Maidmans and Basil Fry insurance brokers have signed a new three year agreement topping off a 20-year relationship between the companies.
Both of the companies have evolved dramatically during the period – Maidmans is now a major player in the south of England having developed the business dedicated to commercial moving, domestic moving and self storage through its associated business of Store and Secure Limited.
Maidmans Removals was the winner of the Domestic Remover of the Year in 2011 after 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 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 the last 12 years and more recently as a directly elected director to the BAR Board.
Brian freely admits that for the first 14 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 broker. After a meeting with Philip Wildman all those years ago 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 too. Greg Wildman said: “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. 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.”
Photo: Greg and Brian pictured toasting the new three-year agreement between the companies that was finalised at the BAR conference in Windsor.