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The Yorkshire Partnership

Nov 29, 2015
Although Kidds bought Sandersons in 1996, only now will the two companies come together as a single brand - The Yorkshire Partnership - to take advantage of recent industrial investment that has come into the region.

Siemens and Associated British Ports have announced they will invest £310 million in wind turbine production facilities in Hull creating 1000 jobs, while York PotashSirius Minerals' flagship development asset, is proposing to develop a new potash mine near Whitby, North Yorkshire. The mine will be the first new potash mine in the UK for 40 years.  

Kidds and Sandersons both have a long history of providing removals services in the region: Kidds first established in Bridlington on the east coast and Sandersons in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.   
 
Both firms have operated separately as they are strong in their local markets and this will continue, but they will now also market themselves as The Yorkshire Partnership.  "We have the experience to relocate technical people from any location in the world, which is a major benefit, involving the major shipping houses we work closely with in London," said Philip Kidd, Managing Director.  
 

Philip, went on to say that he has found the last recession to have been the most difficult but that he was very encouraged by recent developments.  During the more difficult times the company has diversified into property development and is currently planning 90 houses on an 8-acre plot.  “These,” explained Philip, will be “Ready and waiting for the people moving from inland to retire to the coast using The Yorkshire Partnership." 
 
Despite the successful diversification, Philip said that he and his brother find the moving business most rewarding.  “We are proud of keeping the family tradition going.” 
 

Trevor said that he had had a very enjoyable experience helping his brother and Frank Rose man the Kidds Training Stand at this year’s Movers and Storers Show promoting their training services. “It's about putting something back into the industry.  My brother and I are indebted to Mike Price, the former BAR Director of Training, who helped us considerably in 1999.  It was a great pleasure to inform him at a meeting of the Yorkshire BAR Area, in Scarborough, of our success in winning a Government Regional Training award.” 

 

Photo:  Kidds at the Movers and Storers Show 
 

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