After studying French and German at Nottingham University, Jim started his career working for a publishing company selling into the German market before making the move to travel and work overseas, living for periods in Sydney, Santiago and crossing Russia on the Trans Mongolian Express.
Combining his love of travel and business, Jim set up Europlus Direct in 2004 with one vision; to make it simple for businesses to trade internationally. With 8 global operations across Australasia, Africa, America and Europe, one of Jim’s proudest moments was when Europlus Direct won the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2008 and 2013, taking him one step closer to achieving his goal.
Outside of the office, Jim loves spending time with his family and when he’s not teaching his children how to play different sports, he enjoys rustling up a barbecue. When time allows, Jim also enters a few cycling Sportives every year and takes to the golf course every now and then – although with more enthusiasm than skill. But he’s working on that.