The outstanding skills of our team is one of our superpowers (another is our fulfilment system technology, SCOPe). Talented, enthusiastic and diligent, they’ll pull out all the stops for you, every time.
We have a core team that oversees every department within Granby: from 3PL, contract packing and promotional marketing to warehousing, distribution, digital, print and customer service. We recruit our own bank of workers through a careful selection, vetting and training process. They become skilled across all our brand partners. Every member of our team is encouraged to enrol in Granby Academy for continuing professional development and be the best they can be.
Stephen Bentley is the Chairman at Granby and works to support the board directors in delivering their strategic goals for the business. Before joining Granby 21 years ago, Stephen owned a management consultancy company that worked for a competitor of Granby. He additionally provided support services to Small-Medium Enterprise via the Department for Trade and Industry. Over his long period at Granby, Stephen has overseen the vast changes which have taken place here at every level and by purchasing Granby in 2000, he allowed us to develop further into new services and territory where we may not have previously fit in with the past owners, Omnicom. Stephen finds the most inspirational thing about work to be watching the people you work with develop, grow and become a formidable team and supporting clients who appreciate those efforts. Stephen is also a very lucky grandfather who enjoys open sea swimming and sailing.
Jo KimberManaging Director
Ever since becoming the Managing Director, Jo has led the business to further heights spearheading the entire operation and managing the strategic direction which we deliver. With over 21 years experience at Granby, she knows the complete ‘in’s and out’s’ of our industry and has been the driving force behind a majority of the developments we’ve made using her years of experience to identify how we can provide the ultimate customer experience. One of Jo’s favourite aspects of working at Granby is seeing the development of the team around her; it ensures she is able to pitch for new and exciting ideas because she knows her team can definitely make it happen. In her downtime, she is an avid dogwalker and Burnley supporter with a passion for gardening. Her favourite quote, being a female business owner, is: “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water” (Eleanor Roosevelt).
Andrew GregsonOperations Director
Andrew is the Operations Director at Granby and is tasked with managing the internal structure to comply with policies, values and vision. He has helped our clients by providing guidance and support across all areas and departments to ensure that all work is completed on time, in full and within budget. Andrew is also in charge of developing plans and structures to ensure Granby is as efficient as possible. He finds the most rewarding element of his job to be working as part of a great team and getting the job done. With over 20 years at Granby, Andrew has always believed in “making the impossible, possible”. In his free time, Andrew loves showing his support for Burnley F.C and is also an avid fan of Cheese and Gin (in no particular order!).
Caroline NoblettHead of Finance and Human Resources
As the Head of Finance and Human Resources, Caroline is in charge of overseeing the financial functions that happen at Granby and acts as support to several other departments around the business. Before starting at Granby, Caroline had experience dealing with accounting in the Motor Industry for many well known car brands and was also a financial manager in the construction industry. She has been well accredited for her ability in the finance sector receiving an award from the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts(CIMA) as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration. By making sure we have the right people working at Granby and that we have accurate management information, Caroline ensures that Granby is providing the best possible customer experience and is making the best possible decisions. She also loves spending time exploring the outdoors with her two children as well as dining out with friends and family.
Dave SaundersHead of Warehousing and Security
Dave has been with Granby for over 28 years beginning his journey as a temporary employee but has progressed further and further each year, resulting in him becoming a member of the Leadership team. Now his role entails ensuring the Warehouse department services all of our client’s needs, using efficient and seamless processes, whilst planning for the future. He also heavily supports the internal business needs and requirements across all departments ensuring Health & Safety protocols are in place and applied to keep all employees safe. His certifications include: Time & Work study qualification. Fire Marshall certification and the Nebosh NG3 Practical certification. Dave’s hobbies include playing and watching football, even helping the Granby football team win three back-to-back seasons of 5-a-side. A message which empowers Dave is that ‘he is here to make a difference’ which he does indeed.
Victoria PittmanHead of Client Services
As the Head of Client Services, Victoria is responsible for managing all existing client relationships as well as the Customer Services teams. With a Diploma from the institute of Leadership and Management, Victoria is well-versed in getting the best out of her team and providing the greatest service for our clients. Her responsibilities encapsulate the entire customer experience at Granby and ensuring that our clients are always happy with our services. Before joining Granby, she worked for a different technology led business in a client facing role. In her free time, Victoria loves heading down to North Norfolk to relax and explore. Her favourite quote, by Simon Sinek, is “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion”.
Paul DunleavyHead of IT
As Head of IT, Paul works on developing the best possible solutions for our business and is tasked with staying up to date on all the latest in the technology industry. He also inspires innovation across the business whilst managing his software development team. His role is to ensure that our services are the best they can be and that our services are as helpful as possible to all our clients and staff. With a BSc Degree in computing and over 25 years in experience in team management, Paul is an expert in managing his team to create bespoke solutions to any problems which could potentially arise. His love for tech doesn’t stop at work though. He is a self-professed home entertainment buff, enjoying watching movies and gaming in his downtime.
Kelsey HallAccount Manager
With prior experience liasing with clients as an Account Executive, Kelsey joined our team as an Account Manager; working with our clients to identify their requirements and how we can help. Alongside developing costing exercises, Kelsey works on nurturing client relationships and making their experience all the better by providing constant communications and updates on the status of their campaign. She develops costing opportunities for prospects whilst also helping to grow retained business. One of the most rewarding elements of her role is the excitement that comes with every new challenge and the thrill of always being busy. When she isn’t hard at work, supporting her clients, she loves catching up on celeb gossip reading magazines.
Elyse CatterallAccount Manager
Elyse is an Account Manager and is first point of contact for her clients and is tasked with obtaining all information for new opportunities from my client and cost and brief these into the team. With prior experience as an account manager, she has progressed through various roles in administrative duties. One of the most rewarding elements of her role is seeing the implementation of opportunities which she has benefitted. Her hobbies include exploring outside with her dog ‘Bonnie’ or participating in Gym classes such as spinning and body attack. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Kate DaviesAccount Executive
Before beginning her journey with Granby, Kate had just passed a ‘Business Admin and Marketing Apprenticeship’. Starting out as a Customer Service Advisor, Kate moved on to become an account executive, preferring the excitement that comes with the day-to-day interactions with clients whilst also picking up the technical know-how from actively delivering client requests. One of the most rewarding elements of her role is seeing the physical impact of her role; when she sees the products that Granby has helped pack and despatch in stores and online. In her free time, she is an excellent horse-rider having learned how to ride from just 4 years old and has entered numerous regional competitions. She also has two dogs who she loves to take on fun walks in the countryside.
Lyndsay AldersonAccount Executive
As an Account Executive, Lyndsay is tasked with managing client requests and queries; pulling together cost estimates, reports and anything else they need. With prior experience as a supply administrator, Lyndsay is familiar with managing inventory and stock using her skills to provide communications with her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys baking cakes with her three children who love taste testing for her!