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Ballards get Flagship support for their compliance

Ballards get Flagship support for their Transport Compliance

Ballards have recently strengthened their business through the acquisition of a new Transport Manager.  Peter Rushmer Director of Flagship Training and Business Consultants has joined the team as an outsourced specialist to oversee the compliance of the now large Ballards operation.

Ballards Removals are based at Markham Moor just off the A1 close to Newark and Retford and ideally placed for moves in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and beyond.

Founded in 1978 by Richard and Janette Ballard, the company is still in the family today, continuing to build on their reputation as one of the UK’s most well-respected removals and logistics companies.

Initially focused on specialist domestic and commercial removals, Ballards now provide a comprehensive range of secure storage and logistics services, including removals, self storage, van hire and haulage.

Ballard’s have recently expanded into a more complex multi-site and multi-function operation through acquisition of Steele’s of Stamford and the recent opening of a self-storage facility in Lincoln.

Flagship are a Training and Business Consultancy who specialise in the transport sector.  Flagship commercially develop the transport business, teams and people they work with. Through training, compliance products and services. Including Transport Manager consulting and Driver Training.  Flagship enable safer, happier and healthier people and workplaces through a range of training and development services.

Both Ballards and Flagship are built on an alignment of family values where quality, service and people come first.

The move also enables Ballards to offer additional services from their premises at Markham Moor too.  As Flagship offer a range of training solutions, including First Aid, Driver CPC and other Health and Safety training, you can now access this from their Markham Moor site too.

Matt Ballard, Group Director said, ‘Delivering a quality of service for our customers is of foremost importance to us at Ballards.  To enable this to happen and for us to grow and serve more customers we have to ensure our backroom processes and controls are as safe and effective as possible.  Bringing in a high calibre consultant like Pete and Flagship, means our team are able to continue to offer a fantastic level of service, that is ultimately safe, reputable and trusted too.  You can be assured that we are investing in ensuring we have the processes in place to enable us to operate as a safe and compliant vehicle operator at all times.’

Pete Rushmer, of Flagship said, ‘Family values and strong privately owned family business is what I designed Flagship to be able to support and add value to.  It is great to be able to work with such a forward-thinking leadership team in the transport sector.  We are able to help support Ballards to achieve not only their safety, quality and operational goals but in turn ensuring that delivers them improved operating efficiency and profitability too.’

If you would like to know more about Ballards, whether you are interested in moving home, self-storage at Lincoln or Markham Moor.  Or if you have a need for their transport solutions get in touch with them on 01777 871871 or visit

If you would like to know more about Flagship, their Training or Compliance solutions, visit or call 03300 553643.