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A podcast for the UK Moving industry where your host, Colin Wynn, interviews company owners, branch managers and even suppliers in this wonderful, friendly, family orientated industry. We delve into the past, the present and the future with each of our guests.

A podcast for the UK Moving industry where your host, Colin Wynn, interviews company owners, branch managers and even suppliers in this wonderful, friendly, family orientated industry. We delve into the past, the present and the future with each of our guests.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast for the UK Moving industry where your host, Colin Wynn, interviews company owners, branch managers and even suppliers in this wonderful, friendly, family orientated industry. We delve into the past, the present and the future with each of our guests.

Language:

English

Contact:

01420 475059


Episodes

Episode 46: Moving Matters with Andrew Fahey of P. Fahey & Sons LLP

5/26/2022
In this episode, Andrew Fahey, Director of P. Fahey & Sons discusses how he began his career within the industry by joining the family business some 40 years ago. P. Fahey & Sons is based in Manchester and was started by Andrew’s grandfather some 65 years ago from a second-hand shop. However, legend would have it that, Andrew’s great, great, grandfather moved to Chicago in the 1890’s to work for Wells Fargo Transport. Andrew’s biggest challenge is being enthusiastic to carry on doing what...

Duration:00:30:41

Episode 45: Moving Matters with Jordan Bignell of Britannia Quickmove

5/12/2022
In this episode, Jordan Bignell, Managing Director of Britannia Quickmove discusses how he began his career in the industry some 10 years ago as an apprentice, and only 2 years ago became the proud owner of Britannia Quickmove, just in time for a pandemic to arrive! Quickmove was originally started by Peter Monk in the early 70’s, where some twenty years later he joined Britannia Movers International. In 2017 Peter sold the business to a local self-storage company, who then sold the removal...

Duration:01:01:18

Episode 44: Moving Matters with David Strank of Stranks Removals & Storage

4/28/2022
In this episode David Strank, Director of Stranks Removals & Storage discusses how he became a third-generation remover after beginning his fulltime career in the industry at the tender age of 16 (although he helped in his father’s business from the age of 11!), even after being told not to join the family business. Stranks Removals & Storage was started by David’s grandfather in Thornton Heath, Surrey, in 1941, who was an engineer by trade working in the bomb factory during the day and...

Duration:00:50:11

Episode 43: Moving Matters with Angus Russell of Britannia Lanes of Somerset & Bristol

4/14/2022
In this episode Angus Russell, General Manager of Britannia Lanes of Somerset & Bristol discusses how he began his career within the industry some 34 years ago after responding to an advert in The Times for a Trainee Manager at Hoults. Although Angus wasn’t born into the industry, he does believe he was born to be in this industry having spent most of his youth as an expat, relocating from country to country. In his 34 year career Angus has only worked for 3 companies, Hoults (2 years),...

Duration:00:56:14

Episode 42: Moving Matters with Pauline Collins of The Voerman Group

3/24/2022
In this episode Pauline Collins, Partner Relations Manager of The Voerman Group discusses how she began her career 33 years ago in the International Moving market, starting in a Sales Support role at Anglo Pacific – Pauline too is a fellow lifer of this wonderful industry. The Voerman Group were founded in 1986, their headquarters are in The Hague, The Netherlands, and they have with locations in Moscow and Prague, service centres in Asia and the United States, and affiliations with...

Duration:00:43:07

Episode 41: Moving Matters with Darrel Baker of Humphreys Removals

3/10/2022
In this episode Darrel Baker, Director of Humphreys Removals discusses how he began his career some 30 years ago, even though his passion was to be a professional footballer. Starting as a warehouse picker and progressing to forklift driver, operations manager, and estimator at Humphreys Removals, before he and his wife were given the opportunity to purchase the company in 2019. Today Humphreys Removals provide local, distance, European and International domestic moves, through its network...

Duration:00:37:41

Episode 40: Moving Matters with Wesley Bourne of Bournes

2/24/2022
In this episode Wesley Bourne, Managing Director of Bournes Moves discusses how he began his career at the tender age of 15, where his first payroll date was August 22nd, 1994 and became a 5th generation removal man. Bournes was established back in 1875 by Thomas Bourne, starting as a coal merchant and general haulier. In the 1960’s brothers Eric & Roy Bourne joined the business (sons of Stanley Bourne, who was the grandson of Thomas Bourne) and took over from Stanley in 1974. In 2016 Wesley...

Duration:00:50:35

Episode 39: Moving Matters with John Payne

2/10/2022
In this episode John Payne discusses how he began his illustrious career of over 40 years within the industry, starting at Davies Turner in Battersea, London at the tender age of 18. John has worked in a variety of roles within several organisations during his time within the industry, including Britannia Movers International, AGS, Anglo Pacific and more recently EuroGroup. Today John has started up his own business offering consultancy services to the moving industry and has teamed up with...

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 38: Moving Matters with Rachel Houghton of Business Moves Group

1/27/2022
In this episode Rachel Houghton, Managing Director of Business Moves Group discusses how she began her career in the industry joining BMG in 1998 as the telesales girl in the Birmingham branch. Business Moves Group (BMG) not only move businesses they also do the technical distribution, consisting of; installing and decommissioning ATM machines, installing medical equipment into hospitals and gaming machines into bookmakers. BMG employ approximately 200, run a fleet of 63 commercial vehicles...

