SOLD: Removals and Storage Business

A1 Removals & Storage was established in 1982 and acquired by Gary Haley in 2002. He took pride in offering an efficient, friendly and professional removals and storage business operating from his home near Exeter. Gary developed the business from just one van to operating three larger vehicles. The business is mainly involved in residential moves across The United Kingdom and Western Europe for clients within a 40 mile radius of the base but a small amount of commercial work has been undertaken.

With owning and operating two other removals businesses operating under different names and concentrating on different geographic areas, Gary found that he did not have enough time to work on all three business and he decided to offer A1 for sale via Beardsley Theobalds, the Exeter based specialist business transfer agency. Interest was shown from other removals business operators from far afield and also from more local business people who were attracted to the sector. The successful bidders were Matt Newby and his fiancée Ellie Kinson with Matt able to bring wide ranging business experience to develop the operation and Ellie will be looking after the office operations. They have moved the operation to their own premises and have been given valuable help and guidance from Gary and his partner Belinda. Gary says that it is a very friendly industry where operators help each other out when extra vehicles, staff or storage facilities are needed and Matt and Ellie have welcomed this support. Gary will now be concentrating on his other businesses including Team Removals which operates throughout Devon.

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