Pickfords voted top Business Superbrand

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Pickfords has once again been awarded Business Superbrand status by Superbrands UK, an independent research programme which identifies the UK’s strongest brands as voted by an expert council.

The Superbrand survey, now in its 21st year, defines a Superbrand as having established “the finest reputation in its field”, and is deemed to offer “significant emotional and/or tangible advantages over other brands, which customers want and recognise.”

With a 400-year history, Pickfords is a long-established brand; one that is synonymous with moving. Pickfords is unusual among historic brands in that it still bears the name of its founder.

Pickfords has consistently been voted Superbrand status since the programme’s inception in 1995, and is the only removal company to feature in the 2016 Superbrand list.

Fears overcome for charity skydive

Well done to our four brave parachuters who recently leaped from 10,00 feet to raise £2,400 for the NSPCC as part of The Big Skydive!

Pickfords’ Charlotte Puttock, Chris Browne, and Elaine Draper-Ross performed their fearless freefalls on Saturday, reaching speeds of over 120mph to raise vital funds for our partner charity.

Also jumping was Chris’ nephew Demetri Zacharia, who gallantly overcame his fear of heights to take part on behalf of Pickfords, raising over £500 to help in the NSPCC’s fight for every childhood.

The Big Skydive

Snowdon Trekkers raise over £3,800 for NSPCC!

Well done to our team of trekkers who conquered Mount Snowdon for the Moonlight Challenge this weekend, raising £3,820 for our partner charity, the NSPCC!

The team of seven trekked 21km to the top of Mount Snowdon over Saturday and Sunday, walking through the night to reach the peak in time for a fantastic (if foggy!) sunrise view of the summit.

Our walkers, including Managing Director Russell Start, enjoyed the trek but admitted it was incredibly tough. In spite feeling sore this morning, the team are glad to have taken part to help raise money for this great cause.

The NSPCC sent us a lovely thank-you for taking part:

On behalf of everyone at the NSPCC I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all for completing the Snowdon Moonlight Challenge!

This money will help the NSPCC answer 955 calls to vulnerable children across the UK. Your feat will help us get closer to reaching our goal of answering every call, and help us give more children the childhood they deserve.

So on behalf of everyone at NSPCC and the children we support, thank you so much for believing that every childhood is worth fighting for. We couldn’t be happier to have Pickfords supporting us.

Snowdon Moonlight Challenge

Pickfords shortlisted for International Moving Company 2015

Pickfords has been shortlisted for an EMEA EMMA (Expatriate Management and Mobility Award) in the International Moving Company of the Year category by the Forum for Expatriate Management.

The EMMAs celebrate excellence and innovation in global mobility. An independent judging panel assess nominees against a strict set of criteria, including client communication, innovation, knowledge, skills and expertise in their nominated category.

The announcement follows Pickfords’ win in 2013, and ‘Highly Commended’ nomination last year.

The awards will be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony at The EMEA Global Mobility Summit at the Lancaster London Hotel on 6 November.

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Golf Day raises £6,000 for NSPCC!

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and donated to our Charity Golf Day; together we raised nearly £6,000 for the NSPCC!

This year’s event was held at The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club in Broxbourne, featuring 18 holes across the 6,276 yard course.

Seventeen three-to-four-player teams featuring Pickfords employees, clients, partners and suppliers all competed for the coveted 1st place trophy, while individual players bustled for the Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive awards.

Click here to visit our Pinterest photo gallery of the event.

NSPCC Golf day 2015

Pickfords nominated for Best Removal Company 2015!

Pickfords is delighted to be nominated once again for ‘Best Removal Company’ by the Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP).

Following our win in 2014 in the category of household goods movement, we look forward to the Awards Dinner on 10 September when this year’s winner will be announced.

ARP is the professional body for relocation providers in the UK and overseas. Their annual awards recognise removal companies for their uniqueness, added value and contribution to the wider removals industry.

This year’s Awards Dinner will take place at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Western Central London.

 
 
 



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Move day discounts with Pickfords and Countrywide

Pickfords has teamed up with Countrywide, the UK’s largest property services group, to offer customers a choice of money-saving options when they move home.

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Countrywide Mortgage Services offer a range of benefits to customers through the BuySmart scheme at the time they arrange their mortgage.

Among the benefits are three options to save money at the time of moving with Pickfords:

  • £50 off the cost of the move
  • 6 months’ storage for the price of 5 (worth £60)
  • Free late key waiver (worth £42)

Customers are eligible to purchase BuySmart cards from a Countrywide Mortgage Consultant. Click here to find your nearest branch.

Pickfords awarded ‘Superbrand’ status

Pickfords has once again been voted a Business Superbrand by Superbrands UK, an independent research programme which identifies the UK’s strongest brands as voted by an expert council.

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The Superbrand survey, now in its 20th year, defines a Superbrand as having established “the finest reputation in its field”, and is deemed to offer “significant emotional and/or tangible advantages over other brands, which customers want and recognise.”

With a 400-year history, Pickfords is a long-established brand; one that is synonymous with moving. Pickfords is unusual among historic brands in that it still bears the name of its founder.

Pickfords has consistently been voted Superbrand status since the programme’s inception in 1995, and is the only removal company to feature in the 2015 Superbrand list.

Pickfords makes its Hollywood debut…

…in the new Spooks movie trailer!

spooksPickfords Birmingham driver Brian Da Costa and vehicle number 6739 were lent out for three days’ filming on the set of Spooks: The Greater Good earlier this year. The film’s trailer was recently posted online, featuring a shot of our truck in the opening scene.

During filming on Coventry’s ring road, our vehicle formed part of a four-lane traffic build-up as part of a dramatic scene in which ‘June’ (played by Tuppence Middleton) is hijacked at gun point by terrorists on motorbikes!

Of course we don’t yet know how much of Brian and the truck will be shown in the final film; we’ll just have to wait until it’s released in UK cinemas on 8 May!

Click here for the full trailer: http://ow.ly/L4A8N.

Ensuring a successful move

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Whether moving within the UK or relocating overseas, moving home can be a stressful experience. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. The following tips can help ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your move:

Plan ahead
As with any major event, taking the relevant steps to prepare is very important when planning to move house.  If you are moving yourself,  decide what day you are going to move and make sure you have given yourself enough time to get everything packed and transported to your new home. Alternatively, use a professional removal company, they will provide packing materials ahead of the move if you are planning to pack some boxes yourself.

Take your time while packing
If you try to get all of your packing done in one go, you run the risk of breaking or losing items, and putting yourself behind schedule. Try to split your packing up into more manageable chunks, and then give yourself enough time to complete all these tasks over a longer period of time. By taking your time, you can make sure that all your belongings are packaged safely and securely, reducing the risk of them getting damaged in transit.  To ensure your goods are packed by professionals, contact a removal company and ask for a full pack service to protect your goods during the move.

Take this chance to get rid of clutter
When packing up and getting ready to move home, you may start to come across things you forgot you ever had! Moving is a great opportunity to de-clutter and get rid of unwanted or unused possessions. Ridding your house of clutter will make things much easier when you move into your new home, as you will only have what you actually use and need.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Trying to complete an entire move on your own is a sure-fire way to cause yourself unnecessary stress. Ask some friends or family to help out along the way, whether during the packing and cleaning, or on move day. Alternatively, you can hire a professional removal company who will come and take care of everything for you.