Duration:00:37:28

Episode 37: Moving Matters with Damien Pahulu of Frontier Packers

1/13/2022
In this episode Damien Pahulu of Frontier Packers discusses how he began in the industry after relocating from New Zealand to Australia in 1999, starting as an offsider (porter), and then a driver and now is a contractor for a large moving company in Brisbane, Australia. As a contractor Damien is purely operations based and does international, domestic and government moves, where he and his team pack and load containers which are sent on rail or B-double trucks. Damien’s company, Frontier...

Duration:00:41:33

Episode 36: Moving Matters - A Funny Moving Story Special

12/23/2021
In this special episode of Moving Matters we have 18 funny moving stories to re-share from the early episodes of the Podcast. Featuring in this episode are; Nigel Shaw of Specialised Movers Anthony Groves of D.C. Groves & Son Geoff Archer of P.W. Archer & Son Paul Bullock of PHS Teacrate Ian Studd Director General of BAR Ian Palmer of White & Co PLC Greg Wildman of Basil Fry & Co Tommy McNee of Guardian Moving & Storage Calvin Tickner of The EuroGroup Ciaran Mullarkey of George Pickersgill &...

Duration:00:55:00

Episode 35: Moving Matters with Alan Bennett of Britannia Bennetts of Malvern

12/9/2021
In this episode Alan Bennett, Director of Britannia Bennetts of Malvern discusses how he began in the industry some 40 years ago at the tender age of 16, for Ernest Batty Ltd (a 5 vehicle BAR member) where he remained until the company went into liquidation in 1985. We discover that Bennetts of Malvern Limited (prior to Britannia Bennetts of Malvern) started on 27th March, 1987 and today is ran by Alan and his wife of 24 years Judith where they operate 4 HGV’s, 4 low-loaders (2 of which are...

Duration:00:52:02

Episode 34: Moving Matters with Warren Leggett of Warren's Removals and Storage

11/25/2021
In this episode Warren Leggett, Director of Warren’s Removals & Storage discusses how he began in the industry only 7 years ago, in 2014 to be precise, working at the weekends and hiring vans due to not owning his own. But at the end of 2015 Warren made the leap to go alone and leave his secure full-time employment (as a medical supplies delivery driver). We discover that today Warren’s Removals & Storage have 8 x 3.5-tonne vans, have just taken delivery of their first 18-tonne truck, have 3...

Duration:00:51:11

Episode 33: Moving Matters with Chris Magee of CrissCross Removals

11/11/2021
In this episode Chris Magee, Managing Director of CrissCross Removals & Storage of Belfast discusses how he began as a man and van 5 years ago (buying and selling furniture from Gumtree and Facebook), before branching into Removals & Storage in mid-2019, citing that he wanted to compete on service rather than just price. We discover that today CrissCross Removals & Storage primarily undertake domestic household removals, house clearances, packing services, man and van services and provide...

Duration:00:40:51

Episode 32: Moving Matters with Paul Tracey of Squab Removals & Storage

10/28/2021
In this episode Paul Tracey, Managing Director of Squab Removals & Storage discusses how he began in the industry some 29 years ago, as a trainee manager for Pickfords, and at the time thinking he was joining a travel company! We discover that the Pickfords management training scheme was a 3-year program and you learned everything to do with removals, from sweeping the yard, making the tea, answering the telephone and you spent a period of time doing removals, writing reports and making...

Duration:00:49:34

Episode 31: Moving Matters with Miranda Hyder of BAR Services

10/14/2021
In this episode Miranda Hyder, General Manager of BAR Services discusses how she started working within the industry for BAR Services some 34 years ago, part time for Tony Allen to begin with before progressing to full time around 1994. We discover that BAR Services is a trading arm of BAR (British Association of Removers) and was setup in 1977 to be a bulk purchasing organisation after a successful study tour of America. Today BAR Services sell to BAR members, non-members, has branched out...

Duration:00:44:09

Episode 30: Moving Matters with Mike Andrews of Britannia Bradshaw Internatinal Removals & Storage

9/23/2021
In this episode Mike Andrews, Managing Director of Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage discusses how he began in the industry in 1995 after leaving university where his friend James invited him down to London for a few weeks to do some portering for Britannia Leatherbarrows which consequently led to David Trenchard offering Mike management training. We discover that Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage is two companies, one being based in Leicester (which Mike...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 29: Moving Matters with John Burridge of Richardson Moving and Storage

9/9/2021
In this episode, John Burridge, Managing Director of Richardson Moving and Storage discusses how he started in the industry 41 years ago with the same business. We discover that Richardson Moving and Storage was bought by John’s father who started in the industry as a clerk at Pickfords in Newcastle. In 1963 John’s father (together with his brother Morris) brought a bankrupt company called Richardson, and within 10 years they had bought a mill which they turned into a 55,000 sqft warehouse...

Duration:00:50:04

Episode 28: Moving Matters with Ed Davis of Davis & Mac

8/26/2021
In this episode, Ed Davis, Director of Davis & Mac discusses how he became involved in the industry after helping an old friend who ran a successful hourly rated man and van business but was snowed under with work. It was suggested to Ed that he get a van to take on the excess work, so after pitching the idea to Dan Mac (who Ed had previously worked with in a recording studio) and the industry having such a low cost of entry, Davis & Mac was born in 2013. We discover that Davis & Mac are a...

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 27: Moving Matters with Georgina Berry of Richard Healey Removals

8/12/2021
In this episode Georgina Berry of Richard Healey Removals discusses that after finishing her financial services exams where she was to become a financial advisor, she joined the family business on a temporary 6 months basis – that was in 1999 and she is still there to this very day! We discover that Richard Healey Removals was started by her father (Richard) in 1965, who was a painter and decorator working in London, returning home at weekends, but soon discovered he was making more money...

Duration:00:38:23