Episode 60: Moving Matters with Gerrard Halsey of Gerrard Halsey Video Surveys
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by Colin Wynn
6d ago
In this episode Gerrard Halsey, Founder of Gerrard Halsey Video Surveys, discusses how he stumbled into the industry back in 1996 as a 19 year old summer student to help out in the warehouse of Interconex, where 6 weeks turned into a 25 year career within the industry. Gerrard was at Interconex for 4 years (1996-2000) before being made redundant after learning Interconex was being merged with Interdean, and in 2001 Gerrard began a very colourful and flourishing career at Crown Relocations, where after 4-5 years in the London office Gerrard was handed the task of setting up a new branch in Bris ..read more
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Episode 59: Moving Matters with Adam Maton of wemove
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by Colin Wynn
1M ago
In this episode Adam Maton, Owner and Founder of wemove, discusses how he began his man and van journey in the sexy world of removals & storage 6 years ago, although Adam’s initial career started in the corporate world of Risk Management, where he worked for 8 years before relocating to China to teach English for year. wemove provide a full domestic removal service (mainly local), packing and some storage, running 4 x 3.5 tonne lutons (with no aspirations to run a big truck) and employ a fulltime team of 7. One of Adam’s challenges was lack of industry knowledge when he started out. Anothe ..read more
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Episode 58: Moving Matters with Holly Oven of Britannia Alan Cook
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by Colin Wynn
2M ago
In this episode Holly Oven, Transport Manager of Britannia Alan Cook discusses how she began in the industry only 2 years ago and is still a mere 21 years of age! Holly has always been indirectly involved within the industry, but her initial career path was to be in accounting where she began her training during and after college, until Covid happened. Britannia Alan Cook is a family business which Holly’s parents bought in 2008, as Alan Cook Removals, joining Britannia Movers International in 2018. Today Britannia Alan Cook operate 25 vehicles (10 trucks, 1 trailer, 15 vans), have 3 warehouse ..read more
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Episode 57: Moving Matters with Judith Bennett of Britannia Bennetts of Malvern - Part 2
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by Colin Wynn
2M ago
Continuing on from Episode 56, the one thing Judith would like to change within the industry is the whole exchange and completion experience, making it more legalised and no longer allowing exchange and completion on the same day, and to become prouder in requiring a financial commitment from the customer, such as a deposit. The advice Judith would give herself just starting out in the industry again is that the only person stopping you is yourself, not be afraid of your dreams, and to have courage and faith in you and your team’s ability. In the next 5 years Judith hopes to spend more time aw ..read more
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Episode 53: Moving Matters with Adam Sinclair of Sterling Sinclair Removals
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by Colin Wynn
3M ago
In this episode Adam Sinclair, Managing Director of Sterling Sinclair Removals discusses how he began in the industry only 6 years ago (in 2016) at the tender age of 23, after experiencing removals several times during his professional rugby career. Sterling Sinclair Removals have a fleet of 6/7 lutons/loloaders, a 18, a 15 and a 7.5 tonne truck. Storage wise Adam has 130 shipping containers in Sterling, with 110 shipping containers in Edinburgh, and 100 wooden 250 cuft containers in a rented warehouse. Adam has recently purchased additional land at his Sterling yard where he plans to add a fu ..read more
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Episode 55: Moving Matters with Graham Byers of Removal Services Scotland
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by Colin Wynn
3M ago
In this episode Graham Byers, Managing Director of Removal Services Scotland discusses how he began in the industry in 1986 as a trainee manager for Pickfords, becoming their youngest branch manager at the tender age of 21! In 1992/3 Graham’s good friend Ian Wright started Removal Services Scotland, a company Graham joined from the offset, and in 2017 Graham and his colleague Greg McMullan took over ownership. Removal Services Scotland is your traditional domestic and commercial removal company with its own container storage facility. Removal Services Scotland also provide European removals, w ..read more
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Episode 54: Moving Matters with Tommy McNee of Guardian Moving & Storage
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by Colin Wynn
4M ago
In this episode Tommy McNee, General Manager of Guardian Moving & Storage returns for a full episode and discusses how he began in the industry nearly 20 years ago, but prior to that and when just out of nappies (Tommy’s words not mine) he began travelling with his Dad who had started a delivery company and consequently branched out into removals. Tommy was due to go to Sterling University, to become an accountant or an actuary, however, from the age of 15 he was working the summer holidays for his Dad, earning £161.40 for a 45 hour week, a wage he soon got used to, and therefore ended up ..read more
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Episode 52: Moving Matters with Andy Shotbolt of Britannia Reeves
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by Colin Wynn
6M ago
In this episode Andy Shotbolt, Managing Director of Britannia Reeves discusses how he began in the industry after a (non-working) 3 night trip away to Scotland at the tender age of 11 with his grandfather, who was a driver for White & Co, a company Andy joined, becoming a fourth generation remover for the company. Andy spent approximately 18 years at White & Co, starting as a porter for Curtiss & Sons (a division of White & Co based in Portsmouth) before moving onto their Southampton branch and then head office in Botley. 24 years ago, Andy joined Britannia Reeves and today hea ..read more
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Episode 51: Moving Matters with Max Kreynin of Voxme Software Inc
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by Colin Wynn
6M ago
In this episode Max Kreynin, Managing Partner of VoxMe Software discusses how he began as a fellow supplier to the industry some 22 years ago after being told by his brother to develop tech for moving. VoxMe Software is a Canadian based company, with offices and staff in Israel, Europe and the Far East, and they provide mobile apps for pre-move surveys, digital inventory control, scanning and label printing, a full stack move management system for removals, a fine art logistics system and a virtual survey app. All the inside and practical knowledge of the apps is down to Max’s brother Roman wh ..read more
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Episode 50: Moving Matters with Mark Tresler of Britannia Movers International plc
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by Colin Wynn
7M ago
In this episode Mark Tresler, Managing Director of Britannia Movers International discusses how he began his career in the industry joining Britannia almost 19 years ago as a temporary financial controller on a 6 month contract. Britannia Movers International is a co-operative of likeminded business owner/managers who all trade under the same brand and are shareholders within Britannia. Britannia consists of approximately 35 companies in 40 depots around the UK, 2 in South Africa and 1 in Spain. Britannia provide imports, exports, UK corporate, UK international and military relocations. Mark e ..read more
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