Meet the people who make us, us
Nick Glynne Managing Director
Nick graduated from Edinburgh university with a degree in Social Anthropology and worked in a few different industries including in the film industry producing various Documentaries and investigative factual programming for BBC, Ch4, YTV etc. From here he bought Easy Computers in 1999, and the rest is history! We were one of the first companies in the UK to start selling laptops online, and it didn't take us long to branch out in to a range of different categories. Nick’s vision for Buy it Direct is to grow the workforce by 300 by 2022 and to move to 90% of products being available via next day delivery by improving our service proposition.
Andy Field Commercial Director
Graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 1993, Andy started at Buy it Direct in April 2005. He had previously worked at Insight and dabs.com. He was also a contestant on Come Dine With Me in 2016 (December 2016 if you want to watch the episode!). Andy looks after the commercial division at the group and works closely with suppliers and category managers to ensure a great experience for customers with a mix of new and well-known brands.
Cassie Lindley People Director
Cassie started at the group in October 2018 after previously worked at Cotton Traders, Comet and Matalan. With the growth of the business in the last few years the role of People Director is a new addition to the group, and amidst exciting times for the future growth of the company Cassie is spearheading the new People strategy within the group.
James Rigg Sales and Customer Services Director
James joined 2008. James works to ensure that we make the most of every opportunity that comes in to the sales team, and to ensure if things do go wrong, that our Customer Service team resolve it as quickly as possible. Talking to James to has this to say about the company ‘The exciting thing about working for Buy It Direct is that it breaks the mould in online retailing and always stays ahead of the competition by being creative and imaginative. I find it really rewarding that I have seen staff develop within the company, and progress and take on new challenges within. You are always kept on your toes, face new challenges and the on-going growth is great to be part of.’
Matthew Mitchell Finance Director
Matt started in February 2012 at Buy it Direct after previously worked at Haines Watts, PKF International. He has the overall responsibility for financial management and control as well as being the lead for management information and of risks.
Simon Barnett IT Director
Simon previously owned his own IT networking company and now works at Buy it Direct and is responsible for the IT infrastructure and all IT projects at the Buy it Direct group.
Jo Sykes Marketing Director
Jo is the newest Director at the Buy it Direct Group. After graduating from Manchester University Jo has had a variety of marketing roles, working from an assistant at the start and working her way up throughout the years. Jo worked previously at Mars, PZ Cussons, M&C Saatchi and most recently as freelance consultant working with brands like Schloer. Jo is working closely with the marketing department to help grow the awareness of Buy it Direct and all the brands within the group and to help move us forward to the next step in our journey.
Mark inspires his team to create an exciting shopping experience that delivers and delights.
John motivates our designers to carefully craft instore and online assets for each campaign.
Craig likes to keep our team up to date with the latest tech, and our websites running smoothly.
Sarah keeps our logistics team and systems in check – inside and outside of the warehouse.
Emma Health & Safety
Emma inspires her people to keep everyone safe and happy, in a tidy, risk-free environment.
Nathan Business solutions
Nathan keeps us one step ahead of our competitors by reviewing the latest techy advancements.
Clare inspires her team to double check our company’s finances, and keep them flowing smoothly.
Jason Retail sales
Jason helps our store teams perform to the highest standard in Huddersfield, Elland and the East Midlands.
Paul Business sales
Pauls supports our business sales team in taking care of our trade and corporate customers.
Marc Appliance category
Marc’s team work directly with our appliance brands, to help us find the best price.
Kayleigh Commercial category
Kayleigh’s in charge of our IT brands, and helps us to secure the best tech deals for our customers.
Adrian Category Manager
The ones who look after furniture and bathroom brands and work with them to ensure a good offering for our customers.