work as they should and supporting all our teams. But he’s also one of the longest serving team members and the self-proclaimed fount of all Space Program knowledge. That means there’s not much he doesn’t know about keeping our customers happy. Cheering on West Bromwich Albion features high outside work, as does spending time with his three young children.
What’s the best bit? ‘The variety — every day at the Space Program is different, but always with the same end goal in sight.’
Unexpected fact: Simon came second in a melon eating and throwing contest in Hamburg.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘I’d be manager of the England football team.’
Pete’s Space Program role covers just about everything. Sales support and project management, health and safety and customer service — they’re all in a day’s work. He joined us with years of customer care experience in managing holiday parks and is passionate about five-star service. Off-duty, Pete is very much a family man, and enjoys DIY.
What’s the best bit? ‘All the challenges — especially launching new Space Program centres.’
Unexpected fact: Pete is a self-confessed, full-on petrol head.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘I’d have Fridays off!’
Hazel leads the Space Program business support team and loves sharing her passion for all things container. She was a research scientist in a previous life and has a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry. This no doubt explains why she’s so good at doing the detail as well as all the big picture stuff. Away from work, Hazel is happiest discovering new places and exploring fresh ideas.
What’s the best bit? ‘All the fabulous people I get to meet and work with who help grow and develop the business.’
Unexpected fact: Hazel once played hockey in a team that came top in their league without conceding a single goal.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘Health and happiness for me, my family and friends.’
Tim was a supertanker pilot before he discovered that ocean-going containers work equally well on dry land. He’s piloted some of the world’s largest ships up and down the river Humber and is now the steady hand that leads the Space Program in the right direction. Not altogether surprisingly, Tim’s passion when he’s not at his desk is racing sailing yachts.
What’s the best bit? ‘Seeing the Space Program grow and our brilliant team develop.’
Unexpected fact: Tim left his home on the Wirral to go to sea aged just 17.
And if you had a magic wand? ‘Everton to win the Quadruple, with Seamus Coleman winning the Ballon d’Or.’