Meet the people who make us, us

Our Directors

 

Nick Glynne

Our founder, Nick, graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Social Anthropology, then produced a series of documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four. He bought Easy Computers (now Laptops Direct) in 1999, and has since transformed a handful of other businesses through his mottos 'Anything is possible' and 'Detail is everything'.

On a weekend, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, and is looking forward to exciting adventures in his new campervan.

Nick's advice: Be yourself. Push your ideas. Work hard. Get noticed.

 

Andy Field

Andy graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in ‘93, before working at Insight, and then Dabs.com. He joined us in 2004, and now manages our commercial division getting the final say on every product we sell, to ensure a healthy mix of brands and a great customer experience.

Outside of work, Andy enjoys photography and cooking – you can even catch him in December 2016's episode of Come Dine With Me, in Huddersfield.

Andy’s advice: With the right work ethic you can achieve anything here.

 

Cassie Lindley

Cassie joined the world of work aged 9, with a 5am milk round. She went on to work her magic for Compass Group, Matalan and Cotton Traders, then joined us in October 2018, to implement her innovative, people-focused strategy.

In her free time, Cassie enjoys woodland walks with her family and setting herself challenges – before turning 40, Cassie completed her first 10k run in under an hour.

Cassie's advice: Build relationships across the business to achieve your goals.

 

James Rigg

James started working aged 15 by mowing his neighbours’ lawns, then bought a moped one year later to scale his business. In 2008, he joined our team to find new sales opportunities; since then, his department’s grown from 15 to 270+ people, and he’s helped countless teammates to become our future leaders.

Out of work, James is an adrenalin junkie, having skied all the black runs in Tignes and al D'isere in one day.

James's advice: Never stop pushing boundaries; there's always a better way.

 

Simon Barnett

Before starting at Buy It Direct, Simon owned an IT networking company. He's now responsible for our internal IT structure and every project we carry out.

 

Dan Myers

After graduating from Durham university, Dan enjoyed a 25-year profession in corporate finance and banking, followed by time as CFO for thebigword and VTL Group. In 2012, he supported our company with a temporary project, and later joined us permanently.

Out of work, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and walking; he once climbed 42 hills in 6 days to reach the height of Everest.

Dan’s advice: Grasp the opportunity; there’s a great career here for anyone who’s commercially-minded and hard working.

"I completed my apprenticeship as a supply chain administrator then applied to be a buying assistant. I was so excited to get my promotion; my new role allows me to prioritise certain work while giving me added responsibilities."

Danielle Buying Assistant

Our Managers

Marketing

Mark inspires his team to create an exciting shopping experience that delivers and delights.

Mark

Marketing

Creative

Adam encourages our creatives to push boundaries and capture our audiences’ attention.

Adam

Creative

Operations - Elland

Joshua keeps our warehouse in Elland moving, making sure orders are sent out on time.

Joshua

Operations - Elland

Operations

Sarah keeps our logistics team and systems in check – inside and outside of the warehouse.

Sarah

Operations

Traffic

Gavin supports our SEO, PPC, affiliate and trader teams to give our online sales an exciting boost.

Gavin

Trading & Acquisition

Business Solutions

Nathan keeps us one step ahead of our competitors by reviewing the latest techy advancements.

Nathan

Business Solutions

Warehouse & Tech Team

Farooq manages our warehouse and supports our engineers, to keep everything running smoothly.

Farooq

Warehouse & Tech Team

Operations

Bruce looks after operations at our East Midlands warehouse. Bringing stock in and sending orders out.

Bruce

Operations

Retail Sales

Jason helps our store teams perform to the highest standard in Huddersfield, Elland and the East Midlands.

Jason

Retail Sales

Appliance Category

Marc’s team work directly with our appliance brands, to help us find the best price.

Marc

Appliance Category

Business Sales

Paul supports our business sales team in taking care of our trade and corporate customers.

Paul

Business Sales

Furniture Category

Christine supports our furniture and bathroom team, who discover inspirational products for less.

Christine

Furniture Category

Commercial Category

Kayleigh’s in charge of our IT brands, and helps us to secure the best tech deals for our customers.

Kay

IT Category

Customer Care

Paul cares for our returns team, who go over and above to meet our customers’ expectations.

Paul

Customer Care

Purchasing

Tina chats with our suppliers and manufacturers to find new and exciting products, for the best price.

Tina

Purchasing

IT

Craig likes to keep our team up to date with the latest tech, and our websites running smoothly.

Craig

IT

Design

John motivates our designers to carefully craft instore and online assets for each campaign.

John

Design

Trade Sales

Buying bulk for Trade? Ryan’s your man, dealing with all our major trade clients.

Ryan

Trade Sales

OEM, Shipping & Compliance

Victor and his amazing team ensure we have new innovative products at competitive prices to beat our competitors.

Victor

OEM & Compliance

Finance

Clare inspires her team to double check our company’s finances, and keep them flowing smoothly.

Clare

Finance

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