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Meet The Velta Team

We are a company of 80 who are all passionate about Logistics. If you are interested in what makes our Management tick check out our profiles below for an insight!

Doug Reynolds
DOUG \ MANAGING DIRECTOR

Doug is the forwarding glue that holds us all together.  Obviously, there are few things more exciting, glamorous and satisfying than running the Velta Group. However, our very own Eddie the Eagle can occasionally be tempted to tear himself away and jet off to the Austrian ski slopes or various sporting arenas worldwide.

Contact Doug: +44 (0) 1376 505181
doug.reynolds@velta.co.uk

Nigel Williams
NIGEL \ CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Nigel could be accused of a sense-of-humour by-pass, following his recent decision not to pursue a career change from bean counter to lion tamer. A practised exponent of the  'No, now what's the question?' school of business, Nigel is a family man with a keen interest in sport and history, although he does have a 'dark side' in the form of his 'rock god' alter-ego.

Contact Nigel: +44 (0) 1376 505192
nigel.williams@velta.co.uk

 

Les Hall
LES \ GENERAL MANAGER

A Jedi Master in the art of compliance and people management, Les dreams of being a professional darts player. It's a dream he would surely fulfil, if only the bar didn’t get in the way!

Contact Les: +44 (0) 1376 505161
les.hall@velta.co.uk

 

Neil Cottrell
NEIL \ LOGISTICS MANAGER

When he isn’t sharing his love of military history with everyone in earshot, Neil spends a lot of time trying to avoid jibes from our MD after yet another humiliating defeat for his beloved West Ham.

Contact Neil: +44 (0) 1376 505175
neil.cottrell@velta.co.uk

 

Steve Burnett
STEVE B \ NVOCC MANAGER

One of the founder members of 'Big Steve Equals Big Savings', the self-proclaimed Sultan of Swing is a fanatical sports enthusiast. However, after spending most of the weekend throwing various cat-sized objects at the television, he is often forced to retreat to the peace and tranquillity of his shrubbery. 

Contact Steve: +44 (0) 1376 505170
steve.burnett@velta.co.uk

 

Alonso M’Rabety
ALONSO \ H.M. CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE MANAGER

An avid supporter of Atletico Madrid, Alonso is a man of few words in several languages. A fan of James Bond movies, football and Formula One, he often spends weekends glued to the TV enjoying his guilty pleasure – mint tea.

Contact Alonso: +44 (0) 1376 505172
alonso.m’raberty@velta.co.uk 

Chris Murphy
CHRIS \ COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Ever since he adopted a new 'modern' hairstyle, Chris's rugby teammates have likened him to a stocky, bespectacled George Clooney. A fruit tea connoisseur and pomegranate enthusiast, he's one of our best global networkers.

Contact Chris: +44 (0) 1376 505187
chris.murphy@velta.co.uk

 

 

Jim Dennis
JIM \ BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The company's oracle, Jim has been in the business longer than most of us and has an unparalleled knowledge of freight, logistics and meditation. 

Contact Jim: +44 (0) 1376 505186
jim.dennis@velta.co.uk

 

Velta air freight Manager Martin
MARTIN \ OPERATIONS MANAGER (AIR FREIGHT)

Our very own Gordon Ramsey, outside of running our successful air freight department Martin is likely to be found in a kitchen whipping up a range of ‘gourmet’ dishes, with a side of fine wine for good measure. When not in the kitchen, Martin can often be found hanging out with Royals; not the Kate and Wills variety however; Martin is an avid supporter of Reading Football Club.

Contact Martin: +44 (0) 1784 730735
martin.cox@velta.co.uk

Velta - Marcel Portat
MARCEL \ COURIER SOLUTIONS MANAGER

The master of express delivery Marcel has a constant need for speed and can be found poolside most evenings with a stopwatch monitoring his kids’ times. Never far from water, he also likes to spend his spare time beside the seaside, nurturing his other passion for fast Ribcraft.

Contact Marcel: +44 (0) 1784 730734
marcel.portat@velta.co.uk

Velta - Karen Williams
KAREN \ IMPORT MANAGER (AIR FREIGHT)

With a love of clothes, make up and all things girlie Karen puts the sparkle in to air freight.   As Air Import Manager at Velta International, Karen has strong global geographical knowledge and has ventured to many exotic locations but there’s nowhere that she’s more at home than at Griffin Park watching her beloved Brentford FC. 

Contact Karen: +44 (0) 1784 730730
karen.williams@velta.co.uk

Velta International team member Clive
CLIVE \ EXPORT MANAGER (AIR FREIGHT)

Lover of the quiet life, Clive often dreams of exporting himself off to sunnier climes. Failing that, he enjoys taking walks in and around the village where he lives, never making it very far as the public houses tend to get in the way. Always on the ball in work, Clive often finds himself on it outside of work too; in a footballing capacity as his two boys have a passion for the sport and love to get their dad involved in a game.

Contact Clive: +44 (0) 1784 730730
clive.collins@velta.co.uk

JAN \ MARKETING MANAGER

Jan loves to get social and 'sing' about our successes at Velta through the various media channels. Luckily for us, Jan keeps her actual singing for days spent in muddy festival fields and games of 'alphabet Youtube.'

Contact Jan: jan.west@velta.co.uk

JO \ HEAD OF LOGISTICS

List lover Jo is our queen of logistics. When not looking after her team at Velta, Jo likes to look after herself with an escape to the country or a spa retreat.

Contact Jo: +44 (0) 1376 535304
jo.miller@velta.co.uk