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!)

James Ball

James joined Twente in December 2017 as our Sales and Marketing Manager with a remit of developing Twente Express’s flagship Benelux service as well as developing other areas of the business and identifying new opportunities.

James graduated from Bangor University in North Wales with a 2:1 in Business Studies and Marketing. His substantial industry knowledge and extensive operational and sales experience gained in his previous role will enable James to become a natural fit for the company and the team.

For all his sins James is an Aston Villa fan and avid football follower. When not spending time with his family and friends he’s usually planning his next trip abroad. A lover of films, books, food and the great outdoors, James can often be found doing anything to avoid his Gym membership.

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

Donna McKeon

Donna joined Twente in April 2015 from a previous accounting role in the security industry where she had been for 12 years. She is mother to two daughters, Tara and Elena and married to Michael. Away from work Donna has been a Guide and Rainbow Leader since 1998