The Team

Trading since 1984, Admiral have their own warehouse and distribution centre only a mile from Junction 22 on the M1 motorway in Coalville, Leicestershire which supports their UK wide delivery service.

 

Andy Bottrill

Managing Director

Having founded the company 35 years ago this year, the business hasn’t been without its ups and downs but I wouldn’t change anything about it. I’m immensely proud of the company, its shared values and objectives, my team and the conjoint work ethic that has been key to its success. Being featured in the UK edition of Business Who’s Who in 2009 and 2010 was personally both an honour and a privilege. We’re no longer a stealth business but a sought after,successful, independent supplier to the UK and global markets.

 

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Winston Churchill for inspired leadership qualities and Oscar Wilde for his literacy skills and lifestyle!

Favourite City
New York or Cape Town

Favourite Movie
Brief Encounter or Hacksaw Ridge ( I know they’re completely different!)

Favourite Song
Follow you, Follow Me - Genesis

Hobbies & Pastimes
I cycle miles and miles every week, sometimes 50-60 miles a day. We hold charity cycle rides during the year.The next major one - to Norfolk – is in April 2018.Anyone reading this that wants to join us would be more than welcome!

Who or what inspires you and why?
Having gone through personal adversity, realising that things do get better, inspire me to be a better person – both personally and professionally.

Who or what annoys you and why?
Disrespectful, discourteous and ambiguity in people.Ignorance and “hidden agenda” also resonate with me.

 

What makes Admiral different?
By understanding, challenging and redefining what service excellence means, our clients become partners for the long term.We deliver service excellence, integrity and become a trusted partner rather than subservient.
 

 


 

Darren Feighery

Sales Director

 

I have been with Admiral since 2011 and in the cleaning industry for 16 years. My main responsibilities are to manage the sales team, manage customer accounts and gain new customers for the business. I am passionate about what we do and strive to make Admiral the best value offering in our market place.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Sir Elton John, as I would not only get to be a musical genius performing in front of thousands of people, I would also be a national treasure and one time chairman of the best football team in the world.

Favourite City
Rome

Favourite Movie
Star Wars (all of them)

Favourite Song
Impossible to answer so I will go for God save the Queen

Hobbies & Pastimes
Supporting Watford FC, cooking and spending time with my three gorgeous sons

Who or what inspires you and why?
My family inspire me to be the best I can be every day as I represent them in everything I do.

Who or what annoys you and why?
Rudeness, there is no need for it manners cost nothing.

 

What makes Admiral different?

I take huge pride in our customer retention rates which are industry leading, having worked hard to gain new customers we have a proven track record of retaining these customers for many years. Having worked for other companies in our industry over the last 21 years, I can honestly say this is truly unique.

Email Darren@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


Richard Adams

Commercial Director

 

 

Having worked at OCS, the largest family owned Facility Services company in the UK for the past 14 years, across many of its business units and in many different senior roles, I decided to make the move in November 2017 to join the Admiral Group of Companies . I have known Andy Bottrill for the past couple of years, I know how proud he is and indeed the entire business is of its enviable customer base and the way it conducts itself within the consumables market place. The vision Andy and the board has for the future of the business is incredibly exciting, we have an amazing platform and we are now set to broaden our target markets and grow our business rapidly in the coming years, whilst protecting the culture and what we stand for – great service and great people.

 

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was an American inventor, designer and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, chief executive and chairman of Apple Computer. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. Born in 1955 to two parents of University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption, Jobs was smart but directionless, dropping out of college and experimenting with different pursuits before co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Jobs left the company in 1985, launching Pixar Animation Studios, then returned to Apple more than a decade later.

One of the great visionaries of our time and a master Leader

 

Favourite City

London – one of the most amazing cities in the world on our doorstep – I always think how lucky we are having so much history and architecture.

 

Favourite Movie

Apollo 13 – I love anything to do with space or sci-fi

 

Favourite Song

Dignity – Deacon Blue

 

Hobbies & Pastimes
I am Chairman of the largest Badminton Club in North Hertfordshire and Play for Hertfordshire. I am also a big Rugby Union fan and am a season ticket holder at Saracens Rugby Club. I also love Formula 1. To be honest, any sport…

 

Who or what inspires you and why?

My family inspire me every day! They are my Why?

 

Who or what annoys you and why?

People who do not do what they say they will do and poor customer service. The other is Time Keeping, I would prefer to be an hour early than a minute late!

 

What makes Admiral different?

People and Real Values

Having worked in 1bn + organisations over the past 30 years, the biggest thing that attracted me to Admiral is how the business has been built on very clear values . The people are genuine and are passionate about the success of the business. Everything Admiral does is based around trust and integrity, putting its people and its customers first.

