2012 marks the 20th year of the Maidmans Removals and Basil Fry business relationship.
Both of the Companies have evolved dramatically during the period – Maidmans is now a major player in the Southern Area having developed the business dedicated to Commercial Moving, Domestic Moving and Self Storage through the associated business of Store and Secure Limited. Maidmans Removals was the winner of the Domestic Remover of the Year in 2011 which topped off over thirty three years of hard work and dedication to the Industry for Director, Brian Maidman. Brian has also dedicated a lot of his time to shaping and influencing policy within the BAR via the local area meetings where he has held a number of posts (Area Chairman, Area Secretary, Area Chairman and TMI/CMG Councillor for last 12 years) and more recently, as a Directly Elected Director to the Board of the BAR.
Brian freely admits that for the first fourteen years of trading outside of BAR membership much time was lost. “Once we had filed our application to join and were introduced to fellow members and affiliates we were soon doing business with Basil Fry & Co as our preferred insurance brokers. All those years ago after meeting Philip Wildman I felt comfortable that we were with a specialist broker that only dealt with other professional removal companies. Their expertise and knowledge in this area persuaded me to give them my business ahead of the other BAR Broker Panel member of the time, Willis, who were also highly regarded. This relationship has certainly stood the test of time and our business has grown via their input and advice which has been invaluable.”
Since 1992, Basil Fry & Company has changed dramatically. Greg Wildman comments “in 1992 we had a staff of around 15 some of whom are still with us today. Our staffing levels have increased dramatically in the past 20 years and we now employ close to 35, on a full and part time basis”. Greg continues “Success stories like Brian’s are relatively rare – the nation has suffered some difficult trading spells over the last twenty years and it is testament to the efforts put in by Brian and his staff that the Company has expanded to become such a major player in the area”.
Greg and Brian toasted the new three year agreement between the Companies that was finalised at the BAR Conference in Windsor.