- 7 July 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Rob Jones is to be Finance Director of Europa Worldwide Group, moving from his post as Non-Executive Director that he took up in January 2020. He has worked with the MD Andrew Baxter since he bought the company.
Through the pandemic and Brexit changes, Europa Worldwide has continued to seek solutions for its customers such as the Brexit customs product Europa Flow. It has invested in its estate including the £60 million Corby warehouse and developed its HR practices.
In his new post, Jones is to strengthen the Finance team while working on reviewing finances across the Europa Worldwide businesses – Road, Air & Sea, Warehouse, Showfreight, Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers. He has years of experience in business and has amongst other things set up an intelligence-led security company that grew to be the fourth largest in the UK and has 6,500 staff.
Andrew Baxter explained why Jones was the best person for the Finance Director post: “Rob knows the business, from our challenges to our solutions and strategies, which he has helped to create over the past year.
“Previously his role was to focus on maximising opportunities flowing from Brexit and how we navigate through the changes, alongside reviewing the company’s strategy in the context of COVID-19 and how we need to adapt.
“I feel confident we have now resolved these short-term complexities and can focus on the future, which is why I have chosen to position Rob as our Finance Director – he has the skills, knowledge and passion required.”
Rob Jones, Finance Director at Europa Worldwide Group said: “I’m delighted to become Finance Director. Having been involved in the early days it was a privilege to start working within the business again last year and see how successful it has become and how much it has grown.
“The company has performed extremely well throughout the recent challenges faced and I’m confident my skills will be key in offering financial management, support and advice as we continue to recover not just as a business but as an economy.”