Meet the Team

Our full team is 40 strong, dedicated to giving you the best possible service. Below is a list of the management team.

  • Ballards Removals team taking a break
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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’.

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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.

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Matt Ballard

Director

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. 

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Joe Ballard

Director

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.

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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.  

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Marcus Smallman

Move Manager

Marcus started with us at the age of 16 and has worked in all the admin roles within the office. Marcus now acts as a move manager for our corporate accounts and manages all of our European moves. Marcus has worked for us (ignoring a little sabbatical) for nearly 10 years.

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Pup

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 the last three years!