Well established, financially secure, profitable and an excellent reputation, Paul Ponsonby Limited Specialist Distribution is exactly where Paul Ponsonby envisaged it would be 19 years on. The company now boasts a settled workforce of 35, and almost a third of these have over 10 years’ service. They now have a reputation in the industry for providing first class service and get a large amount of business through recommendation and word of mouth.


The company grew steadily, year on year adding additional warehousing sites to their portfolio until in 2004 they consolidated into a modern purpose built facility in Bromford, Birmingham. The fleet expanded year on year too and by the end of the 2000’s Paul Ponsonby Limited had 12 vehicles in a range of sizes. Over these 10 years they gained an impressive portfolio of customers which included many household names such as Claire’s Accessories, IBM & Poundland. During this time we celebrated 10 years in business, Motor Transport & UKWA awards and gained accreditations such as ISO 9001.


In the early 1990’s DJ Ponsonby & Sons Limited had expanded rapidly with the fleet size peaking around 70 vehicles.. They worked for many blue chip organisations during this time and enjoyed a period of controlled growth. Paul worked in operations during most of this period before concentrating more on sales in his last couple of years at the company. In 1996 his father, Denis Ponsonby passed away and Paul decided that his future lay elsewhere. It was on Paul’s 40th birthday (1998) that Paul Ponsonby Limited was launched.

He decided he wanted to move away from Haulage and concentrate solely on specialist distribution which involved moving fragile electronic equipment. Day one of the new venture started with two small vans and Paul operating from a small office at home.


1980 – 1987 Paul drove artic vehicles in the family business. During this time he got to know the motorways/roads very well. He regularly worked as a two man team and spent many a night on a ‘night out’ sleeping in the lorry. In 1987 he was promoted and moved into the traffic office to work as a transport controller. It was here he managed the drivers, the routes and the vehicles. At this time there was about 12 vehicles to manage and it was here Paul learnt the admin side of transport.


Paul Ponsonby left school in 1974, and joined his Father’s business DJ Ponsonby & Sons Limited. He started as a removal man and got his car license 1975. This enabled him to drive non HGV vehicles while working as a removal man. In 1976 he got his HGV license on a young drivers scheme aged 18. After this he started driving removal lorries, undertaking house removals and delivering furniture. In June 1979 aged 21 Paul got his Class 1 license and then started driving arctics for the company.


May I say first of all that your guys were brilliant at Ipswich – everything went smooth as silk and the service was entirely professional. It is such a comfort to know that there is a good supporting team. Thanks so very much.

- Government Agency

A big “Thank you” from me for all your efforts last week at the Cheltenham BAOD.  As always nothing was too much trouble and it was a pleasure working with you.

- Government Agency

A quick note to pass on my appreciation of the work done by Tony and Matthew at this event yesterday; it was all done very efficiently and without fuss.  Also, as some of the equipment provided by the Hotel was not as promised, they had to improvise in order to meet our requirements and the need for customer confidentiality. This was achieved successfully without any inconvenience to anyone.

- Government Agency

Both HP personnel on Site and Royal Bank staff were very impressed by the extremely efficient and professional service they provided, we all thought they were the best Transport Company that HP have ever used and we would be delighted if they were used for all future deliveries

- Leading Computer Manufacturer

We received a delivery of 100 boxes from Dell today, delivered by 2 of your men, Vijay and Shuq. I am taking the time to say thank you, which I hope you will pass on to them, as they did a superb job. They were polite, helpful, understanding and efficient and I was very impressed

- Leading Computer Manufacturer

I am writing to say how delighted I was to receive my new Xerox photocopier today and how impressed with the service extended to me by VJ and Kev who installed my machine. They are a credit to your company and were efficient, friendly and extremely helpful. Please pass on my thanks to them

- Leading Computer Manufacturer

I would like to take this opportunity to thank your company for the excellent service that you provided when you delivered a shipment from HP hardware to us last Friday. 

In particular, my colleagues and I noticed how professional and helpful Vijay and Matt were in assisting us with the move of the hardware to our Computer Room, something we would never achieve without their help.

- Police Force

Thank you very much for the POD and also for the great job that you did at both the collection & delivery points. The Client made a special point of mailing us yesterday to say how impressed they were with the job as a whole.

- Shipping Company

Please pass on our thanks to your delivery guys again! Just had a thank you from our sales office (1st time ever) to say nothing was too much trouble for them

- Large Distributor of Electronic Equipment

A quick message to say thank you for the excellent job done by your company delivering our machines to Southampton.
Your driver was very helpful and pleasant to work with and the trucks, with large tail lift and multiple restraints for the goods were impressive.


- Electron-X

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UK and European specialist distribution and installation of fragile electronic equipment such as computers, telecoms equipment and medical equipment provided through a wide range of vehicles.

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