Meet The Abels Team of Experts

Our people

Our teams are trained to the highest of standards with years of experience and extensive knowledge of the moving industry.

  • We run Moving Skills courses for all of our removal teams in our own in-house training centre.
  • Abels full-time training instructors are also training other companies to improve their standards.
  • Our removal teams are comprehensively security vetted and have undergone intensive training to work in the most sensitive areas including diplomatic, government and royal establishments.
  • All Abels removal teams are easily identified by their full uniform and company ID cards.
  • Regular monitoring by both our Training Instructors and Quality Managers helps maintain our standards of service.

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Philip Pertoldi

CHAIRMAN
philippertoldi@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600


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Neil Pertoldi

GENERAL MANAGER
neilpertoldi@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Since coming into the offices to ‘help’ from a young age, working as a Porter on our removals fleet, and as a driver, Neil knows Abels inside out, having spent time working in every department. With a strong background in retail management, Neil joined the sales team full time in 2000, progressing to International Manager five years later; and most recently, he’s been successfully driving Abels forward as General Manager.

With a passion for most sports, outside of work you’ll find Neil coaching his local children’s football and rugby team’s, along with spending time with his family.


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Paul Hyam

RELOCATION CONSULTANT
paulhyam@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600 Mobile: +44 (0)7769 740414

With Abels for almost 40 years, starting with our removals team as a Porter and latterly as a Senior Driver for our fleet, Paul moved into a Surveyor’s role for residential moves within the UK.

Previously accessing, surveying and costing large scale office and commercial moves, Paul is now focused on creating a seamless moving experience for those moving overseas from the UK with Abels international division.


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Diane Cox

RELOCATION COORDINATION MANAGER
dianecox@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816617

With vast experience in the removals industry, Diane is a highly skilled Home Removals Surveyor for our international removals division. One of our personal move managers, visiting customers’ homes personally to ensure that any access challenges are swiftly overcome and that customers treasured possessions arrive safely overseas.

Gaining a wealth of experience with overseas destinations agents throughout her 16 years with Abels, Diane advises customers of the most appropriate solutions and insightful advice on customs and international regulations; ensuring our international removals customers are fully informed and know what to expect.  

Diane has travelled extensively throughout South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand; she loves that these experiences contribute to her role with us, guiding and advising her customers for a stress-free relocation.


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Kavan McCullagh

DIRECTOR OF SALES
kavanmccullagh@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600 Mobile: +44 (0)7769 740415

Having spent time in the armed forces and varied roles in Leisure management, Kavan now leads the sales management and business development teams. He begun his Abels career in 2004 as a Removal’s Porter and a skilled Export Packer, he has excellent technical knowledge gained in operational and senior management roles within the company. Always looking for new opportunities to ensure we drive the business forwards; Kavan is keen to meet with fellow HNW service providers, suppliers, agents and organisations. Developing our concierge and lifestyle offering is a real passion of Kavan’s and establishing new collaborations remains a priority.

Kavan also enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and family friends. He likes playing football for his local team, the odd round of golf and enjoys running to keep fit.


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Gordon Warnes

MOVE CONSULTANT
gordonwarnes@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 819374

Bringing a wealth of experience from his extensive career in the telecommunications industry, Gordon works across a diverse range of corporate accounts in a business development role, thriving on the discovery and successful expansion into new markets. For over a decade, he has gone above and beyond to ensure that our customers’ moves run smoothly.


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Jan Luck

Retired 19th Dec 2019
sarwh@abels.co.uk

I joined the Abels team in Feb 1981 on the International side of the business. From being PA to the Shipping Manager I developed my skills and became the International Manager. Over the years visiting many countries and establishing friends around the world exchanging business. A regular attendee at industry conferences. I certainly became an “Abels Blue”. But all good things must come to an end and I have agreed to retire. My new job is Assistant Hon Sec for the Sandringham Royal Warrant Holders Association and I still use the Abels office to fulfil my duties with my husband Ray as the Hon Sec.


