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31 Monday Dec 2012

Olympic challenge for London removals Posted by:

Summer is traditionally the busiest time of year for the removals business. But with the Olympics well underway, it’s a potential logistical nightmare for the capital’s removals firms.

Client Aussie Man & Van, the London removals firm, has been forced to bring jobs forward, change routes and reschedule moves at the drop of a hat. Managing director Mark Prout, says: ‘Rather than seeing a slowdown because the Olympics is on, we’ve been busier than ever. People still need to move, whether they are relocating ahead of the new school year or moving for work. They are just having to plan that move more carefully this year.

‘For example, Barnes has proven particularly problematic because of the cycling, which effectively means the area is closed to traffic for a couple of days. We have had to reschedule several moves around the area because there is no way in or out during this time. Our customers have been understanding though because they anticipate that the Olympics are going to be very disruptive for us all.’