Number of Employees | 2
Number of moves | 278
Distance Travelled | 33600
We both never really wanted to just study business, so after leaving school we decided to do it! Justin and Matt came together and JAM Vans was born. With some family experience within the moving industry, as two keen and naive 18 year olds we bought Oscar, our first van. We racked it out, bought new blankets and with an advert in the newspaper we were ready to hit the road.
We lugged boxes up and down stairs, lowered wardrobes down from balconies and toured the county in our trusty little Oscar.Our biggest mission when we set up JamVans was to provide a service that our clients would talk about and to challenge the status quo for the moving industry. This is still our biggest mission today.
Number of Employees | 4
Number of moves | 589
Distance Travelled | 58200
Our plan seemed to be working and before we knew it we needed extra hands. Two became three and three soon became four.
It was in 2011 that JamVans first went to Europe, Bulgaria to be precise. With some useful websites and contacts we pieced together work all over Europe. From hair-raising moments at the Romanian boarder, and going through 4 hours of security checks at the European Research Centre in Italy, to relaxing on a beach in Monaco or skiing in the Swiss Alps whilst waiting for return loads, we travelled to 16 counties within the year. In 2011, 40% of our customers were recommendations with a lot of this coming from repeat business, our customers thought we were doing something right and we think so too.
Number of Employees | 7
Number of moves | 697
Distance Travelled | 96500
2012 was a year of growth for JamVans, revenues grew by 100%. Having achieved a steady flow of work from repeat business and a few local contracts, we continued to expand. After spending the previous two years packing all of our paperwork into our portable crate and alternating been our respective homes, we took the big jump into getting our own warehouse and offices. This provided great foundations to grow the business, we could store more boxes, employ more staff, and importantly had secure parking for more vehicles. As we were no longer going on every move ourselves, it was important for us to ensure our ever growing team provided the service people talked about as we continued to challenge the status quo. This saw the introduction of the Jam Bible, our all in training programme and the Jam way of doing things.
Number of Employees | 11
Number of moves | 876
Distance Travelled | 142900
More demand, leads to more staff and vans.
We were carrying out more moves than ever and our team continued to grow. This saw the introduction of the JamVans days out to reward our staff for their efforts. With our passion for the best team and friends back from University, we decided to form a football team. In true JamVans style, only the best was acceptable, with our own home ground, the best home and away kits, it felt like a Sunday league going on premier league. Jam United FC was born. With the ever growing demand we were able to purchase two new vehicles, bespoke to removals. This enabled us to carry out larger moves and continue to deliver our exceptional service to more people.
Number of Employees | 15
Number of moves | 1004
Distance Travelled | 189000
Things started to get crazy as JamVans became one of the fastest growing removal companies in London. We made headlines on BBC London News, by reaching out to the residents of a sink hole that had opened up in Hertfordshire. Our team worked into the night helping to get resident’s possessions safely into our storage facilities. We also continued to support The Hospice of St Francis with their events, most significantly their Mud Pack Challenge, which raised over £100,000 for a great cause.
With the demand for our moves doubling, our workspace needed to as well. 2014 saw the expansion of new offices, a new staff room and more administration staff. We introduced dedicated move co-ordinators to keep a one point contact rule to guide our clients through the moving process.
Number of Employees | 18
Number of moves | 1389
Distance Travelled | 249000
What started as a dream five years earlier had now become reality. In 2015, we carried out 16 times as many moves than that of 2010, our team had doubled every year and we had over 100 containers in our storage facilities. Five years on and who’d thought we’d be invited back to our old school. This time however, it was for a careers day and to discuss the option of running your own business. Although an equal opportunities employer, we weren’t ready for what walked though our door in August 2015, Dyson the cat. After carrying out a move to Staffordshire, the stow away was discovered in the back amongst the blankets. Dyson spent an eventful week in our office, until we traced his owner with the help of BBC Radio Stoke. Our most amazing year yet saw the introduction of our personal favourite, the employee bonus scheme, where our team benefit from recommendations, reviews and repeat business. This is seen as a way of rewarding our staff for maintaining our high standards and pushing the boundaries of the moving and storage industry.
2016 has the makings to be our most ambitious year yet. With four new bespoke vans having arrived and our new website launched, we’re ready to show even more Londoners how to be moved.
Watch this space…
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