Foster and Sons Removals Ltd is a fourth generation family business based on strong traditions of quality and exceptional customer service. We have recently received the award for Best Family Business at the North Down Business Awards 2015.
We are a local family business based in Holywood, Co. Down, specialising in domestic and commercial furniture removals and storage throughout the UK and Ireland. A full packing and unpacking service is available, completely tailored to suit your needs, and our warehouse facility provides both short or long term storage.
The business is continuing to grow, and we are delighted to now offer professional cleaning and maintenance services for all of our customers both on moving day and throughout the year.
Our company has now been trading for over 95 years, and we are one of the longest established removal companies in Northern Ireland. Family history relates that our first removal truck went on the road in 1921, but household removals were carried out by the company with a horse and cart much earlier, probably in the late 1800s.
Paul Foster is the current managing director and owner of the business which was started by his great grandfather Samuel Foster. Samuel was eventually joined by his son Robert Foster, and much later his son Maurice (Paul’s father) took over the business. Paul enjoyed helping out on the trucks from an early age, and continued the family tradition of father and son working together. Sadly Maurice died in 2007 after a short illness, and Paul took over the company at what was a difficult time due to the recession. Paul has managed to keep the business going and we are now busier than ever with the housing market thriving again.
The Foster family have always been keen to support local activities in their community, and the business has provided sponsorship for Holywood Rugby Club for many years. Both Maurice and Paul played for the club, and Paul was Captain of the 1st XV for several seasons. Maurice Foster was president of the club when he died. The Fosters have many musical connections and Foster and Sons have also been one of the sponsors for the Holywood Music Festival since it was launched in 2003.
We always endeavour to look after our local residents, and much of our business comes through personal recommendation. We have many customers who have used our service several times over the years, and our removal teams are frequently praised for their friendly manner, professionalism, and helpfulness.
We were delighted to have won Best Family Business at the North Down Business awards in October 2015, and we recently have been short-listed for Family Business United’s North and Northern Ireland Family Business of the year taking place in June. Fingers crossed!