We’re on a mission to transform the way building materials move throughout the construction industry
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.
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’.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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.
HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS & INNOVATION
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.
HEAD OF CONTRACTOR ENGAGEMENT
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.
Deb Dillon-Foster is responsible for transitioning customers at the top of the construction industry supply chain to The Pallet LOOP’s circular economy model. With over 20 years’ experience in the pallet industry – gained at Scott Group and CHEP – Deb has an in-depth understanding of pallet pooling and relationships in place with key building material manufacturers nationwide.
Sophie has over 20 years’ marketing experience for a number of large corporates and SMEs across multiple industry sectors in the UK and internationally. Whilst relatively new to the world of pallets, Sophie is hugely passionate about The Pallet LOOP’s proposition, ensuring the customer benefit is at the heart of everything the business does. Sophie has been integral to the development of The Pallet LOOP brand and its marketing strategy from day one.
AGILE DELIVERY LEAD
An experienced agile coach and delivery manager, Amy has successfully managed change in a variety of industries. Previously an Agile Delivery Manger in the Information Services Division of University College London (UCL), Amy is championing agile working practices within The Pallet LOOP – embedding robust processes and procedures that will underpin the business as it solves the problem of pallet waste in the construction sector.
HEAD OF PR
With an award-winning track record for delivering highly successful regional, domestic and international media relations campaigns, Natalie heads up The Pallet LOOP’s PR operations. Her work sets the tone for the strategic direction of the company’s communications and ensures that The Pallet LOOP is regularly featured in print, online and across various broadcast channels from key construction sector titles to BBC News and even the World Service.
The Senior Advisory board
OUR Core values
WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
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
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION
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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