   

 


 

Kirsty Bottrill

Accounts Assistant

 

I have been with Admiral since October 2015 and currently work in the accounts department.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Queen Elizabeth, she is a great role model and I'd love to be in charge for the day.

Favourite City
Paris / London, so many great memories in either city.

Favourite Movie
Dirty Dancing

Favourite Song
Wherever you will go - Charlene Soraia

Hobbies & Pastimes
I love spending time with my husband and kiddies, shopping, socialising with friends and watching Leicester City FC.

Who or what inspires you and why?
I'm inspired to try my best and succeed and make my family proud and hopefully my children will follow in my footsteps.

Who or what annoys you and why?
People who have no manners, they're free!!! Plus Sunday drivers!

 

What makes Admiral different?

Were big enough to cope, Small enough to care!

Email kirstybottrill@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Anne Bottrill

Company Secretary and head our Accounts dept

 

I am the Company Secretary and head our Accounts dept. I have been with Admiral forever!

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Steve McQueen - super cool and stylish actor, or Henry VIII, just to experience life as a male who did whatever he wanted, when he wanted.

Favourite City
Mumbai

Favourite Movie
The Impossible

Favourite Song
Holding Back The Years

Hobbies & Pastimes
Reading, eating out and the gym. My grandchildren are my biggest joy and getting to travel with them is even better.

Who or what inspires you and why?
Anyone competing in the Paralympics. No explanation required.

Who or what annoys you and why?
Insincerity, bad manners and impatience. Bad drivers bring on the red mist!!

 

What makes Admiral different?

Attention to detail

Email annebottrill@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Andy Kennett

Regional Manager North Of England & Scotland

 

 

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Elvis Presley because he was the King.

 

Favourite City?
Las Vegas.

Favourite Movie?
The Godfather.

Favourite Song?
Bob Dylan – Don’t think twice it’s all right.

Hobbies & Pastimes?
Playing guitar and music in general, spending time with family and friends.

Who or what inspires you and why?
My family and friends, I have learned a lot from them in different ways.

Who or what annoys you and why?
Motorway traffic due to unnecessary braking, and people with no manners.

 

What makes Admiral different?
Admiral is built on a foundation of integrity, strong family values and extremely high levels of service. We deliver on what we say we will do!

Email andykennett@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Jak Bottrill

Purchasing Manager

 

I’ve been working for Admiral since February 2009, working in the office for 3 years then as a Regional Manager for 4 years before starting my current position as Purchasing Manager in October 2016.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Any person that’s invented something that has changed the way we live now is something every person can only look up to which is why I’d happily be any of those great inventors.

Favourite City
Has to be Leicester!!

Favourite Movie
Snatch

Favourite Song
Oasis, Champagne Supernova

Hobbies & Pastimes
Spending time with my family and watching the greatest football team ever…… Leicester City!!!

Who or what inspires you and why?
I’m most inspired by wanting to achieve the best results in whatever I do.

Who or what annoys you and why?
People that don’t realise indicators come as standard on cars and slow drivers!

 

What makes Admiral different?
I believe we’re different at Admiral because we always say yes, not many others companies that’ll do what we can!

Email jak@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

   

 


 

Donna Taylor

Operations Director

 

I have worked for Admiral since 2001. My role is to provide all of our customers with expert help, advice and service and it is down to my team and I to ensure that we prepare the necessary documentation to support the operational side of the business.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Florence Nightingale – For her work in military hospitals and contribution to nursing.

Favourite City
New York

Favourite Movie
The Green Mile

Favourite Song
Angels, Robbie Williams

Hobbies & Pastimes
Travelling & Socialising with Family and Friends.

Who or what inspires you and why?
My Mother, how she has battled cancer and courageously soldiers on without a complaint to be heard!

Who or what annoys you and why?
Laziness and people who jump queues!

 

What makes Admiral different? 

Admiral’s values, honesty and integrity and their high level of service would be very hard to compete with. I am extremely proud to have been part of their continued success over the last 17 years.

Email Donna@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Cliff Mott

South West Regional Manager

 

I live in Banbury. I am the Regional Sales Manager for the South West of the UK, I have been with Admiral Cleaning Supplies since August 2014. I have worked in the cleaning/hygiene industry for many years. In my spare time I enjoy most sports & have been a qualified football referee for over twenty years.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Winston Churchill - a truly great & inspirational leader at a time when the country was threatened by invasion.

