Macfarlanes are recognised for the quality of their legal work, not just in dealing with the full range of corporate and commercial matters, but in advising clients on their private affairs. They pride themselves on offering discerning clients an alternative to the world’s legal giants and maintain the very highest levels of service and partner involvement. Naturally, they expect the same level of professionalism from the contractors they engage.
As part of a major reorganisation at the beginning of 2014, the company were relocating staff into one new building and re-siting other staff between 4 other buildings. B&S were chosen to coordinate this operation and work started when the offices closed on a Friday evening. 4 B&S teams then loaded 14 vehicles from 4 separate buildings to move files and desk contents into storage at our own depot. This created space to begin the complicated move the next day, before the crates were all returned the following evening.
The project involved a full packing service during the week before the move itself and unpacking the week after. The main relocation took place over one weekend and involved 43 B&S vehicles, 5000 crates and 178 staff before the 435 Macfarlane employees were in their new positions. The clients were delighted to find that not even one crate had been misplaced during the process, as Facilities Manager, Andrew House, acknowledged: ‘Your crews were a credit to Burton & Smith and worked tirelessly over the weekend. They were the major factor in making the move the success it was.’
For intensive moves such as this, which of necessity have to be conducted outside normal working hours, B&S is able to coordinate a large resource pool of manpower and vehicles and draw on their capacity and experience to ensure that the task is completed to schedule.