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Peter Eason

Managing Director

Brought in by our Founder and Father (George Eason) in 1986 to run the foreign Newspaper and Magazines daily delivery service on behalf of The International Herald Tribune and all of their associated titles together with The Wall Street Journal for News Distribution Services Ltd. Successfully built up the cream of London’s Retail outlets in foreign News and worked with all the London wholesalers ensuring full UK coverage was achieved for all titles 365 days per year.

In 2000 took over all day to day running of E.L.B. when George Eason Retired and successfully won many major contracts within the Newspaper and Magazine industry many of which we still serve on a daily basis to this day.

Together with Stephen Eason In September 2004, after looking at many pallet networks and receiving offers from all of them we chose to join Pallet-Track which gave us the opportunity to grow the company year on year to where we are today with a turnover of more than five million pounds per annum.

July 2007 the Higgs International contract was won after a successful trial period which has continued to grow to such an extent that we now cover all of Higgs Int UK Haulage work seven days per week.

2011 started off with winning the prestigious contract for The Economist Magazine where we cover every single county in the country direct from the print site overnight for full on sale coverage across the UK the next day, covering all wholesalers and Royal Mail sorting offices.

Russell Newman

Finance Director

In the late 1990’s Russell spent two years studying and Nescot College and obtained higher level GNVQ in Business and finance, he later moved onto a finance Director’s role within a building and construction company in Surrey for a further 3 years.

In 2005 Russell joined ELB Partners Ltd as Finance Manager. He is responsible for all day to day financial matters including all accounts payable and accounts due processes, invoicing, Sage payroll and financial control issues with direct reporting to the management team. Russell is a crucial member of the team whom reports direct to the Managing Directors.

Dan Philpot

Commercial Director

Dan joined ELB originally in 2005 as an administration assistant proving his worth and quickly working his way up the chain of command before landing in the depot managers chair at ELB's second branch in Purfleet. After successfully getting the depot of the ground and gaining invaluable management experience doing so Dan returned to ELB's head office in Wimbledon to take up the role of IT manager overseeing the installation of 4-way camera systems, telematics and all of the electronic safety equipment required to achieve the FORS silver Standard.

After a brief sabbatical in 2013 Dan returned to ELB as the operations manager overseeing the day to day operation of 30 vehicles and 50 drivers ensuring that deliveries are completed in a timely manner and ensuring KPI targets are met and maintained, After growing with ELB over a 10+ year tenure Dan was promoted to Commercial Director and made responsible for the Company’s FORS compliance as well as assisting with the O license undertakings. Having successfully retained ELB’s FORS gold Accreditation in December Dan is prepped for another productive year at ELB.

Malcom Whiteley

Planning Manager

Malcolm has been with ELB since October 2012, doing the route planning for the whole company, from vans to Artic loads. He has previous experience working for Bibby Distribution as a planning manager, also running the Biddy/Hammond Redhill Depot. He has over 20 years of experience in management and route planning in Logistics. He is very customer focused believing that if customers are happy then things run smoothly.

Pippa Wilds

Customers Services Manager

Pippa joined the team at ELB Partners in July 2017, she came to us with several years customer care, accounts and running her own team. Pallets is a new experience for Pippa. However, she has excelled with every new task thrown at her. Pippa is very meticulous in her work and strives for excellence at all times. Pippa has become a dedicated member of the ELB Operations team and has become a very valued and respected member of our team.

Paul White

Operations Co-ordinator Days

Paul has recently returned to his beloved ELB for a 2nd spell,after a brief time away having originally joined way back in 2004 when we just started out on our Pallet Track adventure.

He has over 25 years’ experience in customer service having been in Pallet Track since its launch and has been involved with 2 other depot’s in the network throughout this time.

Paul has a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field and also within Newspaper & Magazine Wholesale Logistics.

He has been an integral part in ELB’s growth and has an important role in the Operations side dealing with driver’s and customer day to day queries amongst other tasks in our busy office.

Paul is a much loved and valuble member to the ELB team from drivers to our all important customer base.He is very focused attention to detail to 2nd to none, a loyal , dedicted member of the special ELB Family..

Kara Buckley

Senior Business Development Manager

Kara has been a very well-known presence in the logistics sector for several years, setting an example that women can indeed succeed in male dominated industry. Kara is an experienced sales professional with a high level of business acumen and commercial awareness.

Her strengths include identifying new business opportunities, exercising strategic methods to achieve substantial growth, a strong social media presence and creative marketing techniques. Kara is a key member of the team here ensuring ELB Partners achieves our goals and expectations for 2020, using her enthusiasm and drive to ensure our customers are receiving a second to none service in a very competitive industry.