Favourite City
Bath

Favourite Movie
Heat

Favourite Song
Wherever you will go, The Calling

Hobbies & Pastimes
Football, Golf (Badly!!!) & live music

Who or what inspires you and why?
I take inspiration from organisations such as Help For Heroes, they support and help, both men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Who or what annoys you and why?
Bad / inconsiderate drivers!!! People who do not indicate or who do not acknowledge you when you let them in front of you in queuing traffic!

 

What maked Admiral different?

We are a one stop shop offering high quality products with outstanding customer service & Added Value customer support unrivalled in the industry.

Email cliff@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Claire Grant

Accounts Office Manager

 

I started working for Admiral in April 2014. I work in accounts, processing payments, credit control and whatever else I can get my hands on. I have studied AAT Level 4 so have an accounts/finance background.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Neil Armstrong - to walk on the moon must be amazing!


Favourite City
New York - I love it there!

Favourite Movie
The Wedding Singer / Forrest Gump

Favourite Song
Robert Miles - Children

Hobbies & Pastimes
Spending time with my Husband & Kiddies. I also like to read, go to the Gym and socialise with family and friends.

Who or what inspires you and why?
My Children - I want to try and be the best role model I can for them.

Who or what annoys you and why?
People who are Ignorant & Rude!

 

What makes Admiral different?

Quality and Great Customer Service are always remembered and this is what Admiral does!

Email claire@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Zoe Speight

Customer Service Manager

 

I have been working for Admiral Cleaning Supplies since June 2011, i started as customer service/sales admin. Now the customer service manager my job role includes building a good rapport with all customers, handling complaints and queries from customers. The most important role is motivating our of staff to ensure they're giving the best customer service possible.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Princess Diana- She was a very caring, warm person. She is a very good role model and very inspiring.

Favourite City
Las Vegas

Favourite Movie
Pretty Women

Favourite Song
Purple Rain, Prince

Hobbies & Pastimes
Gym, Football, F1, traveling, socialising with friends and family, Travelling

Who or what inspires you and why?
Doctors/nurses - hospital staff inspire me because they choose to study about ill people and care and look after them.

Who or what annoys you and why?
Sitting in a traffic jam on motor ways. there is nothing you can do about it!!

 

What makes Admiral Different?

Strong, dedicated, positive company. We do all we can for every customer, I honestly believe we go that extra mile.

Email Zoe@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

George Hickling

 

Front Line Manager- warehouse

 

I have been working for Admiral since 2001 and have experience in both Administration and Warehousing roles within the company  . As a current Frontline manager I work alongside 2 other FLM’s and the General warehouse manager daily to achieve deadlines and a good customer service.

I manage staff to complete any objectives/tasks which are given to us throughout the day and to make sure this is done as quick and efficient as possible . I deal with any urgent enquiries which may arise in the Warehouse also

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Frank Lampard - True legend at Chelsea football club and all time top goal scorer from midfield.

Favourite City

York for the pure fact of its historic pubs, buildings and culture.


Favourite Movie
Legend

Favourite Song
David Gray – Sail away.


Hobbies & Pastimes
Playing football and socialising with friends.

Who or what inspires you and why?
The army as they put their life at risk each day for their country

Who or what annoys you and why?
People on phones when driving.

 

What makes Admiral different?

The ambition, dedication & flexibility from all staff which makes it an easy and safe place to work in

 

 


 

Aaron Poole

Office Admin Assistant / Customer Service

 

I am an office admin assistant / customer service adviser for Admiral, my role involves processing orders for customers, dealing with queries that may arise, providing product knowledge and making appointment calls for my regional manager. I have worked at Admiral since 2005.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Prince Harry, because he has 2 contrasting sides to his life – 1) being a royal, helping others in the form of charity work and travelling the world (even throwing the odd party in Vegas), the other side being a soldier willing fighting for his country and not hiding away even with his title.

Favourite City
London

Favourite Movie(s)
Home Alone 1 or The Great Escape

Favourite Song(s)
Oasis - Champagne Supernova


Hobbies & Pastimes
Season Ticket Holder at Leicester City FC. I enjoy eating out and socialising with friends. Also spending time with my mischievous son

Who or what inspires you and why?
Anyone who doesn’t take things for granted and are always willing to learn no matter who they are or what they know.


Who or what annoys you and why?
Slow Drivers and late people

 

What makes Admiral different?

We cater for all of our customer’s needs, no matter how big or small

Email Aaron@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 


 

Tim Fairweather


Regional Manager


I work in the South East of the Country and have been with Admiral since 2011. I look after accounts in this area providing them with training, service and sales support together with repairs to dispensing and chemical dosing equipment.

 

 


If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?
Bobby Moore – One of England and West Ham’s greatest footballers and the only English man to lift the World Cup.

