Some of the friendly faces behind the business

Meet the team

Jim Hart

Jim Hart

CEO

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.

Michelle Littlewood

Michelle Littlewood

Managing Director

What Michelle doesn’t do at Europlus Direct isn’t worth doing! When she’s not jetting off here there and everywhere, Michelle manages all departments and teams as well as the day-to-day running of EPD HQ.

A self-confessed workaholic, Michelle redresses the balance with a love of socialising, learning how to ski, playing rounders and indulging in some serious retail therapy.

Marie Wollstadt

Marie Wollstadt

Team Leader - EPD Post Warranty Worldwide

German-born Marie learned English when she was 5 and spent a year in America. She joined Europlus Direct in 2011 and currently oversees all EPD Post-warranty activity across the globe.

Before joining Europlus Direct, Marie enjoyed spells in Sales for Acorn Stairlifts and then providing solar panels for Evo Energy. 

A keen whiskey sampler, Marie enjoys cooking and reading.  Staff not only rely on Marie to keep things ship-shape at work, but also to help with the fun things in her role as a member of the EPD Social committee, as she organises social and charity events for the whole company.

Christian Pullara

Christian Pullara

Sales Manager, Lenovo

After spells working on client, Bet 365 at ICS and writing sport articles and a stint at an agency working on a campaign for an Italian ice cream company, Christian joined Europlus Direct in 2011.

Originally from Sicily, Christian studied in Leeds, earning a degree in Business Management and a masters in Human Resources Management. In his spare time, he loves running, playing football and spending time with his dog – a fun-loving weimaraner called Eldon. 

Christian is also a film buff and loves reading books about the Italian Mafia.

Culture

With all major European languages spoken in one office at our UK headquarters, we work in a diverse and inspiring environment – not least when we’re testing our taste buds with regular lunchtime buffets based on the latest country of choice. It’s busy too, and with monthly prizes such as holidays up for grabs for our best salespeople, it’s exciting with a competitive, but supportive edge.

And if all that fun and excitement gets too much for staff, there’s always our stress-busting monthly massage days to fall back on and enjoy!

We’re a very ambitious, young company and with that, we greatly appreciate the efforts of all our colleagues who all benefit from clearly defined career paths and yearly salary increases, based on performance.

Oh, and if any of our team is lucky enough to win a company holiday, our lovely modern offices are based right by the airport, which is handy for a quick getaway.

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Careers

  • Inside Sales Executive – US market

    Location: Yeadon, Leeds (business park next to Leeds Bradford airport)
    Salary: Neg

    We would like you to join our expanding sales team at Europlus Direct Ltd, based next to Leeds Bradford Airport. We have a great new office and an even better international team. We are a global company with offices in the UK, Australia, USA & Spain and we predict fantastic growth with annual turnover expected to double in the next 12 months. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of something special.

  • French Inside Sales Executive

    Location: Yeadon, Leeds (business park next to Leeds Bradford airport)
    Salary: £16,000-£19,000 + uncapped commission

    We would like you to join our expanding sales team at Europlus Direct Ltd, based next to Leeds Bradford Airport. We have a new, bright office and an even better international team consisting of nationalities such as German, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish, Dutch… and English. We have fun social events, an outside south facing dining area and even a masseur coming once a month. (What more could you ask for, right?)

What the industry says...

The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013

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The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Queens Award for International Trade 2008

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UK Trade & Investment

Best Multilingual Website 2004

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