Ryan recently graduated from the University of Lincoln where he specialised primarily in SME branding, venture creation and entrepreneurship. Over the years Ryan has worked in a multitude of different industries including construction, retail, catering, and car servicing. Coming into Sontay Ryan is looking forward to applying the skills he has gained through both his work experience and time in education, into his new position as the new UK South East Sales Manager.

When did you join the team?

I joined the Sontay family on a sunny Tuesday morning in April 2022.

What is your 'Sontay moment'? 

Having worked in a variety of teams over the years I understand that having a strong team and support network around you is crucial in allowing you to step out of your comfort zone and strive toward the things only our wildest dreams dare us to think we can achieve. My Sontay moment has been realising that I am now surrounded by people who are also ambitious and passionate in what they do. I know that being part of the Sontay family will push me out of my comfort zone and support my ambition every day.

What is your favourite part of being at Sontay?

My favourite part of being at Sontay is being able to turn up to work suited and booted. 

My inspirations?

Bernard Kerr – This man is a professional Downhill World Cup racer who also manages the Pivot Factory Racing team, organises events, and consistently uploads YouTube videos. Any one of these is a full-time job to most people, somehow, he manages to find the time to do all of them. Anyone who can make the most of every hour of the day like that is worth looking up to.

What do you do outside of Sontay?

  • Outside of Sontay you’ll find me out with friends doing any manner of activity, from pool and a pint to surfing and sinking, I’ll be out there giving it a go and having a good time. 
  • I also love taking the dogs for a walk with my partner Angela.
  • When I have free time to myself you will more than likely find me up the woods on my bike or with a shovel in hand helping to build trails for the local biking community.