From this humble beginning, Jim gradually built up his haulage business, which in those days meant anything that would fit on the lorry was part of the trade! Between 1950 and 1970 a constant flow of new regulations from various governments meant that Jim had to change direction a few times to comply with the ever-changng legislation (nothing new there then!).
By 1972 Jim was looking towards retirement and shortly after the business passed on to two of his sons David and Bob, backed by their older sister Sheila. By 1979 they had ceased all haulage operations to concentrate on the ever-increasing removal and storage trade. The sale of the big haulage lorries helped to fund a massive investment in new lorries and warehouses specially designed and built for furniture handling.
After the Second World War, Jim Perry returned from Burma to set up home in the Essex area with his new wife May. After a number of jobs on farms as a mechanic handyman, he bought some derelict cottages in Broxted and an old second hand van. With his first van Jim ran a mobile fruit and vegetable round in the evenings and at weekends, whilst still working as an engineer during the day. In between he did local deliveries - Perry Removals was born!
In 2002 David decided to retire from removals and Bob became Chairman with his sister Sheila as a new director. At about the same time Nick Martin joined the company with a wealth of experience in the field of corporate removals and swiftly became Managing Director of the limited company Perry Removals Ltd.
In 2004 Bob's Daughter Emma joined the company having graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours degree. She ran the newly acquired Sudbury office, and built up the international side of the business as the manager of Overseas Moving Ltd.
Bob's son Jamie joined the company after gaining a Business Management degree from Sheffield University. As Marketing and Warehouse Manager Jamie developed the modern web-based commercial warehousing company Perry Online Ltd and took on the management of Perry Data Shred.
In 2007 The Perry Group acquired Movers of Cambridge Ltd. and Overseas Moving Ltd. based in Cambridge. By then Perry Removals Ltd. had a total of 12 removal vans, 3 pre-pack vans and over 25 staff members to serve the area. However, the same traditions of a family concern still prevail to maintain a quality removal service throughout East Anglia, London, the UK, Europe plus a network of agents throughout the world, all dedicated to providing the very best in relocation services.
Perry Removals went from strength to strength and in 1994 the opportunity arose to acquire the long established company Direct Removals of Bishop's Stortford. With the strong reputation of Perry Removals and the added strength of Direct Removals, two excellent teams became one under the new name of Perry Direct. Despite the recession of the early 90's Perry Direct continued to be a by-word for quality removals.
Today Perry Removals is still a family orientated business with the support of a workforce with an excellent track record in the removal industry.
Our Office Manager Marie is responsible for the day to day running of the office - she keeps us all in line!
Michael our Operations Manager makes sure that all vehicles and staff are in the right place at the right time for your removal.
First line customer support is Miranda who is our key co-ordinator, booking quotations and removal dates, and sending out removal quotations.
Our estimators Andrew, Nick and Bob visit clients or supply quotations over the telephone.