Removals firm sees 120pc profits boost

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ONE OF the region’s most-established removal companies has seen profits surge 120 per cent after joining a national group.

Britannia Turnbulls Leeds, formerly Turnbulls Removals Leeds, has seen a sharp rise in sales since it joined independent network Britannia Movers.

It recorded a 90 per cent increase in its total number of service contracts year-on-year and has appointed a further five staff.

Steve Barker, general manager of Britannia Turnbulls Leeds, said: “Our aim in teaming with Britannia was to ensure that the Turnbulls name continues to be associated with the very highest levels of customer service and satisfaction in the country.

“We have taken steps to ensure we continue to deliver on this promise and have taken on a new sales person and office manager, two new drivers and another packer.

“This is all part of our plan to continue to develop our offering both locally and nationally, and we are delighted that this growth shows no sign of abating.”

He added: “We are now looking to proceed with the next phase of our continuous process of growth and development.

“We are delighted to have joined Britannia and look forward to developing the Leeds removal centre into one of the most successful in the country.”

Turnbulls Removals has a long heritage in the city, after it was founded in Meanwood in 1867.

On top of its local and regional services, the company was involved in shipping vital supplies and equipment to Nepal as part of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic climb of Mount Everest in 1953.