Our Team

Jon Ward – Managing Director

Before Jon Joined ATL in April 2018, he previously worked as Managing Director for two major automotive companies, including one of ATL’s customers – Mitas Tyres. During his Jon_Ward_cropped_newtime at Mitas, Jon was able to double turnover in three years, whilst increasing profit and encouraging a cohesive team culture. He also has extensive sales experience throughout his career, including assembling his own high performing sales team.

As Managing Director at ATL, Jon’s focus is strategic in taking ATL in a more commercial direction and growing the business to take it to the next level. His ultimate aim is to achieve £50m turnover within five years. Jon is very active in his spare time and is kept busy with Caterham Seven Motorsport racing, cycling, open water swimming and rock climbing.

Andy Partington – Head of HR & EHS

Andy spent 25 years in the Royal Air Force working in HR & training – including leadership and management – and was deployed to areas such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Andy_Partington_cropped_newthe Falkland Islands. Whilst he was in the military, Andy completed his CIPD accreditation and went on to work in HR and Learning & Development in the professional services, construction and logistics sectors.

Andy started at ATL in May 2017 with a mission to develop a HR strategy to support key corporate objectives, as part of heading up HR, EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) and Learning & Development. In his spare time, Andy has a passion for rugby, especially watching the Leicester Tigers and the Welsh Rugby Union.

Ricardo Sarsfield – Operations Director

From the age of 15-years-old, Ricardo started his own business making and selling silver gemstone jewellery to the trade and opened up two shops in Nottingham. Unfortunately the recession hit and Ricardo decided to go back to sixth form and got an IT qualification. Ricardo_Sarsfield_cropped_newHe began working in warehouses in the e-commerce and sales teams and worked his way up to a Supervisor then on to become Warehouse manager.

In 2014, he was headhunted by a former colleague and joined ATL initially as a Commercial Manager. Due to his background in a warehouse environment, he naturally moved to become Head of Warehousing with the aim of managing staff and putting teams in place.

Now following the success of this role, Ricardo has taken the place of Operations Director, overseeing both the Warehouse and the distribution sides of ATL, providing a more strategic overview of the entire operation.

Matt Ash – Finance Director

After starting as an AAT account apprentice, Matt worked his way up to become Matt_Ash_for bio_newa Management Accountant for an air freight transport company and then a fish & chip shop chain. He started his CIMA qualification and moved to ATL in 2015 as a Management Accountant, where he finished his qualification.

Matt was given an opportunity to head up the finance department and has helped grow and develop the team ever since. As Financial Controller, Matt’s overall responsibility was for overseeing and maintaining financial records and the cash flow of the company. Following that success, Matt is now our Finance Director overseeing the financial for the entire company in addition to managing the Accounts, Payroll and Procurement team. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Joel Thompson – IT & Systems Development Director

Joel_cropped_newWhilst Joel was completing his IT degree at Derby University, he had the opportunity to work at ATL on a placement during his third year in 2011. He really enjoyed his experience and decided to stay at ATL and complete his degree around work in the evenings.

Joel now heads up the IT team with the aim to continually improve the IT infrastructure and maintain and support the software and hardware. The team identify potential issues before they arise and make sure back-ups are in place. Besides fixing IT issues, Joel looks into how we can utilise software to move the business forward. In his spare time, Joel enjoys keeping up to date with technology and watching motor sport.

Tim Hardy- Head of Warehousing

Tim began his working life in 2003 at Yusen Logistitim 1cs and quickly rose to a managerial role as a team leader, responsible for a small team handling inbound freight to deliver to the assembly line. During this time and his experience dealing with crisis situations that threatened to halt production, he progressed to a Shift Manager. These challenging situations helped him to gain valuable experience and nurture his skills as a manager until December 2018 when he decided o move to ATL. Tim decided ATL would bring him new challenges and continue his improvement within the field and grow the warehouse side of ATL along with his team.