MEET THE TEAM

ALAN THOROGOOD
CEO

Alan became a director of STL in 1998 and chief executive officer in 2003. He has helped to build our business extensively, increasing turnover and developing our portfolio of products and services. “I’m driven by customer service. I want STL to be able to provide the widest range of services in the most convenient way possible for all our clients. Our job is to make your lives easy."

JACKIE THOROGOOD
Sales Director

Jackie joined STL in 2004 and was appointed as sales director in August 2006 after spectacularly growing our property search business. Prior to working at STL, she spent 12 years in the finance sector. “It’s a tough market but STL has been successful because of the quality of our service and the flexibility of what we offer. Not forgetting the dedication of our staff, whatever the challenge!”

RYAN COX
National Sales Manager

Ryan has worked within the search industry for a number of years and is highly knowledgeable about the needs of conveyancers and commercial property lawyers. He works with his sales team to ensure we always deliver exemplary customer service. Ryan specifically works with the top 250 conveyancing firms in England & Wales. 

JULIA NIGHTINGALE
Head of Strategic Partnerships

Following extensive experience in the public and private sector, Julia joined STL in 2007 as marketing manager to help raise our profile in and share of the marketplace. Nearly a decade later Julia is now our head of strategic partnerships.  With her eye for detail, she’s also our Search Code compliance officer.

SIMON CARTER
Financial Controller

An experienced finance professional. Simon has worked in construction, specialty chemicals and defence. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

 

CHRIS BREESE
CTO

Chris has worked within insurance, financial services, banking, corporate & commercial market sectors. He recently joined STL and has significantly grown the STL development team to ensure we deliver top quality systems and operational processes to help make our customers’ lives easy.

BORIS TOUPIKOV
Lead Developer

Boris is our lead developer. He has been designing and developing software for STL since 2008. Having over 20 years of experience in software development and IT and passion for solving problems Boris has managed upgrade STL processes from old paper-based to modern computer-based.

JANET TILL
Head of Marketing

Janet joined STL in February 2016 and has a wealth of business to business marketing communication experience gained in diverse industries including management education (Henley Business School), public sector (The Met Office), manufacturing (James Hardie) and of course - the property search industry. 'I really enjoy the variety of work here at STL - in a day I can be working on our website, reviewing creative, discussing our next campaign with the sales team and arranging a new webinar. If your receive regular newsletters and bulletins from STL - they are from me!"

JILL DOREY
Head of Production

Jill worked in the Finance Sector for 30 years holding several senior operational management positions. She joined STL in 2006 and is now Head of Production. I have a real passion for customer service and champion a continuous improvement culture across my teams at all times. My role is certainly challenging, but I can truly say I really enjoy my job.”