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Another promotion for long-serving team member at Ballards Removals

Dean Adams has been promoted to Transport Manager role after 21 years with the Midlands-based family firm

After 21 years as part of the Ballards Removals team, and several different supervisory roles, Dean Adams has been promoted to the role of Transport Manager.

Now named on the firm’s Operators Licence, Dean will continue his professional development with ongoing training, coaching and mentoring whilst undertaking his new responsibilities.

Matt Ballard, Managing Director at Ballards Removals, said:

“We are so thrilled to see Dean progress into the role of Transport Manager. He is a fantastic member of our team – having joined our business way back in 2001 as a Removals Porter.

“At Ballards, we really care about our employees and encourage them to undertake additional training and professional development in order to progress in their careers. We support them as much as we possibly can to reach their goals.

“Dean has made a great start to his new role already, getting stuck into all of the different day-to-day responsibilities that he now has.”

Dean started his journey with Ballards as a Removals Porter when he first joined the business, before progressing to the role of Warehouse Assistant, through to Warehouse Manager in 2007 until 2015.

He then decided that he wanted a change, and trained to become a Class 2 Driver within house removals – which included driving and leading many teams whilst out in the field.

More recently, before his Transport Manager promotion, Dean also became the Supervisor at the firm’s partner company depot – Steeles of Stamford – in 2020. After this depot was consolidated to the Ballards HQ in Markham Moor, Dean then began his transport management training.

Dean Adams, newly appointed Transport Manager at Ballards Removals, said:

“When Matt & Joe (Ballard) first offered me the chance to do the qualification, I was a bit taken aback but jumped at the chance! I have had several different roles at Ballards with increasing responsibility – but this is the most exciting challenge for me to date.”

“They both have given me 100% support – anything I needed, they were there. I’m so excited to transition into my new role and see what challenges it will have in store for me.

“The last 21 years at Ballards have flown by, and no two days are the same – which is why I enjoy my job so much. That, and being part of a very supportive, diverse team of fantastic people. I’d love to offer a huge thank you to Matt and Joe for this opportunity and their continued support over the years.”

Whilst Dean was undertaking his course, he was appointed a mentor – Pete Rushmer, Managing Director at Flagship Partners. Pete helped to support Dean through his qualification, coaching him to success. He said:

“We have worked with Ballards for four years and they are a fantastic client – Matt and Joe are committed to very high operational standards, which makes it a great partnership for both businesses.

“Matt and Joe are committed to developing skills in their team, so we were delighted to support Dean. We have also been working in-house with Dean, mentoring him and developing effective systems and processes.

“It is a brilliant example of the in-house development and commitment to quality and progression that Ballards have.”

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Dean Adams, Transport Manager at Ballards Removals

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About Ballards Removals Ballards is a family owned business providing removals, storage and vehicle hire solutions for national and international moves. Founded in 1978, the company employs 90 people and operates a fleet of 55 vehicles. Ballards Group also includes Steeles of Stamford and Bespoke Removals Solutions. For more information about Ballards Removals, please visit Media enquiries For information, images, interviews or a site visit, please contact: Ellie Moore Carrington Communications [email protected] 01522 581611 / 07587 610769 David Sykes Carrington Communications [email protected] 01522 581611 / 07847 826081

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