CMOTY 2017 Finalists

CMOTY 2017 Cardiff

This weekend sees the annual BAR conference. Starting on Friday 19th at the Cardiff Marriot Hotel, this year promises to be an exciting event featuring inspiring and influential keynote speakers Mandy Hickson and Vicky Pryce. (expired link)

The BAR conference will this year be attended by no less than four representatives from Pluscrates. A couple of familiar faces, Nick Flaxman (Sales Director) and Stuart McLean (Scotland depot manager) who are regulars at the conferences, and a couple of new faces; Stuart Stansfield (National Operations Manager) and Ian Gilkes (Birmingham depot manager). So, if you are planning to attend and want to know more about Pluscrates and crate hire, do feel free to come up and say hello.

2017 marks the fifth year that Pluscrates are sponsoring the Commercial Mover of the Year award; this prestigious award “provides a measure and a test of quality which is highly prized within the commercial relocation industry.” And previous winners have found that this mark of excellence has positively affected their business in ways that they hadn’t imagined.

As always, this year’s finalists display a very high level of standards, and with several of the past winners receiving a certificate of merit, it has proven to be a very close competition.



BCL (Bradshaw Corporate Logistics) was formed in 1984 to meet the demands of the commercial removals industry and has been going strong for the last 33 years.

“Our focus has always been customer-driven, and we offer a genuine personal service to all our clients, no matter how large or small they may be.”

Maidmans Moving & Storage Ltd

Maidmans was founded in 1979, and since then Maidmans has expanded into an industry leading removals, storage & shredding business. Maidmans are first in the UK to attain all three BSI quality standards for:

  • Domestic Removals
  • Commercial Relocation
  • Storage Services

No strangers to this type of award, Maidmans Moving & Storage Ltd have been finalists or received a certificate of merit in either the CMOTY or DMOTY no less than four times in the last nine years and have won DMOTY twice in this period.

Universal Commercial Relocation Ltd – 2015 winners

Established in 1978, Universal have always been a family run business who always put the customer first and focus on top quality of service at every level.

Universal won CMOTY back in 2015

Certificate of Merit achieved by:

Company Moves and Storage Ltd


Harrow Green – 2014 joint winners

J A Steel and Son Ltd

JT&Sons Relocations Ltd – 2013 winners and 2014 joint winners

Pickfords – 2010 winners

Russell Fewins Ltd

Specialised Movers Ltd – 2012

We’d like to wish all the finalists good luck in this weekend’s competition.