Antony James

Co-Founder & Managing Director

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As co-founder of Sterling, Antony sets the long term vision of the company and manages strategic planning. With a wealth of experience, Antony is also at the centre of product development, ensuring Sterling is at the forefront of the industry. 

Andy Carter

Operations Manager

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Andy is responsible for all aspects of operational delivery within Sterling, and maintains a passionate drive to improve safety, quality and productivity. With many years of experience in large manufacturing organisations, he brings the methods and expertise to Sterling to ensure we thrive as a world-class manufacturing facility for many years to come.

Jarl James

Sales & Marketing Director

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Jarl manages the sales team, monitoring sales levels and production capacity, whilst coaching team members to increase capabilities and team performance. As well as sales, Jarl manages key accounts, helping to maintain relationships and develop new openings. He is also responsible for marketing activities, including strategic planning and implementation. 

Gary Cox

Financial Controller

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Gary doesn’t just use his wealth of financial expertise to number crunch, but he also works closely with the senior management team to make sure that Sterling maintains profitability and target growth.

Grant Owen

Area Sales Manager

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Grant meets clients to discuss requirements and specifications, helping them choose the right product for their needs. He also liaises with truck dealers, ensuring chassis requirements are correct and clients are fully satisfied with their product.

Peter Watt

Production Manager

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Overseeing the factory production, Peter ensures efficiency, quality workmanship and support for engineers. He also coordinates builds according to experience and technical specifications.

Kelvin Carruth

Area Sales Manager

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As a first point of contact for our clients, Kelvin helps them choose the right product for their needs. He also liaises with truck dealers, ensuring chassis requirements are correct and clients are fully satisfied with their product.

Terry Carruth

Purchasing Manager

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Terry keeps our production rolling by ordering quality products and components – crucial to making sure our trucks are built on time. As well as that, Terry’s responsible for finding new suppliers which meet our needs and those of our customers.

Chanel Jackson

Planning Manager

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As Planning Manager, Chanel schedules production and ensures the smooth handover of jobs to the production team. Communication is a vital part of her role, liaising with customers, the purchasing team and the production team to guarantee needs and requirements are understood and fulfilled.

Rory James

IT & Systems Director

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Rory plays a pivotal role in building and maintaining the wide range of systems used throughout the business. His structured approach to the business processes is based on sound principles combined with a zeal and determination to leave nothing to chance.

David Carruth

Parts & Servicing Manager

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David makes sure all your aftersale needs and requirements are taken care of, ensuring consistent quality of service throughout.  Arranging back up for breakdowns, David makes sure there is minimum down-time.

Phil Hunwick

Technical Support Manager

Phil provides support and training to increase the technical skills of front line managers at Sterling. His role is pivotal in ensuring we never settle until we’ve built the best. Phil also gives technical support, focusing on warranty claims and working with our customers to ensure minimum down-time.

Lois Johnston

Finance Manager

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Managing accounts on a day to day basis, Lois is crucial to keeping our finances in check, organised and running smoothly. She also works closely with the purchasing, operations and sales team to ensure customers and suppliers experience a first class service.

Magnus Evershed

Finance & Operations Executive

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After spending a year as Business Apprentice in various parts of the business developing his product knowledge and skill-set, Magnus is training to further his career in Finance under the guidence of our Finance and HR Manager Gary Cox. His methodical and detailed approach is a huge asset to the team.

Paul Mclean

Design Engineer

Paul has many years of experience as a Design Engineer in the transport industry and plays a key role in developing the Hymix range of Concrete Mixers. This includes testing designs using FEA CAD Software through to producing drawings for manufacturing and jigs for assembling components.

David Spence

Design Engineer

David is responsible for engineering 3D design and drawings for Sterling, within the technical team. He plays a crucial role in developing new products and standards by liaising with drivers and operators. David also ensures all work is compliant with relevant legislation.

Ken Blythman

Factory Supervisor

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Ken manages a great team in our Fabrication department, and brings many years of experience in manufacturing to the organisation. He is a champion of lean methodology and combined with his leadership skills makes an invaluable contribution to the company.

Scott Wanless

Quality Manager

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We pride ourselves in the quality of our Sterling trucks,  Scott ensures every Sterling truck meets The Higher Standard. He follows stringent processes and coordinates the effort to stamp out any non-compliance.

Warwick James

Operations Apprentice

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Warwick joined the team after leaving school in 2020 during the height of the COVID Pandemic and has got stuck straight in learning the trade and getting his hands dirty. His engineering aptitude and understanding will prove invaluable as he develops his role in Sterling.