After a successful BAR conference last May in nearby Belfast, McGimpsey