PALLITE®’s COVID-19 Statement

PALLITE®’s COVID-19 Statement

We at PALLITE® want to reassure our loyal customers and stakeholders that we are doing our utmost to operate our business at full capacity, whilst keeping the health and safety of our workforce at the centre of everything we do.

In line with government guidelines we have made the following changes:

Increased hygiene measures on site

Restricted all internal and external visitors to site

Increased use of virtual meetings with our workforce, customers and suppliers

Ensured our workforce understand and follow the NHS guidelines for self-isolation

Worked with our raw material suppliers & hauliers to minimise risk of disruption

Increased social distancing in place at factory. Two-person jobs now single-person, only irrespective of any reduction in output

We are actively monitoring the situation and published guidance from the NHS, WHO and the government.

Our sales team remain available and willing to support our customers and their supply chains through these uncertain times.

We are currently operating ‘business as usual’ and are capable of shipping high volumes of standard products such as pallets and layer boards at short notice if needed.

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Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Chairman

Andrew Phillips is a graduate of Edinburgh University. After three years in the banking sector he co-founded Intermediate Capital Group in 1988. Over twenty years he established a number of businesses within ICG including its UK, French, Spanish and Nordic investment businesses, as well as its asset management business. He left in 2008 as a Managing Director to set up his own business investing in start-up companies, mainly in the UK with a particular focus on the environmental sector.

Ross Jones

Ross Jones

Non-Executive Director

Ross started his career at Gerrard and National Ltd., a discount house, in 1977 and was appointed as a director of the Gerrard Group PLC in 1986. In 1993 he completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD before being appointed CEO of Gerrard & National Ltd. He was elected as the inaugural Chairman of the London Money Association in 1996. Ross remained with the Gerrard Group post the takeover by Old Mutual before leaving in 2004 to found JTP Partners LLP. Over the last 20 years Ross has served as a Non-Executive Chairman and Director of a number of listed and private companies. He joined the board of The Alternative Pallet Company in January 2014. Ross became our Chairman in January 2016.

PALLITE Board Member - Iain Hulmes
Iain Hulmes

Iain Hulmes

CEO

Iain is an MBA qualified engineer who joined PALLITE® in February 2019. He has held senior roles in a variety of industries including FMCG, recycling, industrial services & commodity trading. In the last 3 years prior to joining PALLITE® he has helped SMEs achieve rapid growth and throughout his career has been heavily involved in the movement of raw materials and finished goods.

PALLITE Board Member - Sebastian Waldburg
Sebastian Waldburg

Sebastian Waldburg

Non-Executive Director

Sebastian Waldburg co-founding SI Capital in 2004. His careers includes over 20 years experience in energy finance, sustainable investing and private equity. He has an extensive European network built in the sector and the investor community. To date, he has overseen all investments of SI Capital and has been serving on the boards of 11 portfolio companies. Prior to SI Capital, he was the found and director of the private equity team of Riva y Garcia in Barcelona. From 1996 – 1998, Sebastian served as Manager of Project Finance and Energy M&A at Schroders Investment Bank in London. He has completed studies for BA and Masters degrees at Oxford University, Eichstatt University and SOAS, University of London and holds an MBA from IESE Business School.

PALLITE Board Member - Robert Audas
Robert Audas

Robert Audas

Non-Executive Director

Robert Audas is a chemistry graduate from Oxford University and has been a board member of several packaging, food & beverage and manufacturing businesses for over 30 years. Speaking French, German & Russian he has worked extensively in international businesses including the Coca-Cola Company, Guinness and LINPAC Packaging and has managed operations, start-ups and sales roll outs in five continents.

Previous experience as a non-executive director has been with private equity-controlled & public businesses in Packaging, Recycling and Food & Beverage sectors and has included both SME’s and international organisations.

PALLITE Board Member - Jon Graves
Jon Graves

Jon Graves

Non-Executive Director

Jon is a qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience within the European Packaging market.

Jon’s early career was with DS Smith where he held several financial and operational roles within their packaging and plastics division where he was involved in the establishment of their packaging rental business supplying the European Glass Container industry. Following this Jon led Packaging Logistics Services, a part of the Bibby Line Group for 10 years suppling innovative Packaging Solutions and established the first RFID enabled plastic pallet pool in the UK.

Jon has strong links with FMCG businesses across Europe and is now Managing Director and a major shareholder in Ralph Coleman International which provides a variety of supply chain solutions to the owners of returnable packaging solutions including washing and recycling activities.

Name Position Appointed
Ross Jones Non-Executive Director 16 January 2014
Andrew Phillips Chairman 19 May 2017
Iain Hulmes CEO 27 June 2019
Sebastian Waldburg Non-Executive Director 27 June 2019
Jon Graves Non-Executive Director 11 March 2020
Robert Audas Non-Executive Director 11 March 2020

Our Commitment

Sustainability

Our ethos is to provide ethically and well-managed, 100% recyclable packaging solutions that are not only more environmentally-friendly than wood, but offer customers a true alternative, being equally capable of carrying heavy loads with ease and delivering more benefits to customers in use.

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Supplier Responsibility

Our mission is to create innovative, practical solutions that solve problems, save our customers money and benefit the planet. We reach for the stars, and believe in practising what we preach when it comes to looking after our people and the environment. We have high standards, and expect the same high standards from those we choose to work with.

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