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Jayne Eastick

RELOCATION COORDINATOR
jayneeastick@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816614

Having joined Abels in 2002, then working within the Home Delivery department coordinating home deliveries for John Lewis, Wesley Barrel and Mark Elliot, Jayne moved internally to UK residential moves and now manages overseas removals for our international customers, specialising in America, Australasia and Africa.


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Karan Bye

RELOCATION COORDINATION MANAGER
karanbye@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816611

Joining us in 1999 helping us manage furniture distribution, office removals and hotel installation, Karan became part of the UK residential team, before using this and other supervisory experience to lead the UK relocations customer liaison team as UK Customer Services Manager.


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Helen Pertoldi

RELOCATION COORDINATOR
helenpertoldi@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816615

Formerly working in Procurement for the Ministry of Defence, Helen became part of the Abels family in 2007 to manage the imports into the UK from outside of Europe, coordinating customs clearances, haulage and the safe delivery of the consignments to our customers’ doors. Now heading up the import department, Helen schedules and coordinates moves both to and from Europe.


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Jane Whitehead

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR
janewhitehead@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816608

Jane is our Senior Administrator – working very closely with clients in her varied role, ensuring the provision of a first-class service. Keeping everything running smoothly for the installation team since 2006, a department to which she brings a wealth of furniture distribution experience. Jane ensures that all furniture is accurately documented and reserved on our designated warehouse stock system prior to installation.


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Darryl Browne

OPERATIONS MANAGER
darrylbrowne@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Starting as a Removal’s Porter back in 1984, before passing his LGV class one test to progress to a Senior Driver, commanding larger Abels moves. Following a football injury, breaking his foot, Darryl moved into the operations office, where he remained, advancing to his current role of Operations Manager.


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Lianne Slezacek

RECEPTIONIST & ADMINISTRATOR
lianneslezacek@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

A varied and vital role, Lianne’s role of Receptionist and Administrator has developed greatly since she began in 2003. Whilst being the first port of contact for customer and supplier enquiries, Lianne helps manage the office, orders all supplies, stationery and team uniforms. She assists internal departments with documentation, company literature and also mentors Abels apprentices.

Lianne’s hobbies include dining out, listening to music and gardening. She loves to watch Formula One and taking long walks with her dog.


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David Potter

OPERATIONS MANAGER
davidpotter@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Gaining valuable basic skills and removal’s experience as a Porter having joined the team in 1984, David progressed internally to the position of Senior Driver. Taking a new role within the sales team, he was promoted to Supervisor and now heads up the Operations department. David loves the variety of his role; every day being very different.

An amateur local radio presenter in his spare time, David has been coaching his local youth football team for the past 16 years.


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Jenny Mason

PA TO CHAIRMAN
jennymason@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Having moved to East Anglia from Scotland, Jenny joined the team in 2007, previously supporting the Abels board of directors and now assists our Chairman, Philip Pertoldi.

Taking on an accounts-based role alongside her PA duties, Jenny works closely with the finance team providing daily accounts reports and month-end accounts. Jenny brings broad managerial experience to her role at Abels, previously working for a division of Scottish Power as their Personnel Manager.


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Debra Rainbow

ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR
debrarainbow@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Beginning with Abels in 2012 as an Accounts Administrator, for the Finance Controller, and coordinating the daily accounts function for the business.

Growing up in Buckinghamshire, Debra visited East Anglia regularly and fell in love with this part of the world, relocating to Norfolk with her husband. Jenny enjoys growing her own produce, DIY and walking her two dogs.


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Joe Dods

IT & QUALITY  MANAGER
joedods@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration, later obtaining a Diploma in Management Studies and a MBA in Business Management, Joe joined our team in 1999, initially working in Accounts. Taking on the role of IT Manager and also undertaking responsibility for Quality Management, Joe has gained Abels FIDIFAIMIPlus and numerous other annual accreditations.

Away from work, Joe likes nothing better than a peaceful spot of fishing for the elusive carp in Cambridgeshire.


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Rebecca Pritchard

MOVE CONSULTANT
rebeccapritchard @abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Progressing from Apprentice Administration Assistant, Rebecca has gone on to work for the Abels international sales team. A side of the business which she thrives within; she embraces the challenge of learning about the guidelines and legislation for a multitude of global destinations and shipment methods. Rebecca really enjoys helping our international customers start a new life, either overseas or here in the UK.


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Nicola Emerson

RELOCATION COORDINATOR
nicolaemerson@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

As UK Customer Service Administrator, Nicola’s primary role is to deal with all enquiries into the business, by phone, email or those that come via the Abels website, arranging appointments for our Customer Service Managers so they in turn can establish how Abels can best help our clients. Nicola coordinates all aspects of the move for our clients and enjoys making their moving experience as stress-free as possible.

Relocating to Suffolk from Birmingham 7 years ago, Nicola brings an abundance of sales experience from a variety of industries.


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Marie Neave

MOVE CONSULTANTS MANAGER
marieneave@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

With a strong sales acumen and passion for people management, Marie oversees the international sales team, managing sales, consistently meeting targets. Having been in the industry for 20 years, she brings extensive experience from both Europe and the UK.

Working internationally for established removal companies in both Prague and Madrid, Marie relocated back to Norfolk with her young family after 14 years overseas. Being a keen gardener and designer, she says she can often be found on eBay dreaming up her next creative design for their home.


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Abigail Clark

APPRENTICE  ADMINISTRATOR
Email: abigailclark@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1842 816600

Passionate about business and learning about how they operate, our Administration Apprentice, Abigail has completed her NVQ Level 2 and is working towards Level 3. She’s learning fast on the job; gaining experience in all administrative aspects of a client’s file, data entry and assisting all departments within the business.


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Sue Pertoldi

ACCOUNTS CONTROLLER

suepertoldi@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600


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Jade Isaacson

RELOCATION COORDINATOR
EMAIL: jadeisaacson@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1842 816600

Jade joined the customer liaison team after several years in the removals industry, she moved roles to coordinate our European moves and our Canadian exports. Jade says that she loves the excitement and the unique challenges of the removal business and how every day is different than the one before.

Away from work, you’ll find her at the beach, doing a spot of shopping or helping her partner build the banger cars that he races.


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Peter D’Arcy

RELOCATION CONSULTANT

Peter started his career in the removals industry in 1988 as a Porter, latterly working as a skilled Removals Packer and an advanced Export Packer. Highly proficient and highly trained in the art, he has even worked on the Antiques Roadshow on two separate occasions; also appearing on the lifestyle, emigrating television programme, ‘Get a new life.’

Passing his BAR Volume Estimating course with flying colours, Peter began his surveying career conducting UK, European and International surveys and quotations. We’re also proud to say that he’s also won the coveted Michael Gerson Estimators Award for estimating.


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Michael Rawson

As Warehouse Manager, Michael ensures everything is ship-shape at Ely site. He is highly focused on delivering an exceptionally high level of service to a very wide variety of Abels customers.

Outside of work, Michael loves to travel, experiencing and becoming absorbed in a variety of cultures. His family and friends are particularly important in his world.


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James Pritchard

MOVE CONSULTANT
jamespritchard@abels.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

James joined the international sales team after he graduated from the University of Newcastle and enjoys learning all he can about the removals industry and the challenges that his role entails.

James loves rugby, traveling and socialising.


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Liz Lacey

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT to the CHAIRMAN
Tel: +44 (0)1842 816600

Liz has a varied role within the Accounts department handling our payroll, invoicing and any overdue payments. She looks forward to learning more about the industry and progressing within the Abels business..


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Quincy Kessing

Quincy began working part time as a Porter during his studies. After gaining a master’s degree in Modern Languages & Translation, he is now with Abels full time as an International Move Consultant. Quincy has a great insight into different cultures having lived abroad for many years in Europe and is able to speak Dutch, French and German fluently, which is a great asset in his international role.

Loving to travel and experience new cultures, Quincy also has a passion for both playing and coaching football & basketball.

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