Meet The eil.com Team … From 1985 to 2020!

Meet Cheryl who has worked on our team for nearly 25 years.

Find out who works on the eil.com and 991.com team, what they do, how long they’ve been on the team and how to get in touch…

THE BUYING & PRODUCT TEAM

JULIAN THOMAS: Julian is the original co-founder and head buyer. He specialises in 60s/70s, Beatles, Stones, Zep, Jazz vinyl collections – British, Modern & Avant Garde.

STEPHEN FRANKLIN: Stephen (or Syd) manages the Product Team that brings the stock in and ultimately gets it live on our site. He is also a key buyer specialising in 70s to 90s Heavy Metal & indie, Rock & Prog including Led Zep, Queen, Rush, Jethro Tull and beyond. Syd joined our team in 2010.

MARK EVETTS: Mark is one of our senior buyers and sources Pop, Punk & New Wave, Indie and Alternative from underground to mainstream. Mark has been on the team since 1987 and coaches our new buyer recruits.

GLEN BUSHELL: Glen is one of our buyers, his area of knowledge and expertise covers Indie & Alternative, Movie/Film Soundtracks, Grunge & Metal, Electronica & current music and he overseas our East Kent/Ashford buying. Glen also contributes editorial to various prominent music publications for the Company and writes for our blog.

TIM CARD: Tim is a key product buyer. He’s mad about Punk/New Wave & 80s indie, disco/soul/funk/electronica and basically all manner of strange records that defy easy categorisation!

RICHARD WILSON: Rich joined us in 2008 and is a key researcher and occasional buyer of Jazz, Funk, Disco, the stranger and more unusual preferred. He heads up our Hertfordshire and East Of England buying office.

YASUHIKO YASHIKI: Mr Yashiki is our Japanese based buyer travelling Japan wide sourcing vast amounts of rare product, spanning all genres. He started working with us since 1998 and before that was one of our customers! All our Japanese stock ends up in our UK Warehouse for sorting and selling.

RICHARD AUSTIN: Richard joined our Product Team in 2003 and having relocated, set up our SW buying Office based in Devon.  He buys anything from Art Pepper to Frank Zappa – 1950s to the 2000s.

LAURA STONEMAN: Laura works alongside our buyers, researching, pricing and describing stock for our website and has done so since 2003. She wears many hats and can be found answering emails from you, processing customer orders or posting to the blog.

SHARON SEXTON: Sharon also joined us in 2003 and works alongside our buyers, researching, pricing and describing stock for our website

JEAN PAUL CARTWRIGHT: JP works alongside our buyers, researching, pricing and describing stock for our website. JP also looks after our Blogs, Twitter Accounts, Facebook pages & Groups and Instagram. YouTube… He joined the team in 1996!

PHIL ASHDOWN: Phil works alongside our buyers, researching, pricing and describing stock for our website

MIKE WENBAN: Mike first worked for us in 2001 then left to teach English in Japan. 17 years later he returned to the UK and he’s back on our team.  Mike works alongside our buyers, researching, pricing and describing stock for our site and you can communicate with him in Japanese

ADRIAN HOPKINS: Adrian is our newest member of the Product Team. He’s working alongside our buyers researching and learning about our product.

Want to get in touch with any of our buyers by phone? See more here, call 0800 345 7551 or email buyers@eil.com

 

THE SALES & SERVICE TEAM

CATHRYN DRAPER Cathryn is a Director and oversees day to day business operations, logistics and recruitment. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our team, she would love to hear from you in writing.

ROY FORD: Another long timer, Roy joined us in 1997. He takes care of customers needs via phone, email or live Chat and yes, we still have many active customers since 1997 and before!

LUKE HEAVER: Luke works closely with Roy and also takes care of our customers by phone, email or via our live Chat.

JASON WALSHJason answers all of your emails and looks after our long standing third party seller stores, not least of which are ebay and Amazon

CHERYL LEES: Since 1996, Cheryl has worked across most areas of the Company and is now responsible for all stages of customer orders, from the moment it hits our system to the moment it leaves our warehouse.  There’s not much Cheryl doesn’t know about what goes on here. And everything in between. Cheryl and her team also take care of the images of our stock you see on the sites.

EMMA: Emma works alongside Cheryl and Ben taking care of your orders and handling imaging.

BEN WATERS: Ben works alongside Cheryl and Emma taking care of your orders and handling imaging.

DAVID JOYCE: Dave takes care of our buildings, our warehousing, our soon to be ‘Trade Sales’ and sometimes your orders. He has very much been part of the furniture since he joined the team in 1997.

SKITTLES THE GUINEA PIG: Skittles provides piggy therapy, squeaks and purrs.

 

Need help ordering, have questions about our product or feedback about our service and packaging?

Email Sales or call 01474-815010, option 1

 

THE TECHNICAL TEAM

ROBERT CROYDON: Robert is a co-founder and our Managing Director overseeing key IT projects, company strategy and analytics. The big stuff.

GARY BREEZE: Gary is a Senior Software Engineer.

MIKE TOWERS: Mike is also a Senior Software Engineer

NEIL LOFTS: our newest member of the IT team working alongside Gary & Mike, aka ‘Lofty’

Need to contact our technical team?

Email here or call 01474 815010, option 4

 

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