Five Minutes With.


After 12 years at Anderson, Brian Elles says the vital skill he brings to the team is having the ability to talk to people and create the culture of ‘togetherness’.


How did you get where you are today?

“At 51 I have worked almost a quarter of my life at Anderson. I started my career as a labourer at 17 and then moved into forklift driving and then material controls and systems management. I joined Anderson in 2009 and never looked back. I am now working as Project Manager on the Chilton Place development in Sudbury which is only 20 minutes from where I live in Earls Colne, Essex. It’s quite a novelty living close to work – I have really travelled in my time.”

What skills do you bring to the Anderson team?

“Weirdly enough I don’t have a trade. But what I do have is the ability to talk to people. I think that’s a vital skill to have when it comes to man management. It allows you to build trusting relationships, mitigate conflict and create a positive working environment.”

What do you like most about working at Anderson?

“It has a family-feel about it which I describe as ‘togetherness’. We are in it together and work as one.”

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

“In my spare time I am a keen golfer (bandit to some!) and I also have a race bike and spend time taking part in track days at various circuits. I also spectate at the Isle of Man TT when possible. I have an amazing three-year-old grandson who I love spending time with when I’m not at work.”