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It takes a special kind of person to become a removal man. It is a tough job, and for our European drivers and porters, it often means being out on the road for weeks at a time. However, at the same time being a removal man is also very rewarding and interesting job, where two days are rarely the same.
We employ some of the best removal men in the business, and most of them have worked for us for years. Below are profiles of just a few of our men, more will be added shortly!
Paul has spent the majority of his 30 year career in removals as a driver and removal man. He was the first domestic removal man that Britannia Bradshaw employed in Birmingham. He enjoys the diversity of the job, with different people, locations, and situations every day - no two jobs are the same. He also acts as a mentor to other removal men, and has been the winner of the Removal Man of the Year for our Birmingham branch for 2014, 2015, and 2016, which is based on customer feedback.
Outside of the office, Paul is a former rugby player - and current fan - and also is a competitive darts player.
Billy has worked for Britannia Bradshaw in Manchester off and on (mostly on!) for over 10 years, following in his father's footsteps - his father was one of the favourite removal men for many years at Britannia Bradshaw. Experienced and level-headed, yet with a friendly, fun side, Billy is more often than not performing European removals and driving in Europe for us.
Jamie has worked for Britannia Bradshaw for over six years, beginning his career with us when he was a teenager and working his way up to driver. He loves the removals industry, especially the camaraderie with his coworkers, the diversity of the job and building relationships with customers during the course of their removal.
Outside of work, Jamie's passionate about travel; his favourite destination he's visited so far has been Greece, and he's hoping to visit Australia soon. He also loves tattoos, sporting 15 of them and appreciating the artwork involved.
Martin has worked for Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage for over four years and has worked in the removals industry for six years. Originally from Poland, he has been living in the UK for over 10 years and speaks several languages. He is a driver and removal man, and spends much of his working life driving through Europe performing European removals for us. He was also the subject of our Removal Man Interview article, helping give a bit of insight into the life of a removal man.
After each move, we send a survey to ensure our customers are satisfied. Our customers have rated our removal company as follows:
Absolutely fantastic, could not have asked for better! Very caring as I was a wreck! Giovanni and Amrick.
The service provided was excellent, efficient and nothing was too much trouble. The removals crew (Andy J, Andy L, Cookie & Presto) were absolutely brilliant, everything moved and reconstructed quickly and efficiently, and importantly, without a single scratch, scrape or breakage.
You can't [improve the service]. The lads removing were brilliant. I very rarely meet such good service. Billy and the lads were all really helpful, friendly and courteous. The move was delayed and they had to stay late, on a Friday evening and not one of them complained. I couldn't speak highly enough of them.
Out of a number of similar companies I contacted, the person who answered the phone was by far the most warm, polite and helpful. Although it was one of the most reasonably-priced quotes we had, the main reason for choosing Britannia Bradshaw was that from the very first phone call, we had the sense we could trust your company. When it comes to having your possessions shipped overseas, that trust is more important than small differences in price.
We contacted Britainnia Bradshaw several times before being visited for a quote. Each time, staff were kind and helpful, going out of their way to be helpful and reassuring. They were a main reason we chose to go with Brittania Bradshaw. They were fantastic. It took four people working a very long day to get us packed, moved and unpacked. Even in the final hour, they were hard-working, kind to our children and incredibly professional. Great service, a competitive quote and willing to work with our tight timeframe for a move.
The whole day went very well, we were very impressed how the men moved all our belongings so quick and efficiently, with no breakages or damage to our belongings. The move was far better than we thought it would be. No improvements required by us.
Tony and Andy were both extremely helpful. They were very polite and courteous and made the move less stressful for us. They were so organised and very quickly packed all our belongings into the van with such expertise. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
The team arrived early introduced themselves to me individually. Very efficient and took great care in packing my belongings. Very impressed with their hard work and professionalism. Credit to the company in my opinion based on my experience.
Moving home never stress free. But working with Britannia Bradshaw has ensured that the logics packing, storing and moving were a breeze. Everyone I dealt with was not only professional, but took a real interest in understanding my requirements and meeting them. I couldn't be happier. I'll definitely recommend your services and keep your number to hand - though I do hope I'll have a breather before I need to call you again :)
Spoke to Lynne and she was so helpful as I had been in touch with another local firm who were not good in understanding your needs. Lynne knew all the answers to my questions first class thank you Lynne.
My wife and I have not got words to say what a fantastic crew we had they worked so hard and the professional way that they worked was unbelievable. Nothing was any problem to them and they were a pleasure to have been with on this day, they made this move and took all our stress away from us. We would like you to personally thank the three lads which we had the pleasure of meeting they were : Marcin Niedziela, Julian Jackson, Kamil Lesniak. All were 100% 10 out 10