John Pursey

John joined Twente as Commercial Director in January 2020 and brings with him over 35 years of International supply chain experience – specialising in the Automotive and Pharmaceutical sectors.

John has introduced a “Retain & Grow” strategy to the team with a focus on developing existing Customer and Partner relationships, in offering quality solutions and competitively priced services, with value in mind every time!

Originally from the Bristol area, John has travelled extensively in his career that includes 4 years spent in Australia working for a Japanese owned global logistics provider.

Now living locally to Twente Express (a bonus!) John is married to Rachel with two daughters, who inspire him every day! John enjoys rare journeys in his 1964 MGB as a labour of love and is a keen International Cricket follower, having enjoyed Pommie-Aussie banter working in Australia previously.

Neil Hannify

Neil joined Twente Express in September 2019 as Sales Manager bringing with him a wealth of over 25 years’ experience in working directly with the UK pallet and parcels sector. Neil’s primary role is to develop new business opportunities throughout the Midlands area and to maintain existing relationships with Twente’s ever growing customer base.

In his spare time Neil has 3 young children which actually leaves him with little spare time!
He is an avid sports fan and will watch most sports, whenever the kids allow!

Alison Martin

Alison brings 15 years experience in European Road Freight to the Twente team and is extremely customer focused and always goes the extra mile to ensure that excellent service is provided at all times.

Alison has gained valuable knowledge within a Sales/Customer Service Supervisory role and also has an operational background within the freight industry.

Away from work Alison is an ‘expert’ at socialising and loves to plan holidays/weekends away in the UK & Europe for her and her partner Carl. Alison is an avid fast car fan and enjoys car factory tours and spectating at track days. Family & friends play a huge part in Alison’s life, especially her 10 year old niece Sophie Louise who is the apple of her eye.

Stuart Laight

Stuart joins the Twente Express team bringing a wealth of over 30 years experience in working directly within the UK pallet & parcels sector, as well as providing international worldwide solutions for customers. In addition Stuart has experience of warehousing, storage, pick & pack, and related added-value services.
  
Stuart’s interests include travel, food & culture as well as most sports and is particularly enjoying the recent revival of his football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Louise Downing

With over 26 years working within the industry gaining valuable experience in both European Imports and Exports and in more recent years specialising in Ocean Freight Imports Lou joined the team at Twente Express in May 2019.  She prides herself in ensuring excellent customer service with attention to detail, with an adaptive approach to her work.

Outside of work she regularly volunteers at Cannock Chase Parkrun and is currently assisting in the setup of a brand-new Parkrun venue at Chasewater, which is local to Twente Express. 

She also enjoys swimming and supporting her husband Chris who is a keen runner at various races across the country.   

Another hobby is baking cupcakes for family and friends, and she loves to socialise (according to husband Chris!)

Natalie Cardall

Natalie joined the team in May 2017 as Import Supervisor having previously worked for a palletised distribution network. Natalie is extremely focused and has developed a very strong rapport with our Dutch and Belgian customers.

In her spare time Natalie enjoys watching her favourite football team West Bromwich Albion, following them home and away whenever she can. She also enjoys dining out, films, music and looking after her 4 cats.

Fancy joining us too?

If you are an experienced driver, planner or forwarder looking for a new and exciting challenge then we would like to meet with you to discuss your experience and career aspirations.

For a confidential discussion about what a career with Twente Express could mean for you then please contact Commercial Director Rob Clarke on 01543 362231 or email your CV along with a covering letter to rob@twente.co.uk

Fancy joining us?

If you are an experienced driver, planner or forwarder looking for a new and exciting challenge then we would like to meet with you to discuss your experience and career aspirations.

For a confidential discussion about what a career with Twente Express could mean for you then please contact Commercial Director Rob Clarke on 01543 362231 or email your CV along with a covering letter to rob@twente.co.uk

Rob Clarke

Rob joined the team on a permanent basis in September 2016 but has worked closely with Twente Express for many years. Rob worked in Financial Services since graduating from University of Leeds.

His association with Twente started when he became the companies Bank Manager in 2007.

Twente were always one of his most interesting and enjoyable clients and when an opportunity presented itself for Rob to have a career change he jumped at the chance. Rob worked as a consultant to the Board of Twente for nearly 12 months before taking up his current permanent position.

Away from work Rob is married to Jane and they have three children Liv, Jess and James. Rob enjoys day’s away fishing when he gets the chance and is a keen follower of Liverpool FC.

Sue Hemphill

Following a successful but short nursing career and a 2 year move to Madrid, Sue entered the forwarding sector in 1987 after the birth of her eldest daughter, and has 26 years of experience in this field.

In 1999 Sue and her husband Rod started their own freight forwarding business and after 12 successful years sold it to a major international forwarding organisation.

Sue came out of a short retirement in 2012 to cover for Jemma on maternity leave in Twente’s signature Benelux export department and has been a permanent fixture ever since.

Sue is married to long suffering blue nose Rod and her time outside of the work place is spent with their 4 children and two fluffy white (most of the time) Westies which complete the family.

Having completed several cake decorating courses, she provides the family celebration cakes and also makes ballroom dresses for her eldest daughter Morgan – who is a professional dancer.

When not supporting Morgan at a dance competition somewhere in the world, Sue is often on the south coast visiting her youngest daughter Bailey at the University of Sussex in Brighton.