Board of Directors



Roger Loveless

Operations Director

Roger is a successful high impact leader with a proven track record of improving teams, margin and ROI across multiple industry sectors, including; 3PL, FMCG, Retail, Medical devices, Pharmaceuticals and Life sciences.

Having sold his shareholding in Import Services Ltd to the Xpediator Group PLC in July 2018, Roger was retained to lead the business with Mike Thomas, following substantial Group investment.

Mike Thomas

Client Services Director

A graduate in logistics, member of the UKWA Board and Fellow of the CILT; Mike’s track record is development of warehousing and distribution businesses for P&O, Inchcape and Ocean Excel, both in the UK and on the Continent. Mike joined Import Services in July 2005 to lead Client Services and to grow the business.

Mike sold his shareholding in Import Services Ltd to the Xpediator Group PLC in July 2018 and is retained to lead the business with Roger Loveless, following XPD Group investment to expand ISL’s Container Port DC in Southampton.

Stephen Blyth

Non-Executive Director - Xpediator Group Plc

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981, he was appointed as the MD of Bleckmann (UK) Frans Maas, a listed Dutch logistics and freight forwarding company, in 1984. Stephen moved on to set up Delamode in the UK in 1988.

Stephen has experience across a broad range of business activities including menswear shops, safe servicing company, garment production and commercial property development.

Robert Ross

Chief Executive Officer - Xpediator Group Plc

Robert joined Xpediator Group Plc in January 2020 from the Europa Worldwide Group where he was the Finance Director.

Robert has significant relevant financial and industry experience having led the finance division of Europa Worldwide Group since November 2015 and was responsible for M&A processes, facilities, refinancing and restructuring of the finance function and leading the HR and talent acquisition departments.

Previously Robert worked for PwC, specialising in retail, leisure and consumer, and working “extensively” with private equity houses. In October 2020 Robert was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Xpediator Group Plc.

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‘Our expanding multi-channel networks demand speed to market from bonded DC facilities, this criteria was met by Import Services.’

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Jodie Thorpe

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“Our previous experience with other logistics firms made us focus upon the importance of finding a contractor with a management team which can maintain a true ‘hands on’ approach”.

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Mike Weiss

Operations Manager, Melissa & Doug

“Our decision to work with Import Services is based on their impressive knowledge of UK retail logistics which, combined with web enabled systems and their port-centric location in Southampton, presented us with a compelling business case”.

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Mark Hyndman

Alpha Animation

‘The strength of our relationship with Import Services is based on their information systems.’

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Jon More

Learning Resources

“You have provided us with a robust start to the year with the consistent shipping of high numbers, your output was hard, fast and relentless, thank you very much.”

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