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Pledge for Parity – The Women of the Removal Industry

Written by on March 8, 2016

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The Women of McCarthy’s

‘Studies show that gender-balanced organizations and teams deliver stronger results, and that inclusive societies are more progressive, but ingrained bias slows the progress of equality.’ International Women’s Day 2016

The Removals and Storage industry is notoriously dominated by men right?…

Well maybe not quite…

Behind the scenes, there are a lot of women working to keep the Removals and Storage industry running smoothly. Here at McCarthy’s we have a team of women working in and out of the office to make sure customers are quoted, that quotes are sent out, vans are booked in, payments are taken and everything runs smoothly!

For International Women’s Day, we want to showcase the efforts of the women who work here at McCarthy’s as well as our fantastic team of men.

We’re choosing this Women’s Day to pledge to ‘Challenge conscious and unconscious bias’ – Make a pledge online now and join the movement!

We understand that people view the removals industry as a male dominated environment and here at McCarthy’s we want to challenge that. We currently have a workforce that is split fairly evenly down the middle in terms of its male and female employees and we’re delighted to be able to say that. We’re also proud to say that both the men and women of McCarthy’s are given equal opportunities and are able to work to their strengths based upon on their capabilities as a person, not as a specific gender.

Speaking of which, we don’t currently have any ladies working on the vans themselves but this is due to chance rather than choice! If you’re a female looking for work as a porter or a driver please do get in touch to recruitment@mjmccarthy.co.uk and let us know why you would like to be a part of the team!

So without further ado, let’s meet the team!

First up we have Victoria:

Victoria is one of the estimators here at McCarthy’s. It’s Victoria who will come out to see you initially to assess what you have to move. She then puts together your quotation and removal package. She’s our very own fountain of knowledge and has also in the past worked on the vans herself!

Say hi to Ann:

Ann looks after the operational side of things. She makes sure we have enough vans, drivers and porters and that everything booked into the diary is planned to perfection! She squeezes in as much as she can so we don’t disappoint our customers. She’s the Sally Traffic of the removal world!

Meet Fay, Steph, Sarah J and Penny:

Our trusty and dedicated move coordinators. They work tirelessly everyday calling new enquiries, sending out quotations and answering questions and queries for our customers. They take bookings, set up storage accounts and generally look after the day to day running of things back at base camp!

Say hello to Barbara:

Our fantastic Self Storage Area Manager. She works across all of our storage sites making sure everything runs smoothly and that all of the staff in storage world are working to the best of their ability while keeping them motivated at the same time! An impossible task?? Not for Barbara!

Meet Sarah S, Sarah M, Adele, Jacqui, Vicky, Wendi, Natalie & Rayvan (Phew!):

Our hard working Self Storage team. They work across our storage centres based in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield and ensure all of our customers both new and old are looked after! They pride themselves on customer service and work tirelessly to make each customer feel valued. They look after enquiries, bookings, and the general day to day running of the Self Storage branches to make sure that everything runs easily and effortlessly (or at least they make it seem effortless)!

Say hi to Zoe:

Zoe works in our marketing department and is responsible for the update and upkeep of all of our marketing materials, website, blog etc… She’s also the person you’ll speak to should you use our live chat facility! Yes it’s absolutely a real person and not a robot.

Next up we have Selena and Louise:

These ladies look after the pennies! They run our accounting department and are absolutely vital to the smooth running and continued success of McCarthy’s.

Finally we need to say hello to Glenna:

She runs the Business Centre at McCarthy’s in Leeds. She makes sure that all of her tenants are well looked after and is responsible for its day to day running. No day is ever the same and she manages it all with a great sense of humour. If you need cheering up, she’s your woman!

Well, that’s all of us!

So while we really can’t live without our removal men…we need our removal women too.

 

Pledge for Parity this year with McCarthy’s and International Women’s Day.

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Jodie and Sarah were fantastic. They managed to sort out a storage unit for me straight away and even stayed after they should have shut to help me out. I would have been absolutely stuck if they hadn’t gone the extra mile.
It’s rare these days to get that level of service. MASSIVE thank you.

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Really good service and would recommend them without hesitation

5 Stars

The staff are friendly and helpful (Huddersfield). My belonging are very safe and secure with loads of cameras and you can't enter without a person code. The storage rooms are nice and dry so all the stuff are safe from damp and mold ect.
I would definitely recommend and the price was great.

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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
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

Harrogate

The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Self Store
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Self Store
01924 566 939
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00




    Huddersfield

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

    Self Store
    01484 248 006
    Email

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

    York

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Self Store:
    01904 221 600

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email

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