Working at Applegate

A little bit about us and what it's like to work at Applegate

About Applegate

Established for over 20 years, Applegate has become a leading business marketplace, now using Artificial Intelligence systems to heighten our offering even further.

But we aren’t just about the technology – our staff make our business what it is. So, we think it’s important to nurture our colleagues, invest in your personal development and provide excellent progression opportunities.

We'd love to see new energetic individuals join the team, so if you're looking for your next professional challenge and to grow with a forward thinking company we'd love to hear from you. 

Claire Knight

Meet the team

Steve Paine

General Manager

Steve has been at Applegate over 11 years and knows the business inside out. After being acquired by The Troy Group, Steve has now stepped into the General Manager role of Applegate.

Kelly McArdle

Head of Client Services

As Head of Client Services, Kelly liases with our current supplier base to provide the best possible service, whilst promoting the vast range of requests that buyers submit through the platform.

Sarah Lester

Finance Manager

Heading up our finance team, Sarah's role covers the purchase ledger, receivables, credit control, payroll, pensions, month end and reporting. Sarah also works closely with the wider Troy finance team in Exeter.

Lindsey D'Arcy

Senior Business Development Manager

Lindsey works closely with our new and existing suppliers to maximise their potential on the platform. She also has previous experience in finance.

Bradlee Hodgson

Business Development Specialist

Helping to drive new business with a specialism in freight, printing and engineering, Bradlee works closely with all departments at Applegate to advise on the needs of our suppliers.

Tom Wilson

Systems Developer

Tom is key in the development of our artificial intelligence capabilities, working closely with the IT team at Troy and the University of Exeter.

Vijay Sundaram

Senior Java Developer

Vijay is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining Java-based software and applications. His work is crucial to providing a streamlined service for our buyers and suppliers.

Finley Luxon

Buyer Support Executive

Finley works with our buyers to provide a first-class procurement service. His main focus is to source and generate requests that our supplier base can quote on.

Lucy Perring

Buyer Support Executive

Assisting in finding suitable suppliers for buyer requests that come through the platform, Lucy is also active on LinkedIn which drives a range of new and unique buyer requests.

Working at Applegate

Steve Paine - General Manager

Steve, a long standing member of the Applegate team. As mentioned in his bio, in his free time he's often walking his dog - and here he is doing just that, whilst explaining some of the reasons he believes Applegate is a great place to work.

Lindsey Darcy

Lindsey D'Arcy - Business Development Specialist

I love talking to new and existing clients. I really enjoy working for Applegate and get a buzz out of bringing new clients on board and seeing them be successful on the platform. I have held various roles in Applegate from Account Manager to my current role as Business Development Specialist, the company really focuses on developing the talent they have and I am currently working with Management to develop my role further.

Sarah Lester

Sarah Lester - Finance Manager

I work in the Finance Team and my role covers the purchase ledger, receivables, credit control, payroll, pensions, month end, reporting and the list goes on. I have lots of contact with our customers which is lovely and work in a lovely team. My role has grown as I've developed my skills over the years at Applegate, starting in the company as a Finance Assistant and working my way up to Finance Manager. I am currently AAT qualified and now sitting my ACCA qualification. This wouldn’t be possible without Applegate, the company is supportive, flexible and provide great opportunities. On the whole, I would highly recommend working for Applegate, we’re a friendly bunch who support and encourage you and offer flexibility along with exciting opportunities.