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Meet the Team
Here at Sandersteads Removals, we’re a family run business that is dedicated to offering you with a comprehensive and reliable removal service.
Look below to check out our team members who will be happy to help meet your needs.
Stuart Almandras Director
I’ve worked full time for Sanderstead for 40 years, joining the firm in 1981 as a porter. From here, I worked my way through the company, working first as a non HGV driver, before moving onto HGV trucks, export and specialist packaging and forklifts (reach and counterbalance). Throughout my time with the company, I’ve trained in all aspects of manual moving and I’m fully accredited with qualifications from CRE, OCRM, HCRM, ICRM which means I have an international CPC qualification.
As well as this, I’ve worked as the British Association of Removers’ Area Chairman for the south-east for many years. I’ve also worked as a board director for Britannia Movers International PLC and spent two years with BAR Services.
Away from work, I was married to Jules for 25 years and together we had three beautiful children before she sadly passed away in August 2015. I don’t have any grandchildren yet but the 1st is due to arrive in April 2024, whilst I did have 2 very demanding dogs I sadly lost Bentley in Sept 2023 & Cooper has now become Diabetic and is Blind so he brings a different kind of demand.
I have a passion for cars, motorbikes, fine timepieces and football (my team is Crystal Palace). I love most sports (other than cricket) including martial arts and like to spend my time with great food and drink with my friends.
Steve Almandras Director
Over the years I’ve gained a whole host of qualifications and accreditations in the industry, including being an International CPC Holder. I’m a UK & international move consultant, specialist officer & commercial move consultant and also have my HGV Class 1 license.
Since 1983 I’ve been married to Trish and together we have two children, three grandchildren and three dogs. Away from work I love travelling and have a home in the south of France. Trish and I also have a Motor Home which we often take around the UK and Europe along with our trusted dogs. As time ticks along I am not planning to retire just yet but I will be reducing my working week down to 3 days with 4 day weekends.
Trevor Woods Operations Manager
I work as the operations manager here at Sandersteads, overseeing all areas of the business.
Over the years I’ve also gained a whole host of qualifications and accreditations in the industry, including being an International CPC Holder and a HGV Class 2 driving licence.
I have two children with my wife Sharon, we also foster another child at the moment and have done for the past three years, we also have a dog called Riley.
I don’t get any spare time 🙁
Lyn Inkpen Payroll/accounts/HR
My role at Sandersteads is in payroll, accounts and HR. Prior to this, I worked for British Gas before becoming an army wife and moving to live in Germany. Upon returning, I joined the company and have been there ever since.
I’ve been married to my husband John for 42 years, and together we have two children and four grandchildren, not ignoring Buddy & Chase the dogs. In my spare time, I like read, crochet and generally enjoy all kinds of arts & crafts.
John Inkpen UK & International Move Consultant
A former military man, I am one off Sandersteads’ Move Consultants and whilst officially retired I am still working as I enjoy the job and it helps keep me active. I spent 12 years in the British army serving with the Royal Irish Rangers working my way up to the rank of full corporal.
I have been married to Lyn for 42 years and we have two children, four grandchildren and 2 dogs Buddy & Chase . My hobbies include reading and watching my favourite football team, Crystal Palace.
Mairead Almandras Quotations/Account Manager
I’ve spent my entire working life at Sandersteads, in fact, I’ve been involved in the business since I was in nappies!
Thirteen years ago I took on a full-time role starting in admin and then onto my current role. Now I currently coordinate the sales diary, quotes on overseas moves and manage specific accounts with kitchen and carpet companies for storage and deliveries. I have been an active member of the BAR Young Movers Group for the past 7 years and I am also a member of the Britannia Future Leaders Group.
I live with my dad and our Old Blind Diabetic dog Cooper who l love dearly and more so now having lost our other dog Bentley in Sept 2023. I spoil him as if he was my child, this however might change slightly as I am due to become an Aunty in April 2024.
I don’t have too many hobbies but do love socialising with my friends over dinner or drinks. I also enjoy shopping but that is probably an obsession more than a hobby!
Brenda Almandras Administrator
I work part time at Sandersteads as an administrator dealing with general admin, accounts, post and kitchen duties – I make the tea!
Despite being in my 86th year and officially retired now, everyone needs a purpose to get up and annoy the rest of the office staff – I can’t stay away!
Alan Armstrong UK & International Move Consultant
I’ve been part of the Sandersteads team since 2004, working in sales, a role I love as it allows me to meet new people. I work as a UK & international move consultant, a specialist in UK, international and commercial moves, an HGV 7.5-ton driver and an international CPC holder.
Since 2011 I’ve been married to Kate and we have three children together. Away from work I enjoy staying active and cycle, run and ride motorbikes for fun.
Vicky Book keeper
I work as the Bookkeeper here at Sandersteads since March 2021. Prior to this, I worked as a freelance Accounts Manager for various Construction companies.
I’ve been married to my husband Paul for nearly 35 years, and together we have two children and one Granddaughter. In my spare time, I like to go on long walks with our Dog Bertie.
Peter Weltenius Nordic Manager
Recruited in May 2023 as Nordic Manager @ Britannia Sandersteads for his extensive knowledge of the Industry and these trade routes to build and maintain a regular Scandinavian service.
Bentley / RIP Office Dog
A 14 year-old Parsons Russell Terrier, Bentley is a part-time office pet when he isn’t relaxing on the sofa at home, but sadly passed away very unexpectedly in Sept 2023.
Cooper Office Dog
Cooper is an office dog who loves to eat, drink, run around and sleep. A 13-year-old Border Terrier, he loves being fussed and petted by staff and can regularly be found greeting customers and barking at workmen!
This has however all changed in the last 12 months as he is now Diabetic and needs insulin injections daily @ 8am and 8pm – this has further caused him to become blind so not as active as he once was but the new part time dog in the office is keeping him young!
Noodle Office Dog
Noodle is our newest part time office dog. Whilst Noodle’s mum, Gina is at work at Britannia Movers International central office, managing the Corporate department, he very much enjoys coming to join the office fun.
What he lacks in size, he makes up for in character and loves nothing more than a belly rub! He can be a cheeky, playful little sausage but he is very loving and enjoying his new role as deputy window watch, with absence of Bentley he has become a good friend for Cooper