Henry Speight Removals: More than just moving

Jan 10 | 2023

Steve Jordan talks to Rob Townroe and Adrian Philips about their new venture and about how moving is more than just moving.

Henry Speight Removals  As a Yorkshireman, it’s always a joy to return the God’s country.  And so it was when I pointed my trusty steed north along the M1 in the direction of Sheffield to visit Rob Townroe from Henry Speight Removals.

I followed the satnav faithfully to the address on the website.  When I arrived at the location I was partly surprised and partly charmed.  The place was in an old Victorian building that had once been, I have since learned, a horticultural equipment factory. I was surprised as I have become accustomed to visiting more purpose-build premises, but I was charmed as it reminded me of my early years in the industry in a similar location in the 1970s. 

But it turned out that I had been deceived.  The company moved two weeks earlier and I hadn’t checked the address before leaving.  Note to self ….  But every cloud has a silver lining.  It gave me the opportunity for another dose of Yorkshire with a 30-min drive across Sheffield to the new place, which was much more what I had expected ...

Photo (left to right): Adrian Philips, Debbie Wright and Rob Townroe.

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