Meet The Team

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Chris Osborne – MD and Founder

Chris pic“Working my whole career in the container industry, my background is in the specialised container haulage, supply and international shipping sectors.”

I love this industry mainly because of the wide variety of people and projects you come into contact with, but its also immensely satisfying when you can genuinely help someone out who doesn’t know about the industry or how to move their container around.

We set up budget shipping containers as we thought there was an area the whole industry was failing with – helping customers who are new to shipping containers understand what they are getting. We certainly hope our website and helpful team of staff can work with customers to best understand the product they want to buy. Outside of work I follow F1 motor racing, I like to cycle and keep fit and I enjoy following the local Ice Hockey team ‘Solihull Barrons’.”

 

David Sparrow – Business Development Manager

Dave pic“Working for 25 years in retail and restaurant management before moving into shipping containers in October 2017, I enjoy helping people find the perfect solution to their needs.

I love that every potential customer has different requirements. Taking a little time to fully understand what people need really pays off when we are able to exceed expectations. I have two teenage children, a cat called Bodiddley, an Xbox and no fish. In my spare time I like cooking, hill walking and spending lazy afternoons in a beer garden!”

 

 

Kelsie Kennedy – Senior Sales Executive

Kelsie pic“Prior to working at Budget Shipping Containers, I worked in various customer service-based roles. I’ve worked at Budget just over 3 years now, however I’m still seeing new things almost every day! I find the industry so interesting with all the different aspects that are involved – my role is very varied, so I get to see and be a part of a lot of them which I really enjoy.

For me, one of the best parts of being in this role is the customer satisfaction, it is such a great feeling when you know you have really helped a customer out.

Outside of work I love spending time with my dog, Mollie and giving her lots of cuddles! I also enjoy the gym, yoga & keeping busy. I like baking and love good food – most of the reason for the gym!”

 

Saffy Marchant – Senior Sales Executive

Saffy pic“Before joining the team, I spent 5 years working in high street retail. Having only joined in October 2022, I am very new to the industry but learning new things every day! I am finding the shipping container industry very interesting and enjoy hearing all the creative ideas people have for their containers.

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my dog, Milo, taking him for walks and playing fetch – when it’s not cold and wet! I also enjoying baking and love good food.”

 

 

Liam Jukes – Sales Executive

Liam pic“Before working at Budget Shipping Containers, I learned a lot about customer service working door-to-door for the milkman across the UK. While I’m new here and while have learned a lot, I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface.

I’m currently enjoying getting to talk to many different customers and putting my brain to the test with the amount of fun and interesting enquiries we get. After going door to door, I really enjoy having a nice, enjoyable work setting where everyone is super friendly and happy to help. Apart from playing Video Games with my mates, I enjoy watching Anime, PC Building, Free food and/or drinks, and a fun night out with the lads.”

 

Joe Fleming – Sales Trainee

Joe pic“Prior to working at Budget Shipping Containers, I worked in the engineering industry for a year after finishing my education, however I felt that I wanted to branch out and enter a new industry.

I am excited for this new challenge and enjoy all aspects of my new role!, particularly learning how diverse shipping containers are and the different purposes each customer has for them.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, trying new cuisines, going to the gym and watching football.”

 

 

Effie Touliou – Operations Team Leader

Effie pic“Having only a couple of months that I started working with Budget Shipping Containers, I really enjoy working with the team and although I have learned a lot, everything still feels new to me.

Before joining the team, I’ve spent more than 9 years on Sales and Customer Advisor roles. From retail to banking and from banking to manufacturing industry, every job sector had its challenges.

On my free time I enjoy watching new and old movies, listening to music and going for long walks.”

 

 

Claire Costley – Transport Operations Controller

Claire pic“My name is Claire, I am married with 2 children. In my spare time I like to upcycle furniture, bake and spend time with my family!

Fashion is my passion! I enjoy shopping for vintage designer pieces and buying shoes and bags. I have 2 cats and sponsor the dogs trust, I love all animals.

I like to have at least 2-3 holidays a year as I’m definitely a sun baby. I enjoy food, maybe a bit too much and love to get out for food as much as I can.”

 

Aysha Uddin – Accounts & Facilities Assistant

Aysha pic“Having recently joined the team in 2022 from previously working in management and administration, I am excited to be in a new role that allows me to support the company in various ways.

Outside of work, I am a mum of two beautiful children who keep me very busy! I also enjoy taking long walks, eating good food and going to the movies.”

 

 

Milo – Employee Wellbeing Manager

Milo the dogMilo is our part-time pooch who keeps the office in check! He enjoys long walks and being surrounded by wildlife (or chasing it across fields).

Thanks Milo for ensuring morale is high as can be!

 

 

Big thanks to Laurence Jones Photography for the team photos.

 

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