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Europa recognises duo with double promotion

Europa Worldwide Group recognises duo with double promotion

Both based at Europa’s Dartford head office, Vanita Dass-Puri has been promoted to the new position of Group Recruitment and Talent Manager. Nicola Laidlaw-Rolph is promoted to the new role of Deputy Head of Property and Facilities.

Growth continues

The promotions come as Europa continues to expand rapidly. Organic volume growth across the business is running at 20 per cent and its presence in the market is stronger than ever before.

Since joining Europa as Internal Recruitment and Acquisition Manager in September 2017, Vanita Dass-Puri has played a vital role in the team. Vanita now heads up and oversees all of Europa Worldwide Group’s internal recruitment strategy. Part of her role is to grow the recruitment team to deliver a best in class function.

New recruitment programmes

She will also continue to help drive forward Europa’s Rapid Career Development Programme, which provides a serious alternative to university for bright and passionate young people. Vanita has more than 12 years’ experience in recruitment, having previously worked in the retail sector.

Growing estate

As Deputy Head of Property and Facilities, Nicola Laidlaw-Rolph, now leads and facilitates facilities management solutions across Europa’s large estate. She travels across its four warehouse sites, ensuring unification as well as overseeing health and safety compliance. This includes Europa’s state-of-the-art, £30million 1Hub, which celebrated its 4th birthday recently. Nicola joined in 2012 as Procurement Manager, later taking on increased responsibility as Procurement and Facilities Manager in 2014.

Investing in people

Rob Ross, Finance Director at Europa Worldwide Group comments: “We are delighted to announce the promotions of Vanita and Nicola. Both are an integral part of the team. Their promotions reflect true dedication, and demonstrate our own commitment to investing in people, developing in-house talent and encouraging progression.

“It’s an exciting time for Europa as we continue to grow and expand the business. We’re determined to challenge and lead the logistics sector to address common issues including high turnover rates, employee satisfaction levels and skills shortages. Vanita will lead Europa’s recruitment strategy to bring on board the very best.

“Responsible for important lease and contract negotiations, Nicola will also play a pivotal role in Europa’s growth programme, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.”

Vanita Dass-Puri comments: “I’m really excited about my new role, leading the recruitment strategy and growing my team. I relish providing an excellent and efficient recruitment service to Europa. Finding the right candidate for a role, and indeed the right role for a potential candidate, is the key to success.”

Nicola Laidlaw-Rolph added: “My new role is incredibly exciting. I’m looking forward to greater responsibility, travelling across Europa’s sites and working with new people. I’m determined to lead my team to future success by ensuring an effective and efficient property portfolio in a challenging economic climate.”

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