Neil Bishop, Company Chairman, celebrates 25 packed years at Bishop’s Move!
14 January 2019
Neil Bishop, Chairman and Business Development Director at Bishop’s Move, is celebrating his 25th year at Bishop’s Move. Neil started at 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, Neil travelled across Europe, mainly working in Germany, France and Spain before gaining valuable experience at Canada-based, Williams Moving International. Operating out of Vancouver, Neil was mentored by one of the removal industries well-known names – Hans Martens. Back in the UK, he joined Bishop’s Move Tunbridge Wells as a trainee sales consultant and then moved on to the Horsham depot to oversee sales responsibilities and to look after Leatherhead branch operations.
Neil took on further roles as Assistant Manager of Bristol branch and then as London branch Manager. In 2001 he moved in to the Corporate department, where his role was to develop new business and later took on the responsibility of overseeing the Business Relocation division too. Since then, his role has been to support the Business Development function covering the domestic & international Corporate sector, as well as trade relationships and the vehicle fleet. Latterly, in the past two-years his role has expanded in to the role of Chairman of the Board.
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 platforms used to support our client portfolio based in the UK and globally. Continual investment in our Removal fleet and employees within our divisions, ongoing ICT improvements with client options such as Video Surveying are just a couple of examples of what we’re doing now to help our 165 year old business to continue for the next generation. Here’s to the next 25!