Mark began his career in the Removals industry in 1982. With a second hand shop and single Luton van in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. A1 Removals was born.
After building the business up through the 80's and 90's and specialising in overseas moving came a name change in 1995 to A1 Worldwide Movers. On joining The British Association of Removers ( BAR ) in 1997 A1 Worldwide Movers was now the largest independent mover in Sussex employing 28 full time staff, operating 11 trucks & 4 trailers, two warehouses totalling 26,000 sqft and holding 700 warehouse containers.
A1 was sold to it's current owners in May 2006 & continues to trade today. Going Full circle Mark formed his 2nd Company "The Small Moving Company" in March 2007. The sale of The Small Moving Company came in July 2014 to it's current owner & again continues to trade today.
Mark's 3rd Moving Company formed 1st October 2014 "Mark Ratcliffe Moving " building steadily on his previous successes by still offering "Good Old Fashion Service" at an affordable price and a budget for all, whether you have a single item to move across town, a 1/2 bed flat or a 3/4 bed house. Mark Ratcliffe Moving also offer Worldwide Services for small baggage shipments or complete households to over 200 countries and territories.
Mark’s Industry accolades and experience include:
Andrew started his career in the removal industry in 1986 , when he joined his local removal company, known at the time as Richard Neave Limited, starting as a porter/packer and learning the business from the ground upwards.
Andrew soon discovered that he had a passion for this and at the age of 19 became company foreman.
In 1997 Andrew’s next step in his career was to help set up and run an East Anglian training centre at Britannia Neaves where he delivered operative training to several thousand delegates and increased his knowledge and experience further.
In 2005 Andrew set up his own company, APAK Removals and storage, serving the local domestic market and many trade clients. Andrew has also taken a very active role within BAR, sitting on the TMI council for many years and also serving as BAR area secretary and chairman.
In 2012 APAK joined Eurogroup and concentrated mainly on MOD relocations both within the UK and in Europe.
In 2013 Andrew’s new venture was family movers, back to where his passion lies; with domestic moves. Operating 5 vehicles and employing 8 staff with his own containerised storage facility, a training facility has also been built within the warehouse to continually develop the skills of his own staff. Outside training courses are also delivered.