Doree Bonner International is delighted to announce that Advanced Removals & Storage have joined the Group with immediate effect.
Advanced Removals & Storage are a highly respected and long-established company based in Gloucester and founded by Peter Hartwell in 1999. A family company, with sons Steve and Geoff Hartwell taking over in the running of the business from 2014.
Advanced Removals & Storage, whilst joining the Group, will continue to service the Southwest of England across from Swindon to Bristol and up through Gloucestershire into Worcestershire. Its local operational and sales function will remain completely separate, but it will of course benefit from Doree Bonner’s central functions such as IT, HR, Finance, Marketing and its existing nationwide coverage.
The addition of Advanced Removals to the Group will strengthen its coverage in the Southwest as well as opening up new areas in the southern part of the West Midlands. It’s 26,000 sq ft modern Warehouse Facility is a welcome enhancement to the Group’s storage capacity, with over 1500 storage containers supplemented by external storage, located at the Gloucester based site.
Geoff Hartwell remains with the company as a director and he will continue to run the business. His brother Steve Hartwell will stay on as a consultant to assist with the transition. This will ensure that the Advanced Removals ethos for excellent service is maintained, and its current customer base sees no change.
All the staff have been retained, and the logo and corporate colours of Advanced Removals remain the same.
Jason Herbert Group managing director of The Doree Bonner International Group comments:
“We are delighted that Advanced Removals and Storage have joined the Doree Bonner family. Having paused our Acquisition Strategy (due to the Global pandemic) following the successful integration of Luxfords of Weybridge towards the end of 2019, I am excited that we have kick started the next phase of our expansion with such a great company brought on board. Geographically it fits perfectly and its strong culture, experienced team and passion for customer service match our own. Its top-notch Storage facility is a massive boost for our infrastructure in the Southwest and dovetails nicely into our storage focused strategy. Our many corporate accounts will also be able to benefit from the superb service that Advanced Removals provide.
“I am really pleased that Geoff will join the Doree Bonner Group and his role will be pivotal in leading the Advanced business on this next stage of its journey, and together, we will continue to improve the already fantastic reputation that Advanced Removals & Storage enjoy and build on its solid customer base”
Geoff / Steve Hartwell comments:
“We have always been a forward-looking company and have considered various options for the future.
After much deliberation, it was apparent for the benefit of the company and its employees that it was time to evolve.
“Following our meetings with Jason and his team it was clear we had found the right fit with an organisation that focuses on quality and customer satisfaction. They have assured us that the Advanced identity would remain intact, our staff would be retained, and the culture of the company would continue, and our customers would see no difference other than improvements.
“We are both very much looking forward to progressing the business to the next level.”
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