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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.

Tom Wood
Head of Marketing

Tom heads up our marketing team, having previously worked in other roles at reallymoving as a Marketing Analyst and Paid Search Executive. Outside of work he is a keen cycling fan and can often be found with nachos and cider in one of the local pubs!
Top moving tip: Declutter your belongings before you move to avoid the effort (and cost) of transporting things you don't need!

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.

 

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 Rivers
Content Writer

Adam is a recovering Philosophy student. He works with our content team to help as many people as possible with our articles and guides. In his spare time, Adam can usually be found playing guitar or reading a book.
Top moving tip: Make sure you cancel your bills before you move into your new home. You don’t want to have to pay council tax on a property you’re no longer living in!

Adam Stevens
Legal Sales Executive

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!

Amit Sokhi
Apprentice Software Tester

Amit joined us as an apprentice developer in 2021. He is an avid gamer that likes to play all styles of games. If he is not gaming, he is out with friends in London. In his free time he also likes reading and listening to music.
Top moving tip: When moving you will find that you have accumulated things you don’t need, bin it!

Andi Forsythe
Content Marketing Manager

Andi runs our team of excellent content writers, making sure we're helping everyone we can with our articles and guides. She also runs our paid social campaigns and does any other writer bits and bobs for the site. She is an enthusiastic (but terrible) snowboarder and writes mildly successful novels.
Top moving tip: Don't be pushed into using referred services - they're not automatically quicker or cheaper. Always ask around.

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
Software Tester

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 Souter
Legal Sales Executive

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!

Camillia Barton
Sales Manager, Surveyors

Camillia looks after our surveyors. She makes sure they’re happy, informs them of ways to optimise our services and how reallymoving can help them. She’s happiest being mindful and practicing yoga, or playing Call of Duty. 
Top moving tip: Don't understimate the importance of a list! You can check our checklist if you think you might have forgotten something.

Chris Jagusz
Senior Web Developer

Chris is a PHP Developer for The Law Superstore. He finds software development a useful distraction from the relentless nature of cider appreciation, England rugby matches and the predictably dramatic life of an internationally acclaimed ski destructor.
Top moving tip: Treat your removals team to fish and chips for lunch! You'll have a very happy team!

Fraser Coutts
UX Designer

As reallymoving’s UX Designer, Fraser works on improving the user’s experience when they’re on the site. He loves to travel and see new places, and has previously travelled around New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. In his spare time he like to go to the gym and is a keen basketball player.
Top moving tip: Label each box with the room it's for and a description of its contents.

James Hatch
Sales Manager, Removals

James has an extensive sales background and prides himself on understanding his partners' needs to help them thrive using reallymoving. When James isn’t stressing over his beloved Chelsea he enjoys a kickabout with his friends and loves to dance!
Top moving tip: Always pack heavier items into smaller boxes to help your removal team out.

Jez Greer
SEO 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!

Joana Medzhid
Graphic Designer

With a degree in digital design, Joana specialises in graphic design across reallymoving and The Law Superstore brands. She enjoys park runs and exercising outdoors, reading various genres from dystopian novels to popular science books and spending time with family.
Top moving tip: Make a list of priority tasks per room to make sure packing and organising your belongings is as smooth as possible.

Kevin Swinton
PHP Developer

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!

Keshav Vaisnav
Apprentice Web Developer

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.

Lauren Marshall
Conveyancing Sales Executive

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.

Nick Rose
Front End and Design Manager

Nick assists with developing and maintaining the website. He 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.

Rafe Wilson
Senior Web Developer

Rafe is a keen competitive gamer of Dota 2 where he is the captain of an amateur team and hosts amateur tournaments. He is a Chelsea fan, and can often be found on a tennis court.
Top moving tip: If you're the first person into a new home, check whether it's wired up for TV/Broadband and what else it might be missing.

Rostum Ahady
Web Developer

Ros initially started coding in his free time and was sold on becoming a developer when his computer replied, “Hello World”. He’s always up for a challenge and strongly believes that there’s always something more to learn. When he’s not solving problems, he unwinds by gaming, cooking and pondering the big questions of the world. Things like world peace and whether it’s ok to eat a third brownie today.
Top moving tip: Think about your tummy on your moving day! No one wants to be cranky on a day like that.

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.

Sean Taylor
Online Marketing Analyst

Sean joined us in 2020 after graduating from the University of Surrey as a Business Management student. He's responsible for optimising our PPC campaigns and identifying potential partners. When he’s not working, Sean enjoys football, the stock market, and playing online games such as Overwatch and Phasmophobia.
Top moving tip: If you're buying and selling at the same time, make sure you've got a short term place to stay if there are issues holding up the move.

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.

Taylor Smith
Web Developer

Taylor comes armed with great experience including participation in the BAFTA Young Game Designer Mentoring Scheme. When he’s not gaming, Taylor is also a Young Leader with the Scouts.
Top moving tip: You will always need more bubble wrap than you think.

Yngve Skramm
UX Manager

Yngve joined us in 2020 to strengthen the UX team. He has been working with user experience design since before it became fashionable, and believes there is no such thing as user error, only design error. His mantra is "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Outside office hours, he enjoys playing and writing music.
Top moving tip: When moving to another country, make sure you have all the paperwork in order, otherwise it can cost you both time and money.