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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 I do have two very demanding dogs who occupy my time!
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 two dogs. Away from work I love travelling and have a home in the south of France. Trish and I also own a camper van which we often take around the UK and Europe.
Trevor Woods Operations Manager
I work as the operations manager here at Sandersteads, overseeing all areas of the business. Together, me and my wife Sharon have two children and have also become foster carers for two others. We also own a dog named Riley who keeps us busy!
In my spare time, I can be found at the driving range or on the greens playing golf and I also enjoy watching volleyball.
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 almost 40 years, and together we have two children and four grandchildren. In my spare time, I like reading.
John Inkpen UK & International Move Consultant
A former military man, I’m Sandersteads’ removals estimator. 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’m married to Lyn and we have two children, four grandchildren and our dog, Buddy. 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!
Nine years ago I took on a full-time role starting in admin and then onto my current role. Now, I’m responsible for coordinating sales diaries, quoting on overseas moves and handling accounts with kitchen and carpet companies with storage and deliveries. As well as this, I’m an active member of the BAR Young Movers organisation working as a committee member.
I live with my dad and boyfriend and own two dogs who l love dearly. I spoil them as if they were my own children!
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 80s and officially retired now, 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.
Bentley Office Dog
An 8-year-old Parsons Russell Terrier, Bentley is a part-time office pet when he isn’t relaxing on the sofa at home.
Cooper Office Dog
Like Bentley, Cooper is an office dog who loves to eat, drink, run around and sleep. A 7-year-old Border Terrier, he loves being fussed and petted by staff and can regularly be found greeting customers and barking at workmen!