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Women Moving the Removals Industry

08 Mar 2022

Women Moving the Removals Industry

The world of removals is often traditionally seen to be a male dominated industry. However, this is simply not the case, especially here at Bishop's Move!

This International Women's Day we thought we would showcase just a few of the women at Bishop's Move whose hard work ensures that your move is a smooth and stress-free experience, whether it is a home move, for your business or an employee relocation.

Mina Patel

Mina Patel

PA to COO of Bishop's Move

Mina started working for Bishop's Move in 1993 as a receptionist, working for both the Domestic and Business Relocation divisions. Whilst our Head office was still at Stewarts Road, London, she quickly climbed the ladder to become PA to Managing Director (Nigel Bishop) until his retirement in 2014.

Mina is now PA to COO of Bishop's Move, Alistair Bingle.

With over 29 years in the removals industry, Mina has seen the company overcome many challenges and plenty of innovation within the workplace, including email and our in-house CRM. She has also seen the company respond to its environmental impact; changing to using recycled materials, using more fuel-efficient removal vans, and offering customers the chance to plant a tree following their move.

View our environmental policy.

Chloe Gray - Group Sales Move Co-ordinator

Chloe Gray

Group Sales Move Co-ordinator

Although Chloe only started 7 months ago, she has immediately settled in as a valuable part of our Group Sales team with her positive can do attitude, happily helping customers with their enquiries and moves.

"I really enjoy the friendly and encouraging environment, and getting to speak with different customers every day" said Chloe.

Talk to Chloe and the rest of the team about your move today - call 0800 017 8422

Michala Burnell - Branch Manager, Bishop's Move Cambridge

Michala Burnell

Branch Manager, Bishop's Move Cambridge

Michala started her career in removals as a part-time payroll assistant whilst doing her AAT to become a bookkeeper, but was soon offered a full time role and has worked her way up through the branch ranks. She finds removals a bit of a "marmite" industry - but lucky for us, she loves it!

Working throughout the current pandemic has been a challenging time for many of our Branch Managers, as they have had to bear in mind the safety of our staff, customers and the general public at all times. Michala agreed, stating it has been "interesting, stressful, but also refreshing as it has made us all stop and rethink how we do things. I genuinely believe that we now work much more as a team than previously, as we have had to lean on each other and support each other."

Her moving experience has even come in handy during a recent lockdown Zoom quiz, when when her memory that the Headingly Stadium hotel rooms were named after cricketers helped her answer "who was the first non-English player to play for Yorkshire? Sachin Tendulkar!"

See the moving services that Bishop's Move Cambridge and our other branches offer.

Sharon Hack - International Move Manager
Sharon Hack

International Move Manager

Sharon got her first taste of European moves when she worked for a local family firm, Northover Removals, who operated UK to Spain relocation services. 

Sharon's uses her International relocation experience to work out the very best relocation arrangements for customers moving abroad, enjoying the challenge of resolving all the issues that can arise - even those most recently caused by Brexit and the recent holdups at many of our UK shipping ports.

"I can quite honestly say on behalf of all my family that your service was fantastic. You and communication avenues were great – I don’t know how you keep so calm!... In what was a very difficult move for all of us, you and your team managed to keep everything running smoothly, despite Covid and Brexit!" K Greswold

Find out more about the work involved in an International move

Relocating the Arc Bishop of Canterbury to Lambeth Palace - Corporate Relocation

Dani Skeggs - Corporate Relocation Manager

Dani Skeggs

Corporate Relocation Manager

Dani also started her career at Bishop's in an administrative role on a recommendation from a friend. She now heads up the Corporate Relocation team's day-to-day business, often dealing with customers going through a stressful period in their lives, whether it's have to temporarily move because of flooding or relocating for work or personal reasons.

One of the most memorable moves for Dani was the relocation of the Archbishop of Canterbury (then Bishop of Durham) to Lambeth Palace, back in January, 2013.

View our employee relocation and corporate services