Pickfords the UK’s largest moving and storage Company, will be featured in the second series of The Removal Men, which will air on Channel 5 on Wednesday 24th October at 8pm
In Series Two, Pickfords crews from across the country help their customers meet the challenges of move day including: a hoarder who won’t let go of their property, a move that falls through twice in a row, a 20ft Triceratops moving from its museum for a makeover, a move from a haunted hotel and a young family moving from their house on a hilltop.
Russell Start, Managing Director of Pickfords, said: “It’s great to be back on the airwaves again and in the forthcoming series of The Removal Men, we hope that viewers will get a real insight into the variety of challenges that moving home presents to both our customers and clients and our removals crews”.
Meet the Pickfords team who worked on the series at www.pickfords.co.uk/meet-the-crew
Pickfords recognises excellent customer service each month by awarding a ‘Moving with Quality’ award to one customer champion. The award recognises excellent service to a removal man (or woman) who goes the extra mile for his (or her) customers. In August, Stephen Millar at Pickfords Glasgow branch was recognised for averting a serious road accident when he recently moved a family to Carstairs.
Stephen’s customer had parked at the house with his two children still inside the car. The customer jumped out of the car and went into the house to get something, leaving his children still in their seatbelts. Stephen was outside the house and realised that the customer’s car was moving on a slight gradient with the children still inside it. He quickly ran over to the car and opened the door, but was unable to locate the hand brake because it was a switch on the dashboard. Unperturbed, he then decided to try and stop the car by brute force using his feet and hands. Single handedly, in addition to stopping the car, Stephen managed to steer the car away from another vehicle in the drive (by turning the steering wheel from the outside of the car) and prevented what could have been a very serious accident.
This definitely was not usual practice in the day of a life of a removal man and highlight’s Stephen’s quick thinking. Congratulations to Stephen, he is a credit to Pickfords.
Did you miss any episodes of “The Removal Men – Pickfords”? Catch up on all of the episodes from our YouTube Channel. There was 6 episodes in total each bringing in an average of 1.2 million viewers that tuned in to the eight o’clock heroes each Wednesday at 8pm – so we are holding our audience!
Congratulations to all who took part and made it a great series.
Very exciting news this week!
Pickfords is to feature in an observational documentary series about moving home.
‘The Removal Men: Pickfords’ is a new documentary series which gives a fascinating insight into the work of Pickfords’ removal teams as they go about the process of helping people move home. The series, filmed by TV production company Tiger Aspect, follows Pickfords’ customers making the transition to new homes and new lifestyles. The series also features the characters and day to day exploits of the men (and women) who help these couples, families and organizations through the stress of move day.
The series follows a variety of moving stories, from a family moving just 76 yards up the road to the couple leaving England to drive across the African Continent in a customized motor home. Featured Pickfords’ removal men include the Horsham team as they face a 24 hour trek across France and the Mitcham team who are faced with packing a 345 million year old fossil. The series deals with the every day challenges of move day, including the Maidstone crew who have to tackle the movement of hundreds of invaluable hospital specimens and the Truro team who utilise a helicopter when they move a family to the Scilly Isles.
Filming took place over a very tight eight week period and Pickfords crews from Maidstone, Leicester, Horsham, Enfield, Birmingham, York, Swindon, Edinburgh, Chelmsford, Bournemouth, Bath, Truro, Belfast, Milton Keynes and Wembley took part. Many thanks to all our colleagues that stepped up to take part.
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The first episode will be broadcast on Wednesday at 8pm on Channel 5.