Pickfords wins British Government removal contract for a second term

Pickfords is delighted to announce that on Monday 20th June 2016 it was officially confirmed as the appointed contractor to the British Government for overseas removal services. The contract will run concurrently with the existing contract held by Pickfords and commences on 1st September 2016.

The contract covers removal services for numerous British Government Departments who post staff overseas including the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, British Council and many others.

The team at Pickfords is immensely proud that it has been awarded the contract for a second term and Steve Boyd, Pickfords Government Services Director commented, ‘This award is a reflection of the hard work of the Pickfords Government Services team, the quality of our tender submission and our promise to the British Government to continue to provide value for money at all times ensuring service quality is never compromised’.

Pickfords has already embarked on the implementation program with the British Government and will work with them in the coming weeks to ensure that we align our services with the dynamics of the new contract.

Introducing Arion Krasniqi as Pickfords’ Bid Manager

Arion Krasniqi.jpgPickfords is delighted to welcome Arion Krasniqi as our new Bid Manager, working out of the central UK head office.

We caught up with Arion to find out a little about the man and discover what makes him tick.

Welcome on board. For those who don’t know, what’s a Bid Manager?
Thank you! Pickfords provides a portfolio of services to a diverse range of clients across all industry sectors – business moving, employee relocation, information technology, environmental reuse, business interior design and services. I make sure we provide these prospective clients with a tailored solution that best fits their project requirements, so they can make an informed decision.

I would like to add that, although this is a very dynamic job, having a wonderful team and an experienced and approachable management was the best welcome one could wish for in a new role!

Where do you join us from?
I worked freelance as a Bid Writer / Coordinator for a boutique consultancy called CAPM Limited, based in Addlestone. Prior to that I was a diplomat based in London.

First impressions of Pickfords?
I’m struck by the company’s desire to change, adapt and create new effective and dynamic practices. And most of all, I love the environment and people I work with.

What are your aims for the next six months?
To get to know more about the company and my colleagues and build close, constructive working relationships.  Of course, my main objective is to continue our winning streak of successful bids!

What do you do in your leisure time?
I enjoy reading philosophical and psychological fiction, and I’m a bit of a jazz music enthusiast. Mostly though, I love spending time with my twin three-year-olds!

Pickfords FIDI-FAIM certified for Corporate Relocation

Pickfords Move Management is now certified FAIMPLUS, a worldwide recognised industry standard for international relocation, presented by FIDI, the largest global alliance of professional international moving and relocation companies.

The FAIM certification demonstrates that compliant companies continually provide global relocation services to a uniform quality standard. Anyone relocating internationally can be confident that Pickfords has the knowledge, experience and resources to deliver a professional move.

Pictured: Tracey Rogers and Steve Wilkins from Pickfords

Pictured: Tracey Rogers and Steve Wilkins from Pickfords with the FIDI certificate

FAIMPLUS is awarded to established ISO 9001-certified companies, demonstrating high standards in the implementation of quality management systems.

As a member of the FIDI Global Alliance, Pickfords adheres to the highest standard of quality and efficiency in moving services, in accordance with the FAIM standards.

Russell Start, Pickfords’ Managing Director said,

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the FAIMPLUS certification for international relocation, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to quality move management. My personal thanks to our staff for maintaining the high standards which ensures Pickfords delivers its services to a consistently high standard.”