by BAR

Delivery Services has won the British Association of Removers’ prestigious Commercial Mover of the Year Competition 2011. The result was announced on Saturday 14 May at the BAR Annual Conference in Manchester. Belfast based Delivery Services held off competition from two other UK companies to be crowned overall winner. The initiative is to reward best practices and partnerships between commercial movers and their clients.

Delivery Services has been in operation for 35 years and during this time earned a reputation for reliability, integrity and hard work, delivering pianos, fine art and furniture to various sectors in Northern Ireland including banking, education and the public sector. Over more recent years, the company has developed their commercial relocation service to include library relocations, which, as a specialist process requires intense preparation, expert training and supervision and bespoke equipment.

Richard Hill, Managing Partner commented ‘The Delivery Services team is truly delighted to have reached final place in such a highly regarded industry competition. Achieving national recognition for our service is all the more satisfying when it is through such a rigorously judged competition such as CMotY which is based on customer testimonial and audit of quality assurance. We see the award as an encouraging recognition of our success in the marketplace of striving for excellence in project management, achieving a customer orientation throughout the company and implementing innovative moving methodology to tackle logistically challenging projects such as large scale library relocations. This CMotY award will positively add to the tangible benefits we have already seen this year through membership of the Commercial Moving Group and BS 8522 accreditation in promoting our service throughout the UK commercial moving market.’

All finalists were subject to a rigorous site inspection during the final scoring process as well as a separate mini-audit of the BS 8522 Commercial Moving Standard. The judging panel consisted of a member of the BAR Board of Directors, two representatives from the Facilities Management industry and a representative from the Quality Services Standards Ltd.

The British Association of Removers (BAR) is the largest and oldest trade association in the removals sector, formed in 1900. Delivery Services is a member of the BAR Commercial Moving Group (CMG), a dedicated group of 49 companies that specialise in all aspects of commercial relocations. Every CMG Member is accredited with the BS 8522 Commercial Moving Standard.