A transformational, net carbon zero deposit-based pallet re-use scheme for the UK construction sector

We’re on a mission to transform the way building materials move throughout the construction industry

about us

The only circular economy pallet supplier to the UK CONSTRUCTION sector, our aim is to create a legacy of lasting change that accelerates the elimination of avoidable waste, repurposes PALLETS, and continuously improves safety.


Our approach to providing pallets might be new – but we’ve got a very long history in the pallet sector. Founded by some of the biggest names in the UK pallet industry, The Pallet LOOP™ is a 50/50 joint venture between Paul & Ryan Lewis (previously HLC Wood Products) and Scott Group Ltd – one of the UK’s leading pallet providers.

In 2015, the Lewis brothers sold their family business to Scott Group in a multi-million pound deal that brought together the UK’s pallet market leaders. In the years that followed, Paul and Ryan’s passion for pallets did not wane – and neither did their relationship with the Scott Group leadership team.

 The idea of The Pallet LOOP began to take shape in 2018. Today, the Scott Group is the engine room for The Pallet LOOP – manufacturing our distinctive green pallets and underpinning our recovery network.


the strategic team

Paul Lewis


As founder of The Pallet LOOP, Paul graduated and worked for his family business – HLC (Wood Products) Ltd for 15 years. During that time HLC opened three additional pallet production facilities and increased company revenues from £3.5m to in excess of £50m. In 2019, Paul and his family sold HLC Ltd to Scott Group.

Since selling HLC, Paul has continued his passion for pallets by creating a new distribution model for the industry that’s designed to shift the construction sector away from the current practice of ‘deliver, distribute and discard’ to the more sustainable principles of ‘recover, repair, reuse’.

PhiLlip Dent


Passionate about solving tomorrow’s challenges today and keeping the customer at the heart of everything, Phillip joined The Pallet LOOP as CEO following ten years in senior leadership roles at CHEP. During his time at CHEP, Phillip worked with standout brands including WalMart, Tesco, Coca-Cola. Prior to CHEP, Phillip led a team of over 500 at CPM Field Marketing. He also worked in instrumental marketing and buying roles at ASDA. Previously a member of the UK Chapter of the LEAD Network, Phillip is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and creating a creative and confident culture that will ensure The Pallet LOOP is a top employer.

steve ottaway


A highly experienced supply chain specialist and planning and logistics director, Steve Ottaway has worked for some of the UK’s biggest brands including W.H Smith, Sainsbury’s, M&S and ASOS. Previously Engineering & Development Director of CHEP’s UK & European business, Steve has an in-depth knowledge of the pallet industry.

Nathan Wride


Transitioning from the world of sustainable transport and future mobility to pallets, Nathan Wride is an advocate of ‘using less better’. Before joining The Pallet LOOP, Nathan headed up the partnership function at Liftshare.com – a car sharing initiative used by the likes of Bentley, Boots, Bupa, Heathrow, Jaguar, National Grid and Ocado.

Charlie Law


A Circular Economy champion, Charlie has been in the construction industry for more than thirty years. Having worked for some of the top tier principal contractors including BAM, Kier and Lendlease, Charlie is The Pallet LOOP’s end user knowledge base – providing deep insights into the sector and the sustainability challenges it faces.

The Senior Advisory board

Ryan Lewis

Non-Executive Director

Alan Gibson

Non-Executive Director

Norman Scott

Non-Executive Director

Tony Bailey

Non-Executive Director

OUR Core values



We are creative thinkers who challenge convention and embrace new technologies to deliver lasting change


We work with integrity and are always accountable for our actions


We are responsive and reliable, building long-term stakeholder partnerships that deliver real results


We are an ethical business working to leave a legacy for future generations


We are focused, fearless and channel our expertise into pioneering new ways of working that are transformative


The race to zero carbon is on and the UK construction industry has ambitious targets to hit. Moving sustainability forwards means working with others to find long-term solutions to real world problems. To support the construction sector with this important task, we are committed to working in close cooperation with its’ trade and membership bodies to create a more sustainable future, together. We are members of:

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We’re always on the look out for exceptional people to join The Pallet LOOP team

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