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Meet the team behind reallymoving

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The reallymoving senior leadership team:

 

Rob Houghton
Chief Executive

Rob founded reallymoving in August 1999. He is mainly focused on business development and strategy. He is married with two sons, and is an enthusiastic, although sadly not particularly talented, musician, tennis & golf player.
Top moving tip: Label all boxes and furniture with the room they should be stored in at your new home.

Rosemary Rogers
Director

Rosie has been involved with reallymoving since its launch in 1999. She is a member of the Board, and advises on reallymoving’s partner panels and the general business strategy. She is also a judge for a number of industry awards. Rosie is married with two sons, plays cello, and is often seen cycling the roads of Hertfordshire.
Top moving tip: Have a small penknife handy to open boxes quickly when you unpack.

Clare Exact
Company Secretary

Clare's duties include ensuring that the company meets its corporate governance requirements. In her spare time she’s busy at her allotment. She aims to complete all 630 miles of the South West Coastal Path walk which, at her current rate of progress, will take at least 20 years!
Top moving tip: Save time and stress by paying the removals company to pack and unpack your belongings.

Steve Knight
Head of Technology

Steve joined us in 2021 as our Software Development Manager and has recently progressed to become our Head of Technology. He is responsible for all aspects of software development, IT and security. Away from the computer, Steve can often be found in his garage fixing old motorbikes or tackling the next DIY project. He has also watched EastEnders for about 20 years and has never missed an episode!
Top moving tip:Just before you move out, take lots of photos and videos so you have a record of the condition you left the property in.

Chris Buckingham
Head of Sales

Chris oversees all our partner panels. He comes from a storage background where he specialised in training and nurturing sales teams. Chris is an overly keen, nearly-retired cricketer and golfer. He spends time with the two loves of his life, his family and watching Watford FC.
Top moving tip: Always create an inventory, and pack heavier items into smaller boxes so they can be carried with ease.

Jo McIntosh
Head of Finance and Operations

Jo is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Deloitte a very long time ago! She oversees various finance and operational matters in the office. When not at work, Jo is a full time taxi service for her two children, enjoys long hikes with friends and loves travelling overseas with her family.
Top moving tip: Make it easy on yourself and get a removals company instead of trying to move everything on your own.

Dhiresh Hirani
Head of Marketing

Dhiresh is our Head of Marketing. He is responsible for ensuring we are seen and found at the right place and at the right time. He was a former wedding photographer, loves travelling and spending his weekends enjoying Formula 1 races.
Top moving tip: Something that you may consider worthless may be valuable to someone else. Use local social media groups to give away or sell your unwanted items. It may even save you disposal costs.

 

The rest of the team:

 

 

Abs Aabidi
Web Developer

Abs is an Engineer with a Masters and plenty of experience who is part of the development team.
He likes to write books and share his learning experiences, walking, enjoying games, music and films. His favourite quote is “Be simple but not basic”.
Top moving tip: Prepare a checkbox list with all your items and find the experts to do the job.

Adam Stevens
Legal Account Manager

Adam works as part of our legal sales team. Adam has many years’ experience in account management and face to face sales. When he’s not working he spends his time on the golf course, watching the football and cooking for his girlfriend.
Top moving tip: Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap. Two birds, one stone: You're packing your clothes and kitchenware at the same time.

Adeel Ahmed
Removal Sales Manager

If you are looking to join our panel of removals firms, Adeel will be able to help. In his spare time, he's passionate about cars, and has been known to arrive at the office on crutches after a particularly enthusiastic game of football.
Top moving tip: Ask lots of questions - knowledge is key!

Angela Swinson
Finance Officer

Angela works within the Finance and Operations Team and has years of experience working within Finance in various sectors. When not at work she spends her time going out for dinner and cocktails, running around after her children, and watching copious amounts of reality tv!
Top moving tip:Find moving boxes for free on local Facebook pages. Not only does this save you money but it’s good for the environment too!

Ann Moss
HR Manager

Ann is our HR Manager and is responsible for all HR related matters. She has 20 years experience in HR roles across a number of sectors. In her spare time she likes to run, cycle and cook. She also enjoys watching her 3 daughters play netball and basketball as well as walking her dog.
Top moving tip: Have child care in place for the moving day and make sure the children’s beds are ready first!

Austen Fletcher
Test Automation Engineer

Austen joined reallymoving in 2020 and assists with the testing of reallymoving and The Law Superstore. While he isn’t catching bugs, Austen enjoys exploring local parks, reading a good book, and developing recipes to cook for his family and friends.
Top moving tip:Get the celebratory fizz into the fridge as soon as you're in - no one wants a warm glass of bubbly on moving day!

Callum O'Neil
PHP Web Developer

Callum is a Software Engineer with a passion of cracking a hard problem and always learning new and efficient ways of doing so. In his free time Callum can be found practicing guitar , watching the football or attending live music events. 
Top moving tip: Bags can be just as good as using boxes , collect tote and canvas bags in the run up to your move dates to help transport all of your odd bits and bobs.

Callum Souter
Legal Account Manager

Callum joined the sales team in 2020 after working in estate agency for over 5 years. He’s a former semi-pro racing driver, and is still a huge Formula 1 fan. At The Law Superstore, Callum thrives on building relationships with our partners to make sure everyone’s happy.
Top moving tip: Build a good rapport with everyone involved in your move – with everyone on board it will make the transaction much more efficient!

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Em Smith
Content Executive

Em is a content executive working with the content team. She is responsible for updating and creating content across the site. She has a master’s degree in Creative and Critical Writing and a passion for storytelling. She spends most of her free time with her horse or reading a book.
Top moving tip: Make sure any big items of furniture are going to fit in the space before paying to have them moved to the new property.