Favourite City
London.

Favourite Movie
The Italian Job (Original 1969 version starring Michael Caine).

Favourite Song
The Power by Snap.

Hobbies & Pastimes
Football, Golf, Gardening & DIY.

Who or what inspires you and why?
Napoleon Bonaparte – He was a fantastic strategist and introduced many laws and policies still used in France today.

Who or what annoys you and why?
People who hog the middle and outside lanes on the motorway.

 


What makes Admiral different?

We have been providing solutions within the cleaning industry for over 35 years and pride ourselves on our customer focus led service. By working in partnership with our clients we understand and look to provide for their individual needs. If you feel that this would be of benefit to yourself either as a customer or supplier then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Email Tim.Fairweather@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 

 

Steve Taylor

Warehouse Manager

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?

Bryan Robson, inspirational captain and football legend.

 

Favourite City

Not really a city but my favourite places I like to visit on a regular basis are Weymouth and Stratford Upon Avon.

 

Favourite Movie

First Blood.

 

Favourite Song

 Don’t you forget about me by Simple Minds.

 

Hobbies & Pastimes

Watching Football, Fishing, Travelling.

 

Who or what inspires you and why?

My Parents as they taught me life values contributing to the person I am today.

 

Who or what annoys you and why?

Untidiness

 

What makes Admiral different?

Admiral has a great togetherness, fantastic work ethic and overall an enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

 

Email Steve@admiral-cleaning-supplies.co.uk

 

 

 

Ryan Bottrill

 

Front Line Manager- Warehouse

My role as a Front Line Manager is to manage my shift on a daily basis. I give tasks to each member of the warehouse staff and make sure they are completed efficiently.
I deal with any queries or any information that the office staff my require. I work closely with the Warehouse General Manager & the other 2 Front Line Managers to make sure the operation is working smoothly.

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?

David Beckham because he has everything I could of dreamed of.

 

Favourite City

Dublin or Barcelona

 

Favourite Movie

 

Law Abiding Citizen

Favourite Song

 

Man in The Mirror

Hobbies & Pastimes

 

Watching Football and being with Family & Friends

 

Who or what inspires you and why?

My parents because they taught me everything about life.

 

Who or what annoys you and why?

 Losing a Football match

 

What makes Admiral different?

the togetherness and the pure hard work people put in everyday to make it successful.

 

 

 

Shereena Bevins


Admin/customer services

I haven’t been working with Admiral for long I started in October 2017. My job role is assistant / customer service adviser, this involves processing orders for customers and dealing with any queries that may occur. 

 

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?


It would be Susan B Anthony she was an American campaigner against slavery and for the promotion of women’s and workers’ rights. She also had influences on women being able to vote. I think it would have been scary but amazing to have been a part of a movement like that, never mind the driving force behind it.

 

Favourite City


My favourite city is York I love the atmosphere and how rich in history it is. The city is really beautiful and there’s so much to see and do.

 

Favourite Movie


My favourite film is Fight Club the acting is flawless and I find the storyline compelling.

 

Favourite Song


I don’t really have a favourite song my taste in music is varied but one of my favourite albums is by Penguin Café Orchestra.

 

Hobbies & Pastimes


I’ve recently took up Yoga and I like trekking and going for walks in the countryside around Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

 

Who or what inspires you and why?


My daughter inspires me she’s the reason I do what I do and the reason I push myself to do better.

 

Who or what annoys you and why?


What really annoys me is the nation's obsession with reality TV series I think they’re so trashy.

 

What makes Admiral different?


I think what makes Admiral different is the customer care in which the company provides. I’ve never worked for a company that goes out their way as much as Admiral does to ensure all customers are happy.

 

 

Sheila Davis

Admin/customer services

I have been with Admiral since 2006, where I spent just over 10 years in the warehouse and have recently moved to the office where I’m now currently an a office admin assistant/customer service advisor.

 

 

If you could be any famous person from any time in history who would it be and why?

 

Princess Diana Having met her when I was younger she was a very caring women who travelled around to help others.


Favourite City

 

Marmaris & Barcelona


Favourite Movie 

 

Dirty Dancing


Favourite Song 

 

Whitney Houston I will always love you.


Hobbies & Pastimes 

 

Spending time with my family and watching my grandchildren grow up. I enjoy shopping & socialising with others .

 


Who or what inspires you and why?

 

Anyone that succeeds in a role they set out to do.


Who or what annoys you and why?

 

People that have no manners and slow drivers.

 

What makes Admiral different? 

 

We always aim to over-exceed customer expectations by going the extra mile.

 

 

 

 


 

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