Grants Removals & Storage Ltd win the tender for the packing, moving and storing of the 3 show homes at the Earls Court exhibition centre
In March 2014 we received a call from Media Ten which is the company who organise the Ideal Home shows around the country. We were invited along with 5 other companies to put in a tender for the packing, moving and storing of the 3 show homes at the Earls Court exhibition centre.
Well I’m very pleased to say that my charm and powers of persuasion must have worked because they awarded us the contract. Or it may well have been the fact that I took my better half with me who helped clinch the deal. The jury is still out on that one.
When the show finished on the final Sunday evening at 6 o’clock we had 4 hrs to pack and wrap the entire contents of all 3 houses and load them in 12 of our containers, which we then took back to our warehouse.
There were 13 of us on site and even though I must admit it was a little stressful at times it couldn’t have gone any better. We finished on time and everyone went home tired but happy.
We stored the contents for about 6 weeks, then delivered and unpacked at the Glasgow SECC, then did the whole packing up thing again, stored for another month until finally delivering the whole lot to the Prince Charles Estate in Scotland.
Well that time of year is here again and last Monday 6th April 2015 at 6 o’clock there we all were waiting outside Olympia to do it all over again.
This year as well as doing London and Glasgow we’ve also been asked to do the Manchester show too,so we are obviously doing something right.
It’s been a great experience for me personally and I look forward to doing many more shows in the future. The lads also like the variety of something different, it certainly keeps you on your toes and to be honest being officed based now I do quite enjoy the banter and working with the guys, but I wouldn’t want to do it every weekend. ☺