22,000 crossings per year
300,000 DDP consignments since launch
19 depots in the Benelux, the UK & Ireland

New role at Europa

Expanding road freight company Europa Road, has promoted  Nathalie De Preetere to the new position of Human Resources Business Partner, as part of the company’s plans.

The role of HR Business Partner, which is the first of its kind within Europa Road, will lead specifically on the strategic development for HR across the group to support its growing team in Belgium, which now stands at 36.

This follows the recent change from Continental Cargo Carriers to Europa Road as well as expanded services.

HR Business Partner roles and responsibilities

Based in Oostende, Nathalie will establish the policies and procedures designed to ensure a fair, safe and productive work environment as the business continues to deliver its market-leading DDP product, a specialist solution to ensure the frictionless delivery of goods to the UK as they did before Brexit. Her role will also assist in supporting, motivating, and inspiring the growing team.

Nathalie’s efforts will be focused on overseeing the groups’ Belgian HR strategies to help create an engaged and happy team. As well as working closely with the UK team based in Kent (in the UK) her department will also play a key role in ensuring that Europa Road’s key values, which include providing highly efficient customer service are also met.

Comment from Non-Network and Continent Director Carlo Turner

We are delighted to promote Nathalie into the role of HR Business Partner at Europa Road, and we need to ensure that our team in Western Europe has a central point of contact for HR which is pivotal to the business.

Labour laws in Europe

One of the major differences between the UK and international HR management is the need to address different countries’ labour laws.

Comment from Non-Network and Continent Director Carlo Turner

It is also important that as a business we ensure we’re sensitive to cultural issues and differences that crossing boundaries and borders may have. As Europa Road continues to expand its dedicated Western European team, we look forward to what lies ahead for us in the future.

Cross boarder Brexit deals

The business will also continue to play a pivotal role in supporting its extended services in Europa’s unique post Brexit DDP product which was launched following 5.8m euros investment, in response to the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).

Comment from Nathalie De Preetere

“All employees should feel valued and motivated when they come to work, and I am delighted to be promoted to a new role with Europa Road as HR Business Partner. I am especially looking forward to seeing the positive impacts that my new position will have within the business functions.

“Having previously worked with Continental Cargo Carriers I have a solid understanding of the principal foundations that the business is built on, and what is valued and important to the team here at Europa Road. I am looking forward to helping the business expand into Western Europe, and to see how we can continue to develop the HR business strategies in line with Europa’s overarching vision to become bigger, better and bolder. There are incredibly exciting times ahead, and I am looking forward to this next phase in Europa’s onward journey.”