The Birth of an Ethical Removals Company in Bristol
On The Dot Removals was founded in 2011 by old school friends Finn Knight and Josh Smith. After university degrees in Maths and Environmental Science respectively, along with a spell traveling, both ended up in office based jobs in the environmental sector. It wasn’t long before the life of a desk jockey began to bore our two entrepreneurs in the making and so slowly they began to plot their escape.
‘We both had a strong desire for work that offered more freedom, more connection with people and to come home with sweat on our brow knowing we had made a positive impact on someone’s life.’
– Josh Smith
At this point in our story, it’s worth mentioning that both Josh and Finn each owned a small van which they used as a side-line income (times are hard for a post grad). Combining their separate man-with-a-van businesses into a fully fledged ethical Bristol removals company was a natural step.
‘Holding true to our values we worked tirelessly from that day on to build On The Dot into the business it is today. It’s been a labour of love but it’s been worth every minute. We can’t wait for the next five years.’
– Finn Knight
Both Josh and Finn are still fully involved in the day to day running of the business and have dedicated countless hours to building and training the team who has helped drive the business forward and grow our reputation as the friendliest and most environmentally responsible removals company in Bristol.
Whereas some might see such unwavering devotion to green practices and policies as an unnecessary hindrance to rapid growth, Josh and Finn have always strongly believed in its value as an asset, with long term benefits to both the business and its customers. This business ethos has been borne out by the rapid growth On the Dot Removals has witnessed since its inception and its continuing success today.