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 in Manchester and some of our award-winning removal men in Birmingham, who make it all happen on removal day.
Meet the team
Mike has been full time in the moving industry since 1995, starting his career shortly after university with fellow BMI member Britannia Leatherbarrows. He has led Britannia Bradshaw through a continued period of expansion and hopes to continue this journey in years to come. He is an enthusiastic member and supporter of the British Association of Removers.
Away from work Mike is a keen cyclist, fisherman and can often be found walking the hills around his Derbyshire Dales home with wife Suzi, children James and Elizabeth and the family dogs.
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.
Branch Manager Manchester
Simon joined us in February 2018 as Branch Manager of our Manchester Branch. With over 25 years experience in removals and logistics, he came to us after 18 years with Pickfords. He holds his CPC International qualification and brings a wealth of knowledge to our business.
Away from work he is often found struggling around the squash court and is married to Tania, with their two boys Joshua and Charlie.
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.
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.
Move Consultant (Manchester office)
Keeley is a removals coordinator, working with domestic household moving, storage, and overseas moves
Move Consultant (Manchester office)
Lynne is a removals coordinator, and has worked in the removals industry for over 20 years; she came to Britannia Bradshaw in 2015 after 7 years at Pickfords
BCL Office Moving North West Regional Manager
Piers is the son of Britannia Bradshaw's founder, Malcolm Halley. Piers has worked for Britannia Bradshaw and BCL full time since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010 with a degree in Business Studies, and spent his summers working with us before graduation. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking and watching Manchester City
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.
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.
Removals & Storage Manager (Birmingham office)
Martin came to Britannia Bradshaw after 30 years with Pickfords where he was a manager, operator, consultant and international removals consultant. Outside of work, he enjoys mountain biking on Cannock Chase and socialising with friends. He's also a keen dancer; he and his wife Sylvia enjoy ballroom and Latin American dancing
Archives 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 since 2001. He began his career as a porter and has worked his way up over the years.
Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
We are so pleased we chose your company
I just want to say a massive thank you to Sonic and team for moving us out of our home last week Sunday and Monday.
What amazing guys they were, nothing was too much trouble, they worked so hard and methodically. They are an absolute credit to your company so I just wanted you to know how much we appreciated them. Also before our decision we had 3 different removal companies down to compare and we are so pleased we chose your company.
I’d also like to thank their manager as Sonic and his team tried to get to our house on the Friday when it was ice and snow and the manager was able to rearrange for them to come on the Sunday to make a start which was very much appreciated.
The other person was your sales rep Diane Twigge who was absolutely excellent and extremely helpful, right on her game. Thank you again for all your wonderful staff that we had dealings with.Janet HallManchester
We knew our items were safe in their hands
Sorry cannot remember names, but they were all really helpful, and very understanding. Considering the difficulties we had regarding completing on the day, we knew our items were safe in their hands. I honestly do not think you need to make any improvements, all concerned are a credit to the company.
We had three quotes and we found this one to be the most professional. As the move did not take place on the moving day we asked for our items to be put into storage. Jacki in the office was really helpful and understanding during this difficult time.
Made an appointment over the phone for a quote. No hassle appointment was made for a few days later and everything was explained to us what would happen on the day especially during Covid restrictions.Robert LoweBirmingham
Very professional and helpful
Very professional and helpful. Used because you are a large trusted company. Initial enquiry was very helpful.Wendy LockleyManchester
The crew were exemplary
The crew were exemplary - friendly, courteous, always ensuring we were happy with everything they did. Can’t thank them enough. From start to finish you looked professional.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Answers to all our question excellent.Harry MillionBirmingham
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