One of the UK’s largest independent removal, storage and shipping companies, with bases in Liverpool and London has sold, marking the first time in it’s 137 year history that it hasn’t been owned by the Mason family.
There’s a new man at the helm of John Mason International, one of the UK’s largest independent removal, storage and shipping companies.
Simon Hood, the company’s Sales and Marketing Director is the new owner of the highly-regarded family firm, which was established in 1884.
A multi-award-winning marketing expert with 12 years’ experience in the international shipping and global mobility sector, Simon is keen to maintain the family values that have helped make the company so successful.
With its head office in Liverpool and a regional office on the outskirts of London in Hemel Hempstead, John Mason International provides both consumer and trade groupage and full container load shipping services to destinations across the world. In addition to its storage and vehicle storage solutions, the firm also specialises in moving companies around the world with UK import services.
No immediate major changes are planned under the new ownership, but Simon is focusing on the company’s high standard of service delivery for customers, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This commitment not only safeguards the jobs at John Mason International, but it will also help to sustain and develop the global network of partners, which the firm works with to help drive the international moving industry.
John Mason International has earned its reputation as an efficient and reliable international removals service by helping thousands of UK customers each year to move their families and their household goods to new locations around the world.
Simon said: “I am really honoured to be the new owner of John Mason International. This is the first time it has ever been out of the Mason family’s control and I am determined to build on its reputable name and values to take the company forward in the future.
“Taking over in the middle of a pandemic is challenging, but the business continues to remain fully operational. The safety of our customers and employees is my priority and we have a number of safety measures in place to ensure we are ‘COVID Secure’ at all times.
“Having worked with the team before I took over ownership, I know how focused everybody is on providing first-class removal, shipping and storage solutions.
“The current team will remain with John Mason International and together we will continue to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic with a professional and friendly service and come out stronger on the other side.”
Former Owner of John Mason International, Caroline Mason commented“I can’t think of a safer pair of hands to take the business forward, especially in the current climate. Although it’s the first time that the owner has not been part of the Mason family, Simon knows the requirements of the business better than anyone.
“Importantly, his experience and expertise in marketing mean that he puts the needs of the customer at the forefront of all decisions. So, I have every confidence that, with Simon in charge, the future of the company is bright.”
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