From the age of 15-years-old, Ricardo started his own business making and selling silver gemstone jewellery to the trade and opened up two shops in Nottingham. Unfortunately the recession hit and Ricardo decided to go back to sixth form and got an IT qualification. He began working in warehouses in the e-commerce and sales teams and worked his way up to a Supervisor then on to become Warehouse manager.
In 2014, he was headhunted by a former colleague and joined ATL initially as a Commercial Manager. Due to his background in a warehouse environment, he naturally moved to become Head of Warehousing with the aim of managing staff and putting teams in place.
Now following the success of this role, Ricardo has taken the place of Operations Director, overseeing both the Warehouse and the distribution sides of ATL, providing a more strategic overview of the entire operation.
Whilst Joel was completing his IT degree at Derby University, he had the opportunity to work at ATL on a placement during his third year in 2011. He really enjoyed his experience and decided to stay at ATL and complete his degree around work in the evenings.
Joel now heads up the IT team with the aim to continually improve the IT infrastructure and maintain and support the software and hardware. The team identify potential issues before they arise and make sure back-ups are in place. Besides fixing IT issues, Joel looks into how we can utilise software to move the business forward. In his spare time, Joel enjoys keeping up to date with technology and watching motor sport.