Meet The Team

Dan - Founder & Managing Director

A History graduate of Leeds Trinity University, Dan started his career as a junior buyer for a household electrical brand, before joining the Police in 2014. He served for 5 years and during that time was diagnosed with PTSD. After leaving the force with an exemplary conduct commendation and a desire for a different lifestyle, he started Zero Negativity in early 2019, with a focus not only on an optimistic mindset, but having as little ecological impact as possible. He moved across the Pennines from York to a village just outside his hometown of Bolton, and set about building Zero Negativity from a company selling two types of white t-shirt, to the supplier of thousands of sustainable garments that it is today, with customers all over the world. Dan deals with the day to day running of the company, and is the primary sales contact, yet still has a hand in design, production and customer service. He is a big Spurs fan despite being as northern as they come (it runs in the family), and also enjoys Formula 1, rugby league, golf, snooker, craft beer and anything paranormal! In 2022 Dan was nominated for Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Rob - Graphics & Production Executive

Rob is the creative force behind many Zero Negativity designs. He turns concepts in to reality and we've yet to have anyone disappointed with the results! He also does the majority of our production and packing, so most garments that come out of ZNC have passed through his hands! Outside of ZN he is a self-taught singer/songwriter and produces music.

Mr Ted - Naps & Snacks Director

Our former Customer Services Advisor stood down from the role when we realised he couldn’t type or answer the phone without opposable thumbs. He was also often asleep whenever enquiries came in and could be too easily distracted by the sound of the office fridge opening. Mr Ted is the one that really runs the show around here, always impeccably dressed (as seen here) though without ever wearing trousers, he oversees the food anyone might eat during work hours, and makes sure to take regular naps under the desk because he’s the boss and who are we to tell him not to. Ted is a big fan of anything meat-based, and enjoys chasing birds, squirrels and cats, as well as stealing socks from the wash basket (organic cotton socks only of course). To contact Ted just open a biscuit tin anywhere within a 50 mile radius and he'll find you.

Andy - Director

Andy is the commercial mojo maker here at Zero Negativity. He is passionate about driving ’sustainable' business growth in both senses of the word. The most pragmatic and methodical member of the team, he can’t work without a plan, and if it’s a poor plan we write another one! Andy started out in the FMCG sector before moving in to e-cigarettes later in his career. He founded a consultancy business that for the last 15 years has supported everyone from start-ups and SMEs to some of the biggest consumer goods brands in the world. He is a passionate Tottenham supporter and lover of golf and foreign language crime dramas.