Episode 81

Moving Matters with James Langridge of Near & Far Removals


March 28th, 2024

52 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, James Langridge, Operations Manager of Near & Far Removals discusses how he’s been in and out of the industry for the past 10-15 years, working in the family business, although he was hoping for a career in football.

Near & Far Removals are based in Nottingham and was started in 2003 by James’s parents, Martyn & Elaine Langridge. Near & Far offer domestic removals, packing, dismantling & re-erecting, house clearance/disposal, commercial relocation, crate hire and storage (using both self-storage units and shipping containers, as James doesn’t like the 250 cuft wooden storage containers).

James says that removals itself is a challenge he has had to overcome, especially key waits, which he goes on to have a little rant about. Other challenges include staff, which James enjoys and thrives upon, and tidiness, which includes vehicles & uniforms.

James wouldn’t change anything from his moving past as he believes it is a journey he is on.

James’s highpoints of being within the industry are working with different customers, different people, seeing different parts of the country and having a laugh on the job.

The one thing James would like to change within the industry is, surprise, surprise, completion days.

The advice James would give himself just starting out within the industry again is not to go over the top buying supplies, such as covers, as blankets are more than adequate.

In the next 5 years James wants to continuing making Near & Far the best they can be by continuing to provide the best service possible. Industry wise, James doesn’t see any changes apart from individuals themselves.

Outside of the industry James is clearly a keen footballer, he also enjoys golf, fishing, evenings at the spa and nights out on the town with his mates.

And as always, we end Moving Matters with two funny moving stories (as well as the oddest item James has moved), one regarding a photograph, and the other involving a chap called Jeremy.


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