Micro Removals was established in 1979 by two fireman who carried out removals during their downtime from their fire brigade roles. The name “Micro” was a combination of their names and they operated one 7.5T lorry covering local moves within the Thanet area.
Our dad, Allan, bought the company off them with his friend John in 1989, and they continued the one lorry one move theme for several years. The business was run from the family home kitchen and we parked the lorry outside a local pub nearby.
By 1999 they were running 2 lorries and employed a couple of porters, going further afield within Kent and occasionally long distance. Allan’s son Andy had been on his world travels having been a qualified chef for the past few years. On his return he decided to buy into the company as John wanted to move onto pastures new. Allan & Andy Small became business partners, and the family business was born.
Seventeen years ago we also formed Andrews of Kent Removals & Storage to run alongside Micro, and due to its success we rebranded all our Micro vehicles over to the Andrews of Kent livery. Allan’s daughter Cara joined the family gang in 2004 to take over the office and administration side of the business.
We have since gone on to increase the company profile, moving into larger warehouses with our own storage facilities. We now run 5 vehicles and employ around 10 staff, offering more varied services including moves all over the UK, Europe and deep sea destinations such as USA, Australia, Canada & New Zealand. Having joined the B.A.R we were awarded finalists of the British Association of Removers – Mover of The Year on 3 occasions. We are now members of Which? Endorsed Trusted Trader Recommendations, and part of the Trading Standards UK -Trusted Mover.
Our motto is “Satisfied Customer’s Are Our Future” and this has definitely been the case over the years which has helped us to succeed, advance and excel within in the removals industry.