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Meet the Britannia Bradshaw administrative team

We have a diverse team of dedicated people at John Bradshaw & Son Ltd, the parent company of Britannia Bradshaw and our commercial moving division, BCL Office Moving. We'd like to introduce you to just a few of the people who make it all happen in our Manchester and Birmingham offices.

You can also view information about some of our award-winning removal men, who make it all happen on removal day.

Mike Andrews, Managing Director

Mike Andrews, Managing Director

Mike has been in the moving industry for 18 years, beginning his career with Britannia Leatherbarrows. He spent 14 years with Pickfords prior to joining Britannia Bradshaw. He's also an active member of the British Association of Removers (BAR).

Outside of work Mike enjoys walking in the Peak District, fly fishing and mountain biking (he is accomplished at falling off!). Married to Suzi they have two children, James and Elizabeth.

Malcolm Halley, Chairman

Malcolm Halley, Chairman of John Bradshaw & Son

Malcolm has been in the removals industry since school. He worked for Pickfords from 1969 - 1978, and purchased John Bradshaw & Son in 1983. He joined the Britannia group in 1984. Malcolm recently stepped down as Managing Director of Britannia Bradshaw, as he wanted to enjoy semi-retirement as the Chairman of our parent company, John Bradshaw & Son. He plans on enjoying his free time by cycling the length of mainland Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats, cycle the Camino Trail in Spain, spend more time in India, along with sailing and following the fortunes of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Malcolm is married to Mel, who is now retired from Britannia Bradshaw Removals, and has two children; Alexis, who works in the industry in London and Piers who works for Britannia Bradshaw Removals.

Find out more about Malcolm and the history of Britannia Bradshaw from the September 1984 article about him in the British Association of Removers magazine, Removals and Storage.

Rod Seeland, Director

Rod Seeland, Director

Rod has over 30 years experience in the removals industry, starting 1979, working in the summer holidays on the vans for a local removal company in Lincoln, his home town. Rod then joined Pickfords in 1981 as part of their Management Trainee programme. Rod had nine years with Pickfords, rising to through the ranks to become a Branch Manager.

In 1994 Rod was given an opportunity to work for Britannia Bradshaw. During his time there, he became responsible for commercial relocations, and in 1997 he started a new division known as BCL.

Rod takes active role in the BAR and was voted in as the Chairman of the CMG in 2009. Having served in this role for the two years, he still works within the CMG council.

Rod has now lived in the North West for the last 22 years and regularly attends Old Trafford to watch Manchester United. Rod also enjoys struggling around a golf course and travelling to distant lands with his wife Angela.

Nick Wilkinson - General Manager

Nick Wilkinson - General Manager

Nick joined us in March 2016 as a general manager. With 18 years experience in the removals industry, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our business. Nick's a graduate of the British Association of Removers (BAR) / Movers Institute Management Training Scheme, and remains involved with the BAR. Prior to his move to Britannia Bradshaw, he worked for 12 years with Pickfords.

When Nick's not working on removals, he's closely following Leeds United FC, is frequently found on the golf course, and a keen music fan who is often found at live gigs.

Diane Twigge, European Manager (Manchester office)

Diane Twigge, European Manager - over 15 years service (Manchester office)

Diane joined Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage in 1999, following six years in Hong Kong where she worked for Allied Pickfords. During this time, she travelled extensively around Asia and Australia. Her role entails managing crews, quoting moves, and liaising with customers from the first initial enquiry through to final delivery. Diane also holds a degree in biochemistry.

Ernie Humphries, Removals & Storage Manager (Manchester office)

Ernie Humphries, Removals & Storage Manager- over 15 years service (Manchester office)

Ernie has been in the removals business since 1979, beginning his career as a Distribution Manager for Pickfords, moving into removals management and international sales. He started with Britannia Bradshaw in 1999. His main focus is removal operations, international and UK move surveys and bookings.

Ernie is a past he Vice Chairman of the British Association of Removers North West Region, and served as the Chairman from 2010 - 2012.

Keeley Jackson, Move Consultant (Manchester office)

Keeley Jackson, Move Consultant - over 11 years service (Manchester office)

Keeley is a removals coordinator, working with domestic household moving, storage, and overseas moves.

Sue Frain, Accounts (Manchester office)

Sue Frain, Accounts (Manchester office)

Sue has been in retail management for over 15 years. She began as a removals consultant for Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage, and moved to Accounts in 2015.

