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Colin Batt Removals wins family business award

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Local Kent removal company, Colin Batt Removals, wins the family business award

Here at Colin Batt Removals, we’re celebrating after winning another award for our Kent removal services.

We were delighted to pick up the award for ‘best family run business’ in the latest Ashford Business Awards, held at the Ashford International Hotel. Run by Kings Hill event planners, Best Business Events, the awards cover the Ashford, Shepway and Dover districts and are judged by a panel of businesspeople from across Kent.

It’s not the first time we have been recognised at this event – our work and dedication to customer service was recognised back in 2017 when we received an award. This year, we were also shortlisted in both the customer service and small business categories.

We’re proud to be adding this latest accolade to our growing number of awards. Only last year, we received a Kent Excellence in Business award for customer service, and were one of three companies shortlisted for the British Association of Removers’ Domestic Mover of the Year award, which is open to all 430 members of the professional body.

Our owner and managing director Simon Batt said, “We’re really pleased and honoured to have won this award.

“We are proud of the service we offer and of being a family run business founded on the values of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness and care. These were the values with which my dad Colin started the business in 1978 and we have worked hard to uphold them ever since.

“Our success is down to the tireless work and dedication of the whole team, and their commitment to prioritising our customers, making moving house as stress-free as possible for them – which is why more than 99 per cent of our customers recommend us to their family and friends.”

Here at Colin Batt Removals we offer home and commercial removals and a packing and unpacking service, not just across Kent but often much further afield. We also have a strong reputation as one of the area’s leading piano removals specialists and were once employed to transport and look after Beethoven’s piano during an entire European tour, while Elton John, the Royal Collection Trust, the BBC and the Royal Festival Hall have all also been customers.

“We’ve moved pianos up spiral stairs in cathedrals, through windows using cranes and scaffolding, and to an island on a speedboat,” Mr Batt recalls. The firm has moved customers from the UK to Germany, Spain, Italy, the USA, Malaysia and Australia. It also offers storage at its secure premises in Maidstone Road, Ashford, including document archives and climate controlled storage for objects like art, antiques and musical instruments which need particular care.

Colin Batt Removals is fully insured and meets the British Standard EN 12522 for house removal services, which requires an independent audit every year. Our membership of the British Association of Removers also requires an annual inspection and a commitment to abide by the association’s code of conduct.

With Colin Batt Removals, you know your belongings are in safe, capable and careful hands. Call us on 01233 740395 to find out more about our award winning removals service and get a free quote.

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