Our Team

The BDL business model means that our most important business asset is our staff. Our BDL team of industry experts are both experienced and dedicated as BDL cover a diverse range of supply chains. We are unified with one united goal: one hundred percent customer satisfaction.  

Phil Schiaffino

Director / FOUNDER

Phil is a highly skilled operator and focused leader and has a wealth of logistics knowledge particularly in European transport with experience spanning over 25 years. Phil work ethic is tireless and very much customer focussed. Time is also found for business development in particular relationship management, a talent as important today as it was on day one. 

Tony Seifas

Director

Responsible for International Forwarding with over 35 years’ experience in freight forwarding, having spent much of that time working in sea & air freight. Tony has hands on approach whether from the desk or on a site visit he will find a solution to suit your needs making the process as smooth as possible including all documentation e.g. Letters of Credit, Licenses etc.

Carl Mapp

Logistics Manager

A career in logistics which began 14 years ago started in warehouse operations learning the basics, progressing to UK and finally European transport. Now managing a small but growing department his style and development has benefitted everyone.

Helen Fletcher

Finance Manager

Managing the finances of a high growth, multi-currency £5million turnover business requires a high level of skill and flexibility. Helen who is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians has over 30 years experience in finance management. Her hands on skills gained working within Healthcare, Manufacturing, Stockbroker and  Accounting Practice environments see her as an investment in our future.

Samantha Schiaffino

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Sam has spent over 30 years working in various roles within the service sector.  For the last 20 years she has worked as an Executive Assistant at Director level  where she has organised conferences, corporate events and seminars. As well as her full time role Sam has been awarded a BEM ( British Empire Medal ) for services to charity.

Leya Hutton

Automotive Planner

With great techniques in planning, processing and problem solving, Leya is key in delivering BDL specialist automotive contracts. With nearly 10 years’ experience her excellent supplier and driver management skills ensures a high level of customer communication with our time critical business.

Peter Zelias

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Peter has recently joined BDL to assist in providing customer service excellence that our clients expect. Although not having worked in the Industry before, he is able to bring previous transferrable skills to the role along with ability to speak Polish helping many of our suppliers when needed.