Meet the Team

Why team USB2U is the best team that ever existed

You might think we’re biased (well maybe we are) but our team really are the best in the business. All of our staff are 110% committed to delivering unparalleled customer service and superior quality branded products, so how could they not be?

Team USB2U go out of their way to exceed expectations, deliver on time and make sure your brand is looking its best on our products. You can trust us with your project and know you are in safe hands.

Want to learn more about who is looking after your order? Click on ‘show bio’ underneath a photograph to find out more about our wonderful, dedicated staff:

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Sebastian La Porta
Sebastian La Porta

Managing Director [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684812
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Originally from Sicily, Sebastian is USB2U’s very own Godfather who recently became a proud Grandfather himself. Known as Seb to his colleagues, Sebastian is a hardcore Northampton Saints fan who likes to spend his free time with family watching all things sport.  

After many trips to our Far East factories, Seb has taken a strong dislike to Tofu but is a self-confessed green tea addict. 

Anne-Marie Cook
Anne-Marie Cook

Group Marketing Director [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685040

Bio:   

Anne-Marie is originally from Devon where the cream teas are arguably much better than the cakes on offer at USB2U HQ. As well as working full time, Anne-Marie is also a part time chauffer for her children and can often be found cheering them on at the weekends at various sporting events. She recently received a Fitbit as a gift and now spends her lunchtimes walking around the warehouse to try and chalk up 10k steps a day!

 Natalie Sharpe
Natalie Sharpe

Head of Marketing & Commercial Development [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685044

Bio:   

Nat is your typical, English tea addict who strongly believes that her team’s “can do” attitude is what gives USB2U the edge.

In her free time, Nat spends most of her time running around after her toddler at the park, walking her westie, getting out in nature and occasionally baking cakes for the USB2U team to enjoy. Oh, and we mustn't forget to mention that she is a Beyoncé superfan!

 Dean Horton
Dean Horton

Head of Finance, HR and Procurement [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 212302

Bio:  

Dean is most definitely a numbers man, but he is also partial to a spot of coaching. When he's not sorting out USB2U's finances, Dean can be found at the local football club coaching the next generation of football superstars to achieve their potential. A devoted father of three, he also works part time for "Dad's Cabs". 

 Andy Gossage
Andy Gossage

Head of Sales [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684819
Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Born in Northampton, Andy brings more than 20 years’ management experience to the USB2U team. He has three little ones that he loves spending time with, and with any free time left over he’s an avid follower of F1, movies, and has a guilty pleasure in watching anything superhero related! He also has a passion for new technology and fast cars, and his one and only dislike?... Carrots!

 Karen Eede
Karen Eede

Senior Account Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685043
Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Affectionately known as Honey Badger to her colleagues, Karen is a shopping addict who makes sure she surprises herself with a new purchase delivered to the office every day. Canal boating and sight-seeing is what she loves to do in her spare time, as well as spending time with her partner, daughters and puppy. 

 

 Sam Gardner
Sam Gardner

Trade Account Manager [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Sam is a recent addition to our sales team working as an account executive. He has a passion for sport and enjoys nothing more than watching the mighty Northampton Town FC. As well as playing and watching sport he also holds a degree in Sports Development!

 Tristan Heard
Tristan Heard

Account Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684815
Tel: +44 1604 685040

Bio:   

Known as Big T, Tristan is a massive football fan. He supports Spurs, helps run his son’s under 8’s team and is also assistant manager for Sunday League team Sands United which aims to provide support for families who have suffered the loss of a child. He is also a keen music fan, and taught himself to play guitar, saying his biggest inspirations are the Madchester scene or 80’s - 2000’s indie in general.

 Sara Day
Sara Day

Junior Designer [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684813

Bio:   

Sara is a true creative at heart who is just about to graduate from her Graphic Communications degree. In her spare time, she puts her creative skills to good use by restoring antique rocking horses. She is also a qualified swim teacher, and loves to keep fit at the gym in her spare time. Having initially completed her work experience with USB2U, Sara has been part of the USB2U family for many years despite only recently starting her role as Junior Designer with us!

 Paulina
Paulina Furman

Finance Assistant [email protected]

Tel+44 1604 684816

Bio:  

 Jen Chung
Jen Chung

Operations Team Leader [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684818
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Hailing from Northampton itself, Jen has worked her way up in the Ops team, to now lead the whole team! She loves being outdoors and regularly visits zoos, wildlife parks, castles and country parks. When the weather is a bit wetter, she loves binge watching TV shows or building lego sets. Her biggest obsession is Harry Potter, having visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour a total of six times!

 Ilona Zubkaite
Ilona Zubkaite

Operations Assistant [email protected]k

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

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 Chelsea
Chelsea

Operations Assistant [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

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 Aaron Kennedy
Aaron Kennedy

Head of Production

Tel: +44 1604 684819

Bio:   

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 Leah Simpson
Lee Simpson

Print Team Leader

[email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Whilst Sheffield-native Lee works at USB2U as the Print Team Leader, outside of the office she is very artistic, with a passion for illustrating, as well as also being an apprentice tattoo artist! She says what she likes most about her role at USB2U is the freedom she feels to be creative. She enjoys spending time with her three cats, but says her biggest dislike is avocado.

 Szymon Krap
Szymon Krap

Production Assistant

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

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