Meet the Directors
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.
Meet the Managers
The ones who concentrate on creating a shopping environment that meets needs in a way that delights and builds our brand.
The real creatives. All assets in-store and online are carefully designed and produced by our expert design team.
The technical experts who ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible from website design to system management.
The ones who ensure the smooth running of our logistics areas including warehouse management and product tracking.
Emma Health & Safety
The ones who make sure that everyone operate in a safe working environment.
Nathan Business Solutions
The ones that look to the future for our technological advancements and ensure we are one step above competitors.
The ones who make sure that all financial inputs and outputs of the company flow smoothly.
Jason Retail Sales
The ones who look after our stores in Huddersfield and East Midlands and collection point in Elland.
Paul Business Sales
The ones who look after the trade and business customers we have.
Marc Category Manager
The ones who look after appliance brands and work with them to ensure a good offering for our customers.
Kayleigh Category Manager
The ones who look after IT brands and work with them to ensure a good offering 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.