If you're thinking of starting a man with van business, a courier company, or a your own small removals and home moving company then my site is the place to be! You can share thoughts and ask questions in my online forum and find answers so that you'll be armed with the facts BEFORE you begin.
How will my site help you?
I address everything from the business plan stage, to the marketing tactics I used to find work and grow my man and van business.
My Experience - I've done the job myself!
I started with nothing, not even a van! I used a hired van on weekends to help people move all sorts of stuff. Within 2 months I had bought my own van and I was earning more doing my part time deliveries than I was in my fulltime job. So, that's what my site is about - How I started my man and van business and why it succeeded.
My original site, 1ManAndVan.co.uk, was not always used as a forum - I set it up in 2008 when I started my own small man with a van business in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It was the way people found me online and found out more about what I did and how I could help them. It was only after I retired that I converted it to a site to help wannabe man and van business owners.
Man and Van Hire - Once synonymous with cheap, unreliable fly-by-night businesses, but more recently a large number of these small, often one-man businesses run from home by self employed owner drivers, are gaining respect in the delivery and removals industry. They offer REAL alternatives for those who would otherwise be looking to hire a van or employ the services of larger home removals companies.
Hiring a man with a van offers self movers a cheaper way to move house house, move a piano, or even arrange that after hours collection and delivery of a bulky eBay purchase such as a sofa or a motorcycle.
Besides networking with over 200 other man with van companies in the UK, many of whom work between Kent and London, I have actually run my own small delivery company that I started in 2008 with only one van. I have over five thousand happy clients, and I've helped people move all sorts of stuff, from motorcycles deliveries, hundreds of upright pianos, school props, fragile items such as art deliveries, and even heavy freight loads such as AGA ovens. But most of my work has been helping people looking for a reliable man and van company who pitches up on time, quotes reasonable and fair prices, and who has a good work ethic and a "Can Do" attitude!