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Elliott Baxter has a history going back over 90 years. Below are listed some key dates:

1922 Alan George Elliott forms the company with partner Baxter, who bows out the same year.
1948 John Elliott, Alan's son, joins the company.
1957 Mr EBB is born.
1959 Recruitment drive builds team to support growth.
1965 Company leaves central London and moves office to church hall near Twickenham.
1967 Warehousing moves from Brixton to Mitcham.
EBB vans in the 'swinging '60s' by St Paul's Cathedral - a stone's throw from the original offices in Farringdon Street.
1972 Company moves to brand new offices and warehouse at Isleworth.
1977 Founder's grandson, Jeremy, joins the company followed by his brother Tim three years later.
1981 Same day deliveries increase. Stock capacity hits 2,000 tonnes.
1982 Sixtieth anniversary. EBBservice is computerised to handle growing sales, running at some 150 orders a day.
1984 Second sales office and warehouse opens at Coulsdon.
1985 Tim Elliott takes over as Managing Director; John Elliott becomes Chairman.
1986 Third sales office and warehouse opens at Charlton. Sales running at 12,000 tonnes of paper delivered and £12 million turnover.
1988 Fourth sales office and warehouse opens at Wokingham.
1991 HQ moves to new purpose-built premises at Feltham near Heathrow. John Elliott retires after 44 years building the company.
1994 Fifth sales office and warehouse opens at Watford.
1996 Coulsdon facility relocates to new larger premises at Croydon.
1997 75th Anniversary.
1999 Company acquires Howard Davies Paper based in Southampton.
2000 Wokingham moves to new premises in Farnborough.
Charlton moves just down the road to a purpose built warehouse and sales office.
EBB goes on THE WEB!
2002 80th anniversary as sales hit £65 million.
2004 EBB acquires York & Ford Southern as Littlehampton becomes Branch seven.
2004 EBB buys rival merchant H V Beever.
2005 Founder's great grandson, Matthew, joins the company 25 years to the day his father joined.
2006 EBB takes over Moorgate Paper's West Country operations as Yeovil becomes Branch No 9.
2007 85th anniversary as sales hit £80million. Branch No 10 opens in Manchester, and the company goes live on its new £1million computer system.
2008 Branch No 11 opens in Sheffield.
2009 Birmingham branch moves to a purpose-built warehouse and sales office – doubling its capacity, whilst the Yeovil facility moves to Bristol.
2010 Branch opens in Newcastle.
2011 Bristol branch moves to a larger facility.
2012 90th anniversary as sales hit £96 million. EBB adds a new branch in Glasgow and also buys Denian Office. Tim Elliott becomes Chairman with his son Matthew stepping up to become Managing Director.
2014 EBB takes over Cell Limited, adding a cartonboard and packaging division to the Company.

EBB vans in the new millennium, outside our purpose built HQ near Heathrow Airport.
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