Ballards celebrates record revenue after four years at new HQ

Jan 26 | 2022

Family-owned removals firm, Ballards, has reported record turnover after four years of investment into its new headquarters close to the A1 at Markham Moor in Nottinghamshire.

Richard Ballard in restored Ballards vanThe company has quadrupled its turnover and more than doubled its number of employees since the move in 2017. Company revenues rose to more than £8million in the last year and the organisation has also expanded its team to 90 people, including 35 full-time drivers. 

The record turnover comes after a period of considerable investment into the site, which had to be significantly adapted for the company’s use. Ballards has also invested in services such as short-term self storage, long-term storage, removals, haulage and self-drive vehicle hire.

Managing Director, Matthew Ballard, whose parents Richard and Janette founded Ballards Removals in 1978 said, “Four years ago, we began one of the biggest periods of investment we’ve ever undertaken. We’ve acquired two well regarded removals companies; Steeles of Stamford and Bespoke Moving Solutions, we’ve invested in new vehicles, new storage containers, a huge amount of new equipment and, biggest of all, we’ve opened our new headquarters right beside the A1 and welcomed dozens of new members of our team.”

“It was a big gamble, but it’s proved to be a great success, helping the company to reach record turnover and become one of the leading removals, storage and vehicle hire companies in the region.”

The Ballards compound is kept secure thanks to a perimeter fence, automated gates, an array of CCTV cameras and 24-hour security team. Meanwhile, the site is also used as a depot for the company’s 55 trucks and vans that support the company’s removals and self-hire operations.

The company also has three other sites; a self-storage facility in Lincoln, Steeles of Stamford and a depot in Godalming, Surrey.

Photo: Richard Ballard in restored Ballards van.