Europa Road makes new HR appointment

International transport company, Europa Road, has promoted Nathalie De Preetere to the new position of Human Resources Business Partner as part of its business plan.

The role of HR Business Partner is the first of its kind in Europa Road, and will specifically lead to the strategic development across the group while supporting the company’s growing team in Belgium.

From her base in Ostend, Belgium, Preetere will establish policies and procedures designed to ensure a fair, safe and productive work environment while continuing to deliver its DDP product – a solution to ensure the smooth, hassle-free delivery of goods to the UK.

Preetere will oversee the Belgian HR strategies of the group and contribute to the creation of the team. Working very closely with the UK team in Kent, her department plays a key role in ensuring that Europa Road’s key values are also respected.

In her role, she will also assist in supporting, motivating and inspiring the growing team.

Europa Road Non-Network and Continental Director, Carlo Turner, welcomed Preetere to the team.

“We are delighted to be promoting Nathalie to her new role of HR Business Partner at Europe Road, and we need to ensure our team in Western Europe have one central point of access for HR matters, which is critical to the business,” he said.

Preetere was pleased to accept the new role.

“All employees should feel valued and motivated when they come to work, and I am delighted to be promoted to HR Business Partner, a new role within Europa Road,” she said.

“I particularly look forward to seeing the positive impact my new position will have across the business functions.

“I look forward to helping the company with expansion in Western Europe, and how we can continue to develop HR business strategies in line with Europe’s overarching vision to become ‘bigger, better and bolder’.

“Incredibly exciting times lie ahead, and I look forward to the next stage in Europe’s onward journey.”

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