Our Team

Shirley Ann Sandle

Owner and Founding Director

Shirley was born and bred in the South End of Liverpool L8 to be precise. She started life in retail management working for Top Shop, River Island and Clinton cards to name a few. She was at one stage, whilst working for Top Shop, one of the youngest females in a ‘front of house’ retail management position in the entire Burton Group aged just 20! From there she went on her travels living around the world for the next 20 years completing roles in School Training and Educational services, Government & Industry Travel Services and HR Management. She delivered  operational effectiveness and control in places as diverse as London and Germany through to Kathmandu. Today she is totally committed to assisting the next generation of young managers in the Liverpool City Region to achieve the best they can of themselves. This is why and indeed how, SAS Commodities was formed. Her idea, her passion, her drive, her vision – her company!

Anthony John Sandle


Anthony is a current serving British Army Captain with 32 years of full-time service to date. In his role as an experienced British Army Officer he has a breadth of Coaching and Mentoring experience. His degree in Strategic Leadership & Management combined with the experience gained during his MBA studies, ensures he is capable of assisting you to set yourself, and attain, realistic and achievable goals. In the world of fitness Anthony is a Premier Training International qualified Fitness Instructor, accredited by CIMSPA, as well as a specialist indoor cycling instructor having completed courses delivered by both Team ICG and YMCA Fit. By his own admission, he is a Sportsman and not an Athlete, having played semi-professional Football, as well as Rugby (Union & League) before progressing to become a professional Football Referee, who has officiated at international level. Any session that is delivered by Anthony, be that management or physical training focussed, is structured, achievable and fun. You really couldn’t be in safer hands than his.

Luke Baker


Luke is one of our 2 younger Directors on the team, thus ensuring we have realistic representation from Generation X, thus keeping us true to our mission! Luke is a DofE Gold award recipient, who is a qualified Bio-Medical Scientist, having achieved his honours degree at the University of Newcastle in 2019. Luke though is not happy with that, so he is now studying for his Medical Degree at the University of York, his long-term ambition being to become a Neuro Surgeon. Luke cares deeply about people and his immediate environment and he is committed to developing people and things for the good and betterment of all. He is involved with several community volunteer projects in the Liverpool City Region and those areas where he currently studies.

Danny Costello


Danny is the other young Director that completes our team. Danny is well travelled having spent the formative 16 years of his life travelling the world, owing to his Father’s career, but he is now firmly settled back in the North West of England. Danny is currently working towards completion of his degree in Law, as an apprentice Solicitor with the legal firm Ward Hadaway, based out of Manchester and currently on track to be fully qualified by 2023. Danny is a keen sports enthusiast and is the resident ‘fashionista’, often correcting the rest of the team on each and every fashion faux pas.