Jeff founded Sharples Davies Ltd in 1996 having had a succesful career working at companies such as Sadolin, Uponor (Caradon) & Bernstein Kitchens.
The name Sharples Davies comes from; Sharples being his Middle Name & Davies his wife’s Maiden name.
The business was founded and will always be grounded on his values; Honesty & Integrity
Gareth joined Sharples Davies in 2006 as a Consultant. Since 2014 his role has developed to Managing Director as the Sharples Davies team has grown. As a Consultant he works across all assignments, interviews candidates and visits clients. Part of his role is to develop the recruitment, business development and candidate teams. Jeff built a fantastic business and reputation, Gareth’s goal is maintain the high standards and push the business forward as we continue to grow.
Gareth is dad to Noah & Jessica. He is a season ticket holder at Bolton Wanderers (yes someone has to!) and enjoys taking Noah to the games. Gareth enjoys going to the gym and training (can’t think of a better way to destress). He is a fair weather golfer and likes to play poker. He is currently Manager at Chorley Wanderers u11’s.
Fun Facts about Gareth:
Was a black belt at karate before he was 10
Thought the lyrics to the Christmas song “Do they know its christmas was Jesus woooooo” instead of feed the world
TV Show: Game of Thrones, Ozark, Line of Duty
Sport: Football, Boxing
Film: Top Gun, Heat
Music: Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran,
Likes: Bolton Wanderers, Coaching at Chorley Wanderers
Dislikes: People not doing what they say they will
Technology: TV & Guitar
Couldn’t live without: Stress & Playing Guitar, oh and Jo
Most like to meet: Tom Cruise
Drink: Mojito or Coke
Advice: Don’t worry about what you can’t control
Our longest serving member of the team joining Sharples Davies in 2005. Jo’s responsibilities are split from Finance, HR & Recruitment. As a consultant she is responsible for working on assignments from Start to finish, interviewing candidates, visiting clients and attending exhibitions. In 2015 after 10 years of hard work and commitment Jo was made Finance & HR Director responsible for accounts, forecasting, reporting and most importantly paying the wages.
Jo’s parents are Polish, she grew up in Dubai so has had a diverse childhood. She met her Husband (who is our Managing Director at University and now have two children Noah & Jessica and a Bocker called who Harvey who keeps them on their toes.
Fun Facts about Jo:
Her first language is Polish (she only started speaking English when she went to Nursery). Lived in Dubai as a teenager when it was all dirt tracks & villas.
TV Show: Friends, Apprentice, MasterChef, Strictly come dancing.
Film: Dirty Dancing
Music: Celine Dion
Likes: Shopping & Spa days
Couldn’t live without: Gareth, Noah, Jessie & My Dog Harvey
Food: Camembert & Crusty Bread
Advice: Don’t worry be happy
Chris has spent most of his working life in sales within the building products industry working his way up to Sales Director of Hanson Thermalite. Chris Joined Sharples Davies in 2014 as a freelance consultant mainly working with people and companies who he had built relationships with whilst working within the building products industry.
Outside of work Chris is married to Jacqui, has two children and is based in Wakefield. His passion in life is his beloved Liverpool FC and has been a season ticket holder since 1975.
Fun Facts about Chris:
Proposed to Jacqui in St Peter Square Rome – during the Popes Easter address.
Once appeared on Match of the Day – being escorted from the ground around the pitch (he tells us he was young at the time.)
Was threatened by a guard with a knife inside the Great Pyramid, thanks to his wife.
Conquered his fear of heights by flying a glider.
TV Show: Spartacus
Music: The Eagles
Dislikes: People who don’t do what they say they will
Technology: None – can’t beat a good book
Couldn’t live without: Jacqui
Most like to meet: Bill Shankly
Drink: Red Wine
Advice: Trust no-one, question everything
Jen joined Sharples Davies in 2014 as our Business Manager however progressed into her current role as Recruitment Consultant where she is responsible for looking after existing clients and prospecting for new business. Jen manages all marketing and social media aspects for the business and will usually be found at an exhibition or a networking event.
Whilst not working Jen is kept busy looking after her four boys Daniel (Husband) Jack-Lewis, Harry & Rory. She is a supporter of her childhood team Bolton Wanderers.
TV Show: EastEnders
Film: Warrior (Anything Tom Hardy)
Music: Michael Jackson
Dislikes: Bad manners
Couldn’t live without: Family & Friends
Drink: Full Fat Coke
Advice: Always expect the unexpected
John joined us in 2014 and has 27 years Builders Merchant experience as a director of his family business E&JW Lake and Regional Director of Buildbase. He is responsible for recruiting sales professionals for merchants, manufacturers and distributors.
John is married with three sons and lives in a 300 year old farmhouse in the Derbyshire Dales.
Fun Facts about John:
He has been watching Derby County since the early 1970’s.
When he was 14 he missed a year of school with a mystery illness.
John played drums in levellers – Guitarist Simon Friend’s first band.
He was top goal scorer for Bath University in the 1986-87 season
John worked with future football manager Steve Cotterill when he worked at Sharpe & Fisher Builders Merchant.
TV Show: The Last Leg
Film: Apocalypse Now
Music: The doors, The Clash, R.E.M, The Smiths, David Bowie & Paul Weller.
Likes: Derby County FC
Couldn’t live without: Family
Most like to meet: Dynamo
Drink: Stella Artois & Draught Bass
Food: Mirch Masala Chicken
Advice: With every knockback you get and with every hurdle you pass, the rewards get greater.
Sam Joined Sharples Davies in May 2022 after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business.
Fun facts about Sam: Born in Germany, travelled to both Madrid and Paris watching Liverpool in Champions League finals.
TV Show: Breaking bad, Peaky Blinders and The US Office
Sport: Football, F1 and Snooker
Film: Shutter Island, Pulp Fiction and Die Hard
Music: Notorious B.I.G, James Arthur and Plan B
Likes: Football, spicy food, social life
Dislikes: Rude and Antisocial people
Technology: My phone
Couldn’t live without: Takeaways
Most like to meet: Jurgen Klopp
Drink: Irn Bru and Rum and coke
Food: Chicken Piri Piri, Chinese and Indian
Advice: Only worry about the nearest crocodile