Our Amazing Team

Our company would not be where is it today with this amazing lot, they really are the back bone to everything we do.

Give the team a call, we are looking forward to helping you.

0044 1282 839525

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1st European Team

Management

Jenna Tattersall

Jenna Tattersall

Managing Director

Jenna has over 20 years experience in the Freight industry, she formed First European Logistics in 2009. First European provides a logistical solution to our clients for express movements throughout Europe.

“My team worked brilliantly to be awarded a New Start ‘Business of Year’ award in 2011 and we have since gone on to achieve great recognition and establish a dedicated transport network across the whole of Europe.

When I’m not in the office (I’m usually on the phone to the office), but personally, I like going to the gym, travelling and spending time at home with my baby boy Grayson and my dog Mia.”

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Beth Halliwell

Beth Halliwell

Operations Director

Beth joined First European Logistics from college in August 2011.
Beth has worked her way up the company to Director. Starting out as a Sales and Logistics Co-Ordinator, she has worked tirelessly over the years to ensure the success of First European and we couldn’t think of a better candidate for the position when it become available. She is a massive asset to our business, she keeps the wheels turning every day!
Outside of work, Beth likes going to the gym, socializing with friends, going on holidays and spending time with her new husband Tommy and dog Teddy!
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Mohammed Rahman

Operations Manager

Mohammed joined First European in 2021 after completing 5 years at university obtaining a degree in Bio Chemistry. He decided medicine wasn’t for him and the transport industry was, there loss our gain! Mo will be on hand to help organise your logistical needs for the most competitive price.

Since Mo joined us he has proven himself to be amazing at what he does meaning he is now our Operations Manager

Outside of work Mo spends time with family and his new wife Tanya!

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Imogen Smith

Customs Clearance Manager

Imogen joined our customs team in 2021, creating EADS, T FORMS, IMPORT DECLARATIONS and more! Working her way up from Agent, to Supervisor and now Manager!

Outside of work Imogen enjoys spending time with her brothers and her sister.

In May 2023 Imogen passed her driving test! Congrats Imogen on becoming the new taxi service for all of us!

Transport

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Mohammed Rahman

Operations Manager

Mohammed joined First European in 2021 after completing 5 years at university obtaining a degree in Bio Chemistry. He decided medicine wasn’t for him and the transport industry was, there loss our gain! Mo will be on hand to help organise your logistical needs for the most competitive price.

Since Mo joined us he has proven himself to be amazing at what he does meaning he is now our Operations Manager

Outside of work Mo spends time with family and his new wife Tanya!

Elisha Winterborne

Elisha Winterbourne

Sales & Logistics Coordinator

Elisha joined us in February 2022. She’s our youngest team member but don’t let this fool you. She’s hardworking and here to get the job done!

Outside of work she loves her country hikes and going out for nice food, Having worked in local restaurants over the past few years, she’s the one to tap for recommendations when eating out.

Sarah Bleasdale

Sarah Bleasdale

Client Account Manager

Sarah joined our team in November 2020 to organise your export and import declarations.

She started creating EADS, T FORMS, IMPORT DECLARATIONS and many more!

September  2022 Sarah returned from maternity leave after having her little boy and moved departments over to transport. She is enjoying the change and helping the guys out over in the transport team organising collections & deliveries.

Before joining First European team Sarah worked at Audi as a sales advisor. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her partner Robert and little girl Tia, she is partial to the odd glass of red.

Michelle Kendall

Michelle Kendall

Client Account Manager

Michelle joined us in May 2023.

Michelle is our new Client Account Manager. She’s going to be managing our house accounts. So for our long time customers, you might get Michelle as your point of contact

After working in a similar role before being a customer service executive for a local business, she certainly knows how to win the customers over.

Michelle is very approachable, friendly, bubbly and would believe she is the funniest in the office.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her daughter Vicky and her grand children Harley and Isabella.

Feel free to ring and ask for Michelle for any queries or questions.

Jodie

Jodie

Sales & Logistics Coordinator

Jodie is one of the newest members of our team. Before joining First European Jodie worked in telesales for a few years.

Here at First European Jodie is a Sales & Logistics Coordinator, booking and handling shipments right across Europe, She’s also contacting potential new customers to offer our services, putting her years of telesales experience to use!

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also loves reading and watching crime dramas on television.

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Mia Tattersall

Emotional Support

Say hello to Mia. She’s our office morale booster.

Mia is Jenna’s dog and the real boss of the office. She has everyone wrapped round her paws.

She’s loves cuddles and treats and long walks on her lunch break with Elisha.

Customs

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Imogen Smith

Customs Clearance Manager

Imogen joined our customs team in 2021, creating EADS, T FORMS, IMPORT DECLARATIONS and more! Working her way up from Agent, to Supervisor and now Manager!

Outside of work Imogen enjoys spending time with her brothers and her sister.

In May 2023 Imogen passed her driving test! Congrats Imogen on becoming the new taxi service for all of us!

Lisa Hartley

Lisa Hartley

Custom Clearance Agent

Lisa Joined us in May 2023.

Before joining First European, Lisa worked in collection and enforcement industry.

Outside of work, Lisa spends her time trackside or at car shows. This meant working in transport was another way for Lisa to add vehicles to her life 😃.

Sean Lockyer

Sean Lockyer

Customs & Logistics Coordinator

Sean is our newest member of the team, Joined us in February 2024 as a Customs and Logistics co-ordinator.

Sean has predominantly worked in sea and air freight since coming to the UK in 2012.

He is now expanding his knowledge within the road freight customs sector of our company but also looking to develop our air and sea freight sector of the company.

Outside of work, Sean spends a lot of time with his wife and baby daughter Izabella.

He is passionate about his sports, loves football and tennis but generally likes to keep fit and be outdoors.

Accounts

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Red Allen

Trainee Accountant

Red joined us in June 2021.

He started out organising transport across the UK & Europe then moving into the customs team, creating EADS, T FORMS, IMPORT DECLARATIONS and more! He’s also the one behind our social media posts and website updates.

He’s now starting a whole new career journey with us. He’s our new Trainee Accountant.

Before joining our team Red worked for EE/BT for 13 years, whilst there he had many different roles from fixing technical issues to CEO complaint handling and Team Management.

He is originally from South Shields and has moved to our area to be with his partner. Outside of work Red enjoys going to the gym, country walks with partner Nathan and dog Jeff.

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Karen Ahern

Book Keeper

Karen joined our accounts team in October 2022. Karen has many years experience in book keeping and accounts.

Karen’s role with us is to assist Emma manage the day to day running our the accounts department. Her main duties are purchase invoicing, sales invoicing and general office duties.

Outside of work Karen enjoys lots of holidays, her nick name is Judith Chalmers. When she isn’t in the office she will be on the beach, cocktail in hand sunning herself.

HR

Natalie Schofield

HR Manager

Natalie joined our team as HR Manager in February 2024. With over 7 years’ experience and a degree in HR Management, Natalie’s strengths lie within employee relations with a keen interest in supporting and developing workplace wellbeing strategies.

Her new role will see her support our ‘family feel’ people strategy as we continue our growth plan and is integral to the next step in becoming one of the best places to work.

Outside of work Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband Luke and her dog Rorey ❤
She is also becoming some what of a chef in our office!