The story of my business friend Jeffrey is a prime example why you should be very careful when you choose a removal company, in particular if you intend to move your office. When you need to move high-tech equipment worth several millions it doesn’t exactly make sense attempting to some few hundreds bucks and to go with “not so reliable”, possibly even unknown movers.
Jeffrey lost about £50,000.00 worth in computer equipment including business-critical servers since the movers he chose not only did a poor job moving and damaging those computers. In addition the firm didn’t really keep track of what they moved which resulted in my friend having a hard time to prove that the damages were actually being caused by the moving firm.
Even after he could ultimately hold the movers reliable afters several months fighting with competent legal help he lost invaluable client data and thus many customers and countless sales.
If you move office, you should therefore choose a removal firm wisely. Always ask them for their track record and don’t be afraid even to call-up their previous clients of the company to ask them about their experience. Good and dependable movers will also always be listed in the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and you won’t find any negative entries there in regards to the firms operations. For the United Kingdom, the BBB’s equivalent there would be The Offices For Trading Standards.
In addition to getting the most reliable and trusted movers you can find I can also recommend that you prepare your move carefully in advance. In this case, when you move an entire company you should always backup your entire data and keep a copy of this data with you. You can also entrust your data to a reliable data storage company so that you can restore data in case it would get lost. It’s easy to replace damaged equipment but you cannot replace customer data and other critical information if it were to get lost during a move!