James Hatch
Surveyor Account Manager

James re-joined reallymoving in April 2023 and looks after our panel of Surveyors. He has an extensive sales background and prides himself on understanding his partners needs to make sure they get the most out of our services. When James isn’t stressing over his beloved Chelsea he occasionally enjoys a kick about with his friends and loves to dance!
Top moving tip: Build a good rapport with everyone involved in your move – with everyone on board it will make the transaction much more efficient!

Jamie Daly
PPC Executive

Jamie has worked in digital marketing since 2020 and has a background working in insurance. He's a big lover of Italian food and football, and can often be found comfort-eating pasta whilst watching Tottenham. 
Top moving tip: There is always more to move than you expect. So get more boxes, a bigger van, or prepare to make more trips!

Jez Greer
Senior Content Writer

Jez is our digital content writer at reallymoving, creating various articles across the site, from helpful guides, to blogs and news articles. He also handles our social media channels. As well as being an avid writer, Jez is a film enthusiast, and runs a blog reviewing latest releases and identifying small screen gems you might have missed.
Top moving tip: Don’t be afraid to speak to your mortgage broker with any questions and concerns you have, they are there to help you!

Keshav Vaisnav
Senior Apprentice Develepor

Keshav is a degree apprentice who is part of the development team. Apart from work, his interest lies in Indian classical music, enjoys playing his Indian classical flute, plays tennis and badminton, or sometimes watches movies/shows.
Top moving tip: Do not stress about moving. Movers are experts as they like to move it move it.

Kevin Swinton
Senior Web Developer (PHP)

Kevin is a Software Engineer by trade and brings a relentless desire to improve the way in which software systems are built. When not building software or refining the processes that surround how software is built, tested, and deployed, he can be found on the shooting line with a recurve, preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
Top moving tip:  When moving house, finding a conveyancer who is local to you can be key to speeding things up. Having suffered from not knowing this before, you should take his advice and use our services to find an excellent conveyancer who is local to you!

Lauren Marshall
Conveyancing Account Manager

Lauren has worked in conveyancing for years, previously working as a case handler. She's a big fan of DIY, Mrs Hinch and hanging out with her dog Nelly.
Top moving tip: Make sure you pack your cleaning essentials in your moving day kit, you don't know what state the sellers will have left it in.

Naresh Peta
Data Analyst

Naresh joined Reallymoving in June 2024 as our Data Analyst. He has experience as Data Analyst going back to 2019. He is passionate about using Data to find patterns and insights that can help the company make better decisions.
Top moving tip:Plan ahead and label everything, clearly label all boxes with their contents and the room they belong to, making the unloading and unpacking process much smoother and more efficient.

Nick Rose
CRO Product Manager

Nick is excited about improving and adding new features to help both customers and the business get the best results. He has a BEng in Electronic Engineering and when away from the office enjoys keeping fit at the gym, cycling, the odd cocktail or four and watching all 397 episodes of Dallas again if he ever gets the time.
Top moving tip: Always overestimate removals costs, and be sure to ask how much extra services (disassembling etc) cost in advance.

Richard Cooke
Software Development Manager

Richard is a software development manager with the focus of ensuring quality standards within his team are kept, in ensuring his team is happy and fulfilled in their roles, bringing out the best in them by encouraging learning and progressing in their careers, while giving them the freedom to explore new and initiative ideas. He ensures business needs are completed to a high standard and on time. He wants to ensure both customer and partners have the best experience while using reallymoving. He enjoys going to Japan on holiday with his friends, while out there he likes to view new and interesting places they haven’t been to before and trying out different cultural experiences. Favourite place to visit is Himeji Castle.
Top moving tip: When unpacking at a new house, make sure you unpack the essentials first!

Russ Jones
Senior Web Developer

Russ is a software developer with focus on effective software architecture and clean code.  He is a keen collector of hobbies but most consistently enjoys painting, sculpting and wood working.  Russ likes to swim and practice yoga when his kids allow it (which is not very often) and to play football when his knees allow it (even less often).
Top moving tip: However long you think it will take to pack your belongings, double it and then start a week before that - or better yet, get a professional to do the job.

Sam Clift
Senior Software Tester

Sam has an extensive background in the removals industry. In her current role as Senior Software Tester, Sam works with the Development and Testing teams to test new features and updates to the website. Sam is happy to answer any questions  about our lead generation system or the industry in general.
Top moving tip: Always have the removals company do a valuation and view the items before moving day.

Sarah Faulkner
Paid Search Specialist

Sarah joined the team in September 2022 and specialises in PPC across reallymoving and The Law Superstore, she is keen to test new opportunities and formats across Paid Search. Outside of work Sarah enjoys going for long walks and spending time with family and friends, travelling and summer camping trips!
Top moving tip: Have a good clear out before you move, or you’ll have un-emptied boxes for months! And make sure you label all boxes with contents to make the unpacking easier. Most important – don’t get too stressed, enjoy making new memories!

Simon Duckett
Front End Developer

Simon is a front-end engineer and handles all front-end web development across reallymoving and The Law Superstore. He is keen to implement new technologies and enhance the user experience on both sites.
When not at work Simon enjoys playing guitar, attempting to produce music and Rock climbing at the local climbing wall.
Top moving tip: Use plastic storage boxes for important items when moving, they will do a better job of protecting your valuables and can be re-used for other purposes.

Syed Ali
SEO Specialist

Syed’s analytical approach aims to increase organic traffic to the website by helping content team with appropriate keywords and phrases. He specializes in identifying strategies, techniques, and tactics to increase the number of visitors to the website.
Top moving tip: Moving is not only about lifting and moving items, its about effective planning and management.