Presto Removals runs two fleets of vehicles in the UK – one for removals, and one for rubbish disposal. All vehicles are regularly serviced by our on-site mechanics and we will give clients a 15% discount if any vehicle shows up to a job in less than spotless condition.
Where possible, we utilize hybrid vehicles so as to reduce our impact on the environment. We also, again where possible, have converted the engines in our vehicles to run on LPG, one of the cleaner technologies available on the commercial vehicle market.
The rubbish removal fleet is also equipped with additional features to make sure our work is completed to standard. These vans house power washers, cleaning supplies, and biohazard containment facilities. Each van also carries a defibrillator, insulin shots, epinephrine shots, neck brace, a mobile emergency eye wash station, a field surgery kit, immobilization board and sticky plasters to protect our staff’s safety.
The Presto Removals team has some 70 years of collective moving experience and we are always eager to train new recruits in our best practices. Here are a few of our team members.
Steve – 54-year-old Steve has been in the removals business all his life and runs our daily operations as centre manager. On occasion, Steve will venture out with a crew to help with a removals job, especially if the job poses unusual challenges or they just need an extra set of hands. Steve holds the amateur boxing welterweight title for Greater London. He enjoys the outdoors and collecting stamps.
Alan – Our man from the north, Alan left his native Aberdeen to join our operations in London. Alan is team manager and as such makes sure every staff member is doing their job safely and professionally. He also coordinates the company’s inter-departmental caber tossing competition.
Sheila – Our team would be nothing without our Sheila. She takes new recruits under her wing and shows them the ropes as lead training coordinator. If you need advice on lifting technique or are worried about a recurrent neck pain, qualified physiotherapist and former army drill sergeant Sheila is the one for the job.
Lukas – Lukas is the man who makes sure every van, truck and forklift are in good working order. Most likely to be found in the garage, working on an engine, Lukas can fix anything. In the past, he has repaired radios, smart phones, vacuum cleaners, blenders and, on one memorable occasion, Alan’s pacemaker.