left to right Europa Gatwick Branch Manager Carys Rose Shears and Mitch Clarke Regional Manager

Europa Gatwick branch manager Carys Rose Shears and regional manager Mitch Clarke

Europa Worldwide Group has opened a Gatwick sales branch to accommodate its growing national and international footprint.

The new sales office, at Gatwick Airport Manor Royal, will target businesses in the Greater London area looking for local road freight services.

The group, which consists of Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea and Europa Warehouse, chose the Gatwick area for its growth potential and for the prevalence of businesses that export to Europe.

Europa’s closest site to Gatwick in the South West is in Southampton. It also operates a sales road freight branch at Heathrow.

This latest launch brings Europa’s sales network to 18 sites following the opening of three new branches in Cardiff, Cambridge and Liverpool in 2022.

The Gatwick sales office is part of a wider strategy which has seen Europa Worldwide Group invested more than £3m over the past year into increasing its UK European road freight sales network through its Europa Road division.

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The company which recently reported a record turnover of £316m for the last 12 months, said it has “ambitious plans” for continued investment, despite the current economic situation.

The new Gatwick team of five, is led by branch manager Carys Shears who joins the new branch with eight years management experience at Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer.

She said: “I’m delighted to be leading this great new team here at the Gatwick branch. This is a really exciting step forward as we continue to increase our UK footprint.

“The recent announcement of investment into national infrastructure in and around the Gatwick area will be of huge benefit to our customers, and I am looking forward to being part of the Europa’s continued success.”

Adrian Redmile, branch network and sales director added: “We’d like to welcome Carys and the rest of the Gatwick team to the Europa network.

“We recognise that physical presence within an area helps to solidify good customer service and create loyalty, both of which are vital to the daily operating processes at Europa Road.

“Having a fantastic local team in Gatwick means we will be able to support the area’s growing supply chain’s import and export needs – specifically on our pan-European daily services.”