Company Chairman Neil Bishop celebrates 25 years with the family firm

Apr 10 | 2019

Neil Bishop, Chairman and Business Development Director at Bishop’s Move, is celebrating his 25th year at Bishop’s Move.

Neil BishopNeil began his career with the company at the age of just 19 as a porter supporting the European drivers and is now the chairman of the family business – the UK’s largest family-owned removals company.

As a packer, he travelled across Europe, mainly working in Germany, France and Spain, before gaining valuable experience at Canada-based Williams Moving International in Vancouver where he was mentored by one of the removal industry’s well-known characters – Hans Martens. Back in the UK, Neil joined Bishop’s Move Tunbridge Wells as a trainee sales consultant and then moved on to the Horsham depot to oversee sales and to look after the Leatherhead branch operations.

Neil took on further roles as assistant manager of the Bristol branch and later became London branch manager. In 2001, he moved into the corporate department where his role was to develop new business and later took on the responsibility of overseeing the business relocation division. Since then he has supported Bishop’s business development covering the domestic and international corporate sectors, as well as trade relationships and the vehicle fleet. Latterly, his role has expanded into the role of chairman of the Board.

Neil said, “They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well in my case, this is totally true. It seems like only yesterday when I was cutting my teeth at my first depot in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Bishop’s Move has changed considerably in the past 25 years, both with UK and European expansion, along with the platforms used to support our client portfolio in the UK and globally. Continual investment in our removal fleet and employees, ongoing ICT improvements with client options such as video surveying are just a couple of examples of what we’re doing to help our 165-year-old business continue for the next generation. Here’s to the next 25 years!”

Photo: Neil Bishop