Behind every remarkable journey exists an individual charting the course, and Stephen Taylor, our Director of Operations for Transport Services North, is undeniably paving the way.
Stephen isn’t just a leader; he’s a motivator, a mentor, and an inspiration. His work ethic might be best described by his own mantra, “work hard, stay humble.” This ethos has steered Stephen to not only deliver top-tier performance but also to forge an empowering environment for his team.
One of the most noteworthy feats in Stephen’s four-month tenure so far in our business has been the seamless execution of the TransPennine Express contract. This remarkable achievement was a testament to his team’s commitment and the excellence they consistently strive for under Stephen’s guidance.
But what really fuels Stephen’s passion for success? A deep-seated desire to uplift and develop others. Stephen’s consistent efforts in coaching and mentoring his team have played a significant role in their personal and professional growth.
His management journey has been influenced by notable figures such as Paul Staples, his first line manager, and Johan Venter, his mentor. Their guidance has moulded Stephen into the formidable leader we admire today.
Stephen’s unique approach to challenges is something we all can learn from. He firmly believes, “There are no problems; only opportunities waiting to be discovered.” This perspective allows him to turn any hurdle into a stepping stone for growth and success.