The History of 1st Choice Removals
Family Run Company Handling Removals for Over 30 Years
1st Choice Removals was founded in 1990 - with father and son Alan and Richard Vaughan combining forces to form the new company. Their history in removals stretches back further; Alan began his removal career back in 1969 and Richard followed this career path in 1985. By 1990 they had accumulated all the experience needed to run a successful removal business, ideally placed in Canford Magna between Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne. Starting out initially with one 3.5tonne lorry they moved residents and businesses along the South Coast.
With success the business expanded with more team members joining the crew. Over a decade later a move was made to purchase their first warehouse in which they built 50 purpose built storage units, adding a slightly different arm to the business. By 2003 the business required more help and modernisation. Alan's daughter and Richard's sister Fiona joined the team in 2003, along with the company's first computer! Chris joined 1st Choice in 2006 and brought a determination to become a removal expert. At the same time Fiona passed the National Certificate of Professional Competence and then went on to claim the International Certificate of Professional Competence. The granting of an O Licence also meant the company could operate HGV vehicles throughout the UK and this was then added to ensuring 1st Choice could also operate HGVs throughout Europe.
In 2011 1st Choice Removals joined the British Association of Removers & Storers (BAR) - a badge which all professional removal companies need to be able to display. Chris also passed his International Certificate of Professional Competence and then Fiona was also awarded a BTEC Intermediate Award in Customs Export and Import Procedures. The business has therefore expanded to cope exceptionally with UK removals but also frequently now operates in Europe and even further afield when required.
1st Choice Removals is still a family business - today run as a team by Chris and Fiona. The initial founders Alan and Richard are also still involved, having stepped back to run the Storage side of the business leaving all of the removals to Chris and Fiona. The modern 1st Choice Removals is a happy team with years of removal experience and accreditation determined to bring a professionalism and superior service to every move.