A team working
A team working

Meet the UK Leadership Team

From technological innovation to operational performance, at Sharp UK our Leadership Team determine our business strategy, ensuring our customers and partners receive the very best services and solutions.

Managing Director

Stuart Sykes

Having worked in many different roles within Sharp, from sales and acquisitions to finance, Stuart’s experience is well rounded. A firm believer in a clear strategy, measurable plans, and the importance of the team, now as Managing Director of Sharp UK, Stuart works with and manages his leadership team, laying out the company vision, and steering Sharp’s people and strategy - ensuring everyone knows the part they play.

Stuart Sykes MD

Operations & IT Services

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Sharp Operations Director Trevor Northfield

Trevor Northfield

Operations Director
Working as an engineer out in the field, Trevor started his career solving customer technology issues, so he understands customer needs and the problems they can face. Now he’s responsible for four departments: Service, Supply Chain, Technical Support, and IT and Development, ensuring each are ready to support customers both on existing products and new solutions.

European Vice President IT Services Colin Blumenthal

Colin Blumenthal

Managing Director - Complete I.T. & European Vice President, IT Services - Sharp
Colin co-founded the award-winning local IT Support business Complete I.T. (CIT). He now sits on Sharp’s leadership team as the Head of IT, helping CIT integrate into Sharp and supporting Sharp’s people in offering IT Support services to a wider sphere of customers. Recently appointed Vice President of IT Services, Colin continues to lead the direction of IT Service delivery now across Europe.

Manging Director of Complete I.T. Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Chief Operating Officer - Complete I.T.
Having worked in managed service roles for over 20 years, Mark understands the everyday challenges clients face. Now as Chief Operating Officer of Complete I.T. (CIT) Mark manages the overall strategy of Sharp’s IT business, ensuring everyone has the tools and knowledge they need to be able to deliver the very best in managed IT services and support.

Commercial, Public Sector and Dealer Sales

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Sharp Sales & Commercial Director Richard Yates

Richard Yates

Sales and Commercial Director
Richard and his team are responsible for finding commercial opportunities in the UK’s ever-changing technology landscape. He ensures his team have the skills required to understand the unique needs of each prospect. Once identified, Richard works with his team to analyse the customer’s requirements, matching them with solutions that genuinely solve problems and improve processes.

 

Sharp Director of Public Sector Sales David Harrison

David Harrison

Director of Public Sector Sales
David gained momentum in his career in technical and sales roles, where he learned the barriers public sector organisations can come up against. Now at Sharp he works with his team to support larger customers. Whether that’s savings, more productivity, or simply to modernise or digitally transform, he helps them review their processes and procedures to see how they can do things differently.

Sharp Dealer Sales Director Paul Leach

Paul Leach

Dealer Sales Director UK
Paul takes pride in the hands-on approach of his team. Under his guidance and leadership his team get to know Sharp’s dealer partners, working closely to be trusted advisors and extensions of their organisations. Specifically, Paul spots changes in the market, where Sharp’s solutions fit, and then packages that for Sharp’s dealer network to offer to their own customers.

HR, Marketing & Finance

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Sharp HR Director Donna Griffiths

Donna Griffiths

HR Director
Having started her career training new recruits for the police and armed forces, Donna has hit the ground running at Sharp. With a strong background in learning and development, and strategies and initiatives that support people and business transformation, Donna is helping to improve the way Sharp works. Having developed a clear people strategy with revitalised processes to help employees grow, Donna and team continue to identify ways to ‘Make Sharp a great place to work’.

Sharp Marketing Director Rod Castle

Rod Castle

Marketing Director
Having worked in Sales and Marketing Roles throughout his life, Rod loves a clear strategy and a measurable approach to marketing. He ran the Managed Services division at Complete I.T. (CIT) before taking on his current role. Now he ensures both businesses have a clear brand direction, and his teams can deliver their compelling portfolio of products, services and solutions in-line with changing workplace technology demands.

Sharp Finance Controller Jon Giles

Jon Giles

Finance Controller
Jon trained with accountancy firm Coopers & Lybrand in Leeds until joining Sharp. Now after 23 years he’s Financial Controller for the business, and takes care of management and statutory reporting, VAT & tax compliance, oversees the credit control team, service revenue forecasting and leasing control. He’d also like to reassure customers that it’s more interesting than it sounds!

Business Planning

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Shotaro-Sasaki, Business Planning Manager

Shotaro Sasaki

Business Planning
Having joined the business in 2008, Shotaro (Sean) Sasaki knows Sharp inside and out. His role is to forecast for Sharp UK and work with Sharp Corporate in Japan to make sure the business gets what it needs to properly serve UK customers. He also works proactively with other business divisions to improve workflow and customer service.