Kevin Dorn, Regional Manager (Birmingham office)

Kevin Dorn, Regional Manager (Birmingham office)

Kevin has been in the removals industry for over 20 years and started his career path working in upstate New York running an east coast van line from New York to Florida. Upon returning to the UK, he started with Fox Moving & Storage where he was the Branch Manager of both their Cardiff & Stourbridge depots, where he also launched and ran their business moving department.

In his spare time he enjoys county walks with his family and when he finds time (which isn't very frequent) you'll find him on the golf course most weekends. Kevin is married to his wife Lynn and has two teenage boys Luis & Ryan and a young daughter, Emilia.

Martin Lloyd, Branch Manager (Birmingham office)

Martin Lloyd, Branch Manager (Birmingham office)

Martin has been in the moving industry for over 5 years, starting his career with Robinson's International Removals. He has performed many different types of moves and managed removals of all shapes and sizes.

Outside of work, Martin lives with his partner Sarah and has four children Sophie, Ashleigh, Aimee-Marie and Jade. When he's not busy with his family, he enjoys swimming, walking his dog and is a very keen motorcyclist.

Jacki Francey, Move Consultant (Birmingham office)

Jacki Francey, Move Consultant (Birmingham office)

Jacki has joined Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Birmingham office in April 2014 after 15 years with Pickfords co-ordinating international and domestic removals.

She loves spending time with her husband (who is a driving instructor), has a grown-up son and a beautiful granddaughter whom she spoils rotten! She's also the proud owner of two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rocky and Malina - and an adopted donkey called Shocks.

When she finds some spare time, she loves gardening and baking cakes and biscuits.

Julie Suszek, Office Manager (Birmingham office)

Julie Suszek, Office Manager (Birmingham office)

Julie is the Office Manager for our Birmingham office, where she has been in charge of all administrative duties for our sister company, BCL Office Moving for the past six years.

Her hobbies include gardening, cooking and sewing. She has two grown children.

John Jones - Operations Manager (Manchester office)

John Jones - Operations Manager (Manchester office)

John began in the removals industry in 1979 with Pickfords, where he worked for 22 years. He has been with John Bradshaw & Son for 13 years. He began his career as a porter and has worked his way up over the years. He is the Operations Manager for Manchester, ensuring everything runs like clockwork.

Paul Flowers - Regional Manager BCL Office Moving (Manchester office)

Paul Flowers - Regional Manager BCL Office Moving (Manchester office)

Paul is the Regional Sales Manager for BCL Office Moving Manchester, and has been with the company for over 5 years. He's been the project manager on a number of larger (1,500+ people) moves for BCL. He's also not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and moving desks when the need arises, either.

He's a passionate lacrosse player, and has captained his club, county and country at junior and senior levels. Paul has represented England in three world championships in Australia, America and Canada. He obtained his MBA from the New York Institute of Technology near New York City, where he attended on a full scholarship. He and his partner Kerry have a young son, who often visits the office in his little hi-viz jacket.

John Horsefield, Health & Safety and Training Manager

John Horsefield, Training and Health & Safety Manager

John conducts all of our training for our removal men, as well as BAR training in our training centre. He also manages the Health & Safety for John Bradshaw & Son and Bradshaws of Leicester Ltd. His focus is on delivering excellent customer service and keeping our people both safe and motivated.

John has been in removals for most of his career, having begun at Pickfords - where he remained for 34 years. Outside of work, he's married, loves golf, cricket, spending time with family and friends (and the odd glass of red wine!), and is a season ticket holder for Manchester City for over 30 years.

Shelley Slater - Web & Marketing Manager (Manchester office)

Shelley Slater - Web & Marketing Manager

Shelley is the web and marketing manager for John Bradshaw & Son, managing the Britannia Bradshaw, BCL Archive & Shredding Service and BCL Office Moving, Britannia Goodwins, and Britannia Bradshaw (Leicester) websites. She's originally from the United States, where she grew up in Cleveland Ohio. She lived in New York City for many years before moving to Europe in 2002. She has also lived in Sweden and Switzerland before moving to Manchester in 2010. She has been working on websites for nearly 20 years. In the past, she has been a radio DJ and music journalist. Her passions are music, photography, art, travel, cats, the internet and can usually be found in a mosh pit with a camera when she's not working.

The office dog (Manchester office)

The office dog (Manchester office)

From time to time, the office dog comes in to watch over operations. His main tasks are to chew his bone, play with his toys, sleep, announce visitors and chase lady dog visitors around the office.

The (other) office dog

The (other) office dog (Manchester office)

Our second office dog is also in the Manchester office frequently to observe and be chased by the other office dog. Her main tasks are to greet visitors, chew her toys, visit everyone at their desk and make sure the window cleaning brush doesn't hurt anyone in the office.

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