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 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 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 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 Val D'isere in one day.
James's advice: Never stop pushing boundaries; there's always a better way.
Before joining Buy It Direct Simon worked in various technology roles including IT systems design and support, software development and as Technical Director for several healthcare software businesses. Here his department supports and helps enable our rapid growth and changing business requirements.
Out of work Simon likes walking and climbing hills.
Simon’s advice: The best solutions start by understanding the business problem. The technology comes second.
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.
After running a small chain of convenience stores, Paul began working in the contact centre industry. He worked hard and got numerous promotions along the way. Before joining Buy It Direct just over five years ago, he managed contact centres for EE, Tesco and TalkTalk Business.
Out of work, Paul is an avid equestrian and show ride judge. He was invited to judge at Windsor Castle for the Queen on a couple of occasions and rode 95 horses in 1 day.
Paul’s advice: Work hard, be dedicated, deliver with passion, and you will have a very bright future here.
"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
Adam encourages our creatives to push boundaries and capture our audiences’ attention.
Joshua keeps our warehouse in Elland moving, making sure orders are sent out on time.
Operations - Elland
Sarah keeps our logistics team and systems in check – inside and outside of the warehouse.
Gavin supports our SEO, PPC, affiliate and trader teams to give our online sales an exciting boost.
Trading & Acquisition
Nathan keeps us one step ahead of our competitors by reviewing the latest techy advancements.
Farooq manages our warehouse and supports our engineers, to keep everything running smoothly.
Bruce looks after operations at our East Midlands warehouse. Bringing stock in and sending orders out.
Marc’s team work directly with our appliance brands, to help us find the best price.
Kayleigh’s in charge of our IT brands, and helps us to secure the best tech deals for our customers.
Caroline’s team use their analytical skills (and a crystal ball) to purchase stock and predict future demand.
Christine supports our furniture and bathroom team, who discover inspirational products for less.
Richard and his team plan our purchases to ensure we have enough stock for all our customers.
Craig likes to keep our team up to date with the latest tech, and our websites running smoothly.
Tina chats with our suppliers and manufacturers to find new and exciting products, for the best price.
Richard manages our Appliance Returns, ensuring all stock is tested and moved through our Reverse Logistics processes.
Buying bulk for Trade? Ryan’s your man, dealing with all our major trade clients.
Victor and his amazing team ensure we have new innovative products at competitive prices to beat our competitors.
OEM & Compliance
Clare inspires her team to double check our company’s finances, and keep them flowing smoothly.
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