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We Care. For us it’s about People not Profits.

We invest in our team, their training and wellbeing.
The needs of our people and our clients’ always come first.

Meet our team

At Whitestar we put people before profits. We are the good guys of the data and electrical industry. The team here at Whitestar are the lifeblood of our company. We have a large team with all levels from engineers to apprentices out supporting our clients every day. The people you will see here are the senior management team, responsible for ensuring the job gets done.

Managing Director

John English

John is the founder of Whitestar and focuses on strategic planning with an emphasis on sales growth and new technologies.

Best bit of the job: John enjoys going to work everyday 😊 but the best bits are watching team members grow, from apprentice to qualified, from qualified to management.

Special skills: Listening and never losing his cool…

Favourite TV programme: John likes Dexter, Luther and a classic bit of Only Fools & Horses

Dream holiday location: Any island off the coast of Nicaragua

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? I’d by my parents their dream home

Operations Director

Steve Bannell

Steve directs all the operations of the company to ensure that all departments work together efficiently and that client projects are delivered on-time and on-budget.

Best bit of the job: Steve enjoys the satisfaction of a job well done. He loves supporting other team members to understand and achieve their full potential and sharing his electrical knowledge with everyone from engineers to apprentices.

Special skills: Project/Construction Management and a great sense of humour.

Favourite TV programme: Steve loves a bit of Sci-Fi (Star Trek is a particular favourite) and a classic comedy such as Only Fools and Horses.

Dream holiday location: Remote Caribbean island

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? Buy my wife her own house, Joking. Buy our dream home together in the Lake District

Operations Manager

Nick Collins

Nick manages the company operations on a day-to-day basis, liaising with clients and ensuring projects exceed our client’s expectations.

Best bit of the job: Nick enjoys building strong relationships with clients who know they can trust him and Whitestar to deliver.

Special skills: Resilience and adaptability

Favourite TV programme: Nick loves the Police Interceptors

Dream holiday location: Whitsunday Islands, Australia

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Seasonal Executive Box @ Liverpool FC

Project Manager

Ashley Bennett

Ashley manages Whitestar projects, everything from ordering materials and liaising with clients, to ensuring Health & Safety requirements are met and organising secure access.

Best bit of the job: Ashley enjoys dealing with clients and engineers on a daily basis.

Special skills: Listening to people to understand their exact requirements.

Favourite TV programme: Ashley is a fan of Midsomer Murders

Dream holiday location: Barbados

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Office Manager

Sarah Cooper

Sarah is responsible for the day to day running of the Whitestar office and is the go-to person for any issues the Operations or Admin team have.

Best bit of the job: Sarah likes the variety; every day is different.

Special skills: Good communication skills, excellent organisational skills and copes well under pressure.

Favourite TV programme: Sarah has some diverse tastes; Breaking Bad and Love Island!

Dream holiday location: Sarah has a list; Machu Picchu, Peru, Canadian Rockies, Banff, Vietnam and Alaska.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
I would buy a beautiful house for me and my children in the middle of nowhere, yet close enough to amenities.

Accounts Administrator

Amy Barber

Amy supports the Operations and Finance teams to ensure that all administration is dealt with efficiently and things run smoothly.

Best bit of the job: Amy loves working with the Whitestar team in a forward-thinking and supportive company.

Special skills: Multitasking, organisation and learning new things

Favourite TV programme: Amy loves a range of shows including Goggle Box, Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Royle Family and Line of Duty

Dream holiday location: The Maldives (she’s not the only one)

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
My dream car (an Audi) and design and build my own house in middle of nowhere.

The power of doing it right

You’ve found the right place if your business is in a safety-first sector such as education, healthcare, police, transport or pharmaceutical and you need reliable, compliant electrical solutions. Let’s work together to make your space future-fit.