McCarthy’s Removals and Storage is celebrating a record summer on the back of an upturn in the Yorkshire property market.
Over the traditionally most active months of the year for home-moving – June, July and August – McCarthy’s home removals side of the business saw a 50 per cent increase in bookings compared to the same period in 2013.
The company managed 1,100 moves over the three months, and has also seen a boom in business at its self storage units.
Mike McCarthy, managing director at McCarthy’s, said: “Our removals operations and self storage units go hand-in-hand – often people want to declutter while they try to sell their house or if they’re downsizing they may need somewhere to store things while they work out the layout of their new home.
“Other times, the completion date on the sale may not match up with the completion date on the purchase so there’s a period of time in between.
“We’ve not only had a record summer for moves but also for storage, which has been operating at 98 per cent capacity during the summer.
“It’s a very promising sign that the housing market in the region is continuing to flourish and that consumer confidence is building.
“It’s certainly been our busiest summer in terms of removals since 2007.”
Trading since 1970, McCarthy’s is a family business primarily known for its private and commercial removals. Operating across Yorkshire, its head office is based on Meanwood Road, Leeds, where there is also a 150,000 sq ft self storage facility.
The company also has a 300-room self storage facility for homeowners and businesses in Harrogate.
In addition, McCarthy’s offers a range of business services including archived storage and confidential document shredding.