John Elliott

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John Elliott (born in 1943) is the chairman and founder of the leading bottled watercoolers and domestic dehumidifiers manufacturer Ebac Group.


A draftsman by trade, Elliott became self-employed in the early 1970s and won a contract to produce industrial dehumidifiers for a national construction group, leading to the foundation of the Ebac Group in 1973. By 1979 the company reached its first £1 million turn-over.[1]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Elliott was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[2]

Political donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:[3]

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to Subsidiary (parties only)
30/05/2001 John M Elliott £2,500.00 Conservative Party Central party
04/01/2005 John M Elliott £15,000.00 Conservative Party Central party


  1. Ebac John Elliott, accessed 2 April 2015.
  2. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 2 April 2015.
  3. Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 9 April 2015