Removals and Storage 99
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Moving in on the Domestic Remover of the Year Awards – we made the shortlist!

Written by on March 28, 2018

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Not only is it our 50th birthday this year, but we’ve received a bit of news which has given us another reason to celebrate!

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve made the shortlist in the national Domestic Mover of the Year Awards 2018. And to make it even more exciting, we’re the only removals firm in Yorkshire, and in fact actually the entire North to make the list!

The prestigious British Association of Removers (BAR) awards are open to the more than 400 UK members of the association, so there will have been some tough competition. Six companies have been shortlisted, with us being the only company based further north in the country than the Midlands.

The awards aim to encourage and celebrate high standards, rewarding companies who excel in customer service and focus on the customer experience. That makes the shortlisting even more special, as it’s very important to us that every customer receives the high level of service that they deserve from friendly, professional members of our staff.

The next stages of the judging process include the judges interviewing recent customers and conducting a site visit – wish us luck! The winner will be announced at the BAR Conference in Bournemouth in May.

It’s staggering to think that Mick McCarthy started out in 1968 offering a small man and van service, from a tiny terraced house in Leeds. And here we are, half a century later, with a business run by his son Mike, which has grown and diversified but still very much has removals at its heart.

Of course we offer domestic and commercial removals to customers across Yorkshire, moving homes and businesses anywhere in the world, with the help of our 15 removals vans (and the assistance of an aeroplane/boat if we’re moving someone over the other side of the globe!). But, now we also offer self storage centres in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield and serviced offices, along with document management and shredding services for businesses. There’s 45 people in the team – good job we’re not all still squashed in that Leeds’ terrace!

It would be great to be able to bring home the award and we hope to do Yorkshire – and the North – proud. But either way, well done to our fantastic team – we’re over the moon to have been shortlisted, and we couldn’t have done it with you!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 Stars
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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
Email Leeds storage

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
Email Harrogate

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555
Email Wakefield

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
    Email Huddersfield

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    YO30 6PQ

    Removals & Storage:
    01904 238 333

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email York

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00