Meet the Team

There are over 70 people in the Ballards team, all dedicated to giving you the best possible service. Below are profiles for some of our key people.

  • Ballards Removals office staff
  • Ballards Removals team taking a break
Richard Ballard - Ballards Founder

Richard Ballard

Our Founder

From a transit van to a fleet of 50 vehicles and a workforce of 50. Richard now has an advisory and guiding role, he still covers most of the local pre-move surveys and he really enjoys being in the office and ‘closing deals’.

Janette Ballard - Ballards Founder

Janette Ballard

Our Founder

Janette was the driving force and the heart of our business until very recently. Janette now acts as an advisor/mentor to Matthew and Joe.

Matt Ballard - Ballards Director

Matt Ballard


As a younger man Matt used his removals experience to work while travelling, mainly in Australia and NZ. Matt has performed removals in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and dozens of other high-profile properties. Matt's day job is varied, and includes looking after our customers and making sure the moves go to plan and schedule. 

Joe Ballard - Director at Ballards

Joe Ballard


Joe was once the youngest HGV master driver in the country and has a passion for trucks and driving. He acts a mentor for our younger drivers and helps the more experienced team members as and when they need it. Joe’s day job is looking after the fleet and working closely with James in our Operations department, allocating the appropriate trucks and crews to each move.

Rachel Barber - Ballards Office Manager

Rachel Barber

Office Manager

Rachel is our lynch pin. On a day-to-day basis Rachel will be heavily involved in the planning and administration of your move. She has worked with us for nearly 20 years and is a genuine removals and storage expert.  

Steve Lunt Ballards Move Manager

Steve Lunt

Move Manager

Steve has a background working for ‘big’ Removal Companies. He will take care of producing your removals quote and will act as your move manager throughout your move with us. Steve also supports our corporate accounts and European moves. He is a Season Ticket Holder at Man City and is a avid fan.


The Office Dog

If you visit in person she will be pleased to see you. Rescued by Joe Ballard when she was young, she has worked as our receptionist for several years now!