Proud history of over 40 years

Elys Transport was founded by John Ely in 1984, marking the beginning of a remarkable journey in the haulage industry. Coming from humble beginnings, John’s determination motivated him to build a successful company based on reliability and exceptional customer service.


Our Founding Principles


We understand the importance of timely and secure transportation. Our commitment to reliability is unwavering, ensuring that your load reaches its destination without issue.


In a rapidly changing digital world, true experience is key. Elys consistently invests in its staff. The varied range of customers, loads and industries means our staff have real hands-on knowledge including our younger generation who are learning from the best.

Customer-Based Approach

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritise understanding your unique requirements and tailor our services to exceed your expectations.

The Journey So Far

In our 40 years, Elys Transport has achieved significant milestones, establishing itself as a trusted partner in our industry. We've expanded our service offerings, diversified our client base, and forged strong partnerships with key industry players.

Fleet Expansion

Elys Transport has grown its fleet of vehicles to cater to a wider range of customer needs. Our modern and well-maintained fleet ensures the safe and efficient delivery of your goods.

Industry Expansion

We've broadened our reach, serving various industries with specialised staff and vehicles for Film, TV, Events, Hiab Cranes, and unique haulage. Elys Transport caters to both general and specialised haulage requirements.

Sustainability Initiatives

Elys Transport is dedicated to environmental responsibility and actively reducing our carbon footprint. We're committed to a greener future and recently participated in The Fuel Project Study 2023 with Netflix UK.

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate our 40-year anniversary, we express our gratitude to our clients, partners, and the dedicated team at Elys. The journey so far has been inspiring, but our commitment to excellence remains the same.

Looking ahead, we aspire to continue pushing boundaries, embracing change, and setting new standards in the haulage industry. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Here's to many more years of success, growth, and delivering excellence in haulage – because at Elys Transport, the journey is just as important as the destination.


Our Team

We have a team of highly skilled and experienced HGV drivers covering our fleet of vehicles headed by our team below.

John Ely

The Founder

John Ely founded Elys Transport in 1984 after taking the brave step to set up his own business using the skills he had. He purchased his first vehicle after securing regular work from a local firm and has never looked back! From surviving recessions, managing the ever-changing requirements to run a haulage company and a global pandemic, he is proud and privileged to employ all four of his children, who collectively want to take the business forward and with a clear vision to expand the business and continue to grow in this modern era.

Benjamin Ely

Transport manager

Benjamin joined in 2005 and is now a fully qualified CPC/Operators licence holder. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

Nicholas Ely

Sales manager

Nick joined in 2011 and is the driving force behind the expansion and growth in the last 5 years. Nick is an expert in the film, media and events industry and his knowledge and experience is in high demand.

Victoria Ely

Financial Controller

Victoria joined in 2023 after a successful 17-year career in banking. She brings her expertise and professionalism to this new role as we move into the new era of Elys Transport.

Hannah Ely

Office manager

Hannah joined part-time in 2015 and in 2021 took over fully from Lorraine Ely who retired from the firm after 33 years! Hannah is responsible for the running of the office and all the day-to-day admin.