From books to bands to box vans
And so it begins...
BCP Services was established in 2012 by Ben Pashley. As a trained mechanic and IT technician, he had a pick of companies to work for, yet he had his sights set on being his own boss and so took to the roads with a bright orange transit van and started collecting and weighing in old books.
From here on he began moving smaller items for friends and family, this led to small house moves and a much- needed bigger van.
All from a bit of volunteering....
In 2014 Ben volunteered his time to the Manchester Dogs Home after it burnt down in a horrendous arson attack. He used his van to move the country’s kind food donations and supplies to Cheshire Dogs home. It was here that he met another volunteer Sarah Bowker, whom at the time was working with dogs.
Now with two drivers, they were able to undertake more work and set higher goals for the business. They upgraded to a Luton with a tail lift and trained themselves in how to move motorcycles safely and their favourites, pianos. Moving pianos requires not strength but technique, specialist equipment and skill.
Who doesn't want to be in a band!!
In 2015 they quoted to move band equipment. Not entirely sure as what to expect, they like a challenge and transporting unusual loads is all part of the fun. I think we made a good impression or the tail lift won them over loading the heavier instruments, as still to this day Ben and Sarah are Foden’s logistic angels.
After the Bandroom fire in 2016 Ben & Sarah offered their services in any way they could, even helping salvage any items by clearing the fire damaged building. It was a sad time but so many people rallied round and BCP Services collected donated music scores and instruments leant to the band.
They have travelled all over the country with the band including Northern Ireland to ensure the band can play their instruments to send Foden’s fans and patrons on a musical journey.
BCP Services are proud to be partners of Fodens Brass Band.
Where do we go from here...
Anywhere is the answer!!
With regular clients and contracts BCP Services are non-stop and you'll never miss us... just look for all the lights.
Thank you for following us on our journey