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Peter Eason

Managing Director

Established in 1970 by founder George Eason, ELB Partners distributed foreign newspapers and magazines on behalf of the International Herald Tribune, their associated titles and the Wall Street Journal in conjunction with News Distribution Services Limited. A service offered and executed daily, 365 days of the year ensuring logistical excellence in London and throughout the United Kingdom. Very soon ELB were recognised and respected as a distributor of foreign news for major retail outlets and hotels, working closely with all wholesalers in the capital. Peter Eason, youngest son of George followed in his father’s footsteps and joined ELB in 1986.

In 2000 George Eason retired and the business reigns were handed to his sons Stephen and Peter Eason who successfully won many major contracts within the newspaper and magazine industry, many of which ELB are proud to serve today.

Business remained buoyant, yet Stephen and Peter were keen to diversify and extend the ELB service portfolio. Pallet networks were relatively new to the marketplace and in 2004 after careful consideration and numerous offers, ELB became a shareholder member of one of the fastest growing pallet networks in the sector. This partnership afforded ELB the long-awaited opportunity to offer a nationwide palletised distribution service. Forming relationships with like-minded businesses in every corner of the UK, working together as one team the business flourished. With an annual turnover exceeding five million pounds per annum the business growth surpassed all expectation and ELB remain a proud shareholder of one of the largest, most reputable networks in this country, delivering an unrivalled service in central London and the home counties to fellow members and their customers.

In an age of technology, changes in the media sector resulted in a slow decline of newspaper and magazine distribution and after careful consideration in 2016 ELB joined the HazChem Network, the only ADR and hazardous goods pallet network in the UK. Hazardous distribution is specialised, ELB continually invest in equipment and staff training, yet the modern fleet is utilised more efficiently, with improved operational productivity. Joining the Hazchem Network was the perfect opportunity to further strengthen the services offered to our longstanding and loyal customer base.

Stephen Eason retired in 2019 and Peter Eason, Managing Director, took sole control of the business in a facility occupied for over 10 years. Yet the business had outgrown their former Wimbledon site and in 2021 Peter moved the entire operation to a fantastic 60,000 sq ft logistics centre located in Croydon, an amazing facility ELB are proud to call home.

Peter remains passionate about nurturing the team from within, training, progression, and promotion. He is extremely proud of the company’s achievements to date, the ELB team, the loyalty of the ELB customers and always respectful of his fathers’ distribution dream over 50 years ago.

ELB Partners Limited is a force to be reckoned with, offering an award winning, unparalleled delivery service in London, the home counties and offers excellence in logistics throughout the UK.

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.

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 and his attention to detail is 2nd to none, a loyal , dedicted member of the special ELB Family..

Lisa Say

Operations Days

After 18 years in customer services Lisa joined ELB in the role of operations in 2019 and is now an integral part of the ELB team bringing a wealth of customer service experience with her. Lisa also brings to ELB her bubbly personality and is much loved by the ELB team and ELB’S vast customer network. Lisa has a wealth of experience and knowledge in customer services and operations and is committed to ensuring our customers receive the best possible experience when they contact us. Lisa’s day to day responsibilities are supporting the drivers when they are on the road, answering our customer queries and making sure the best possible service is maintained.

Carla Doran

Customer Services

Michael Gregory

Route Planner

Having worked at ELB now for nearly 18 years in total. Before joining worked for several years in fleet administration at National car rentals. With day to day responsibilities of resourcing fleet both cars and vans for corporate business and personal private use, insuring all vehicle needs were fulfilled maintained and delivered on time.

Skye Mclean

Operations Days

Aaron Gould

Transport Apprentice

After working during the summer of 2014, Aaron returned to ELB at the start of december 2021. Right now he is learning the ins and outs with the works within the office section and helping out with collections, dimensions, customer, depot and driver assistance. he is always willing to help out where he can and learn something new so that he can be more supportful towards the team.

In due time Aaron will be learning the routes the drivers make and how deliveries work.

Jerry Springer

Pampered Office Dog

My Job is to visit each member of staff on the hour every hour, look cute wag my tail and eat biscuits plus any other treat I can lay my paws on