Moving onwards and upwards: a look back at 2017 with CWraight &Partners Removals
It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by, and what a busy 12 months 2017 has been for C.Wraight & Partners! We’ve been involved in a series of exciting removal projects from country estates and castles to lighthouses, and helped new customers all over the country and across Europe to ensure their relocations have gone smoothly. It has also been a pleasure to see so many old customers return to us and trust us with their removals.
Our commercial removals Kent and removals London departments have also enjoyed a packed year helping companies to move to larger premises. The buoyancy of the financial market has led many of our commercial customers to seek bigger spaces to accommodate new staff, and it has been a privilege for us to be involved with helping these businesses and to be a part of their plans.
The range of items we have moved this year would fill an encyclopaedia! We have moved all kinds of valuable antique removals and fine art removals, along with collectable and valuable furniture including priceless ceramics, grand old pianos, historic grandfather clocks, paintings and old-fashioned bicycles. We have been honoured to be responsible for the removal of a number of national treasures from museums, churches and historic sites, and we’ve even transported a Tardis which featured the signatures of every Doctor Who!
Without doubt, one of our biggest projects this year was working with the Franciscan order, helping them to relocate their entire library to Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was an incredible experience to work alongside the Franciscan friars, and that working relationship continues today as we help with the relocation of items throughout the country to the various Franciscan centres, and manage the safe-keeping of their archives in our heated storage facility
Our work with English Heritage Trust has been as fascinating as ever this year. We have taken part in diverse projects from moving valuable paintings from Battle Abby to moving the king’s bed from the great hall at Dover castle. We’ve also been involved in returning and moving batteries to a lighthouse and clearing out the castle in preparation for a Marvel comic film shoot.
Our close relationship with the Canterbury Auction Galleries – which this year celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary – has continued. Over the last twenty-five years I have had the pleasure of working closely with owner Tony Pratt and his team, moving millions of pounds worth of antiques and fine art and we look forward to continuing that relationship throughout 2018 and beyond.
We were also proud to have participated in the 2017 Stour Festival, assisting with the transport, installation and moving of the Stour Festival stages and marquees. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we have significantly expanded our storage facilities so that we are able to offer our valued clients a greater range of flexible, comprehensive and secure storage options.
At C.Wraight & Partners, we are lucky to have had the opportunity to work with some lovely clients this year, in some amazing locations, from historic buildings to award-winning private homes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful staff who work tirelessly to ensure we retain our high standards, and to thank all of the team at the castle, and the wonderful auction staff.
I would also like to extend to all our customers and prospective customers the happiest of Christmas wishes, and the hope that you all enjoy a healthy and prosperous 2018!