Meet the team.

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Jon Shepherd

Chief Executive Officer

Jon is responsible for driving our growth strategy and developing wider opportunities for Direct Online Services within the Broadview group to ensure our long-term success.

 

After graduating with a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Nottingham University, Jon became a Chartered Accountant before entering the retail sector, gaining extensive experience in leading omnichannel transformations and expanding businesses. He also has a great passion for rugby, having played professionally for Rotherham Rugby Club and is a keen supporter of Gloucester Rugby Club.

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John Whitton

Operations Director

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Andrew Shakespeare 

Digital and Marketing Director

Andrew is responsible for our eCommerce and Marketing teams, implementing a data-driven approach to our marketing strategy and web design to drive significant revenue growth. 

 

He has an impressive track record of eCommerce growth, including his time at start-up Finery London as Head of eCommerce and Analytics, where he helped to grow their eCommerce revenue from zero to £8m in the first two years of trading. Andrew is also a keen cricketer, having played during his time at Oxford University and now for his local team.

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Tahnee Miles

Buying and Merchandising Director

Tahnee is responsible for optimising the stock planning process and the supply chain as well as product development to support the future growth of the business. 

 

She has over ten years of experience within merchandising and supply chain roles, including working at Briers and the Home Retail Group, before joining Direct Online Services in 2018. Tahnee has a great passion for interior design, and when she's not sourcing products for us, she's busy renovating her own home.

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Jozef Sevcik

Chief Technology Officer

Jozef is the core architect of our bespoke software systems, including our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool. His largest project to date has been our bespoke ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, Athena, that increases the capability and efficiency of our back-office and operations management. 

 

Jozef has over 15 years of commercial software development experience, starting as a Software Developer for HSBC Czech Republic. He also co-founded a software development firm in Prague, delivering bespoke software systems for many clients, from start-ups to enterprises. Jozef enjoys reading, travelling and has a real passion for ambient and techno music; when he's not listening to it, he is busy creating his own.

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Darren Watts

Interim Chief Financial Officer

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Nicki Burge 

HR Director

Nicki is responsible for developing our people strategies to support our business growth, ensuring we create the right culture for our employees to be successful at what they do.

 

After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Industrial Relations and Sociology, she started her HR career at Masstock Arable. Nicki went on to work for Kohler Mira for over nine years, gaining vast experience in employee engagement, talent management and change initiatives before joining Direct Online Services in 2021. When she's not at work, Nicki is either practising playing the piano, learning to jive or watching Cheltenham Town FC as a season ticket holder for over 20 years! 

Darren joined Direct Online Services in 2021 as Interim Finance Director and oversees a broad range of financial functions. He works closely with stakeholders throughout the Broadview Holding group to plan for the long term financial success and security of the business.

 

Darren is ACCA qualified and has worked for a range of flagship companies including Orange, Lloyds Bank and Sony, delivering commercial initiatives, ERP change programs and Financial control projects. When not working Darren enjoys running, walking and following Bristol City FC with his children as a season ticket holder.

John joined Direct Online Services in 2021 as Director of Operations and is responsible for the logistics involved in delivering thousands of industry-leading surface products to our customers.

 

John is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has over 20 years of experience delivering transformative supply chain logistics to fast-paced, customer-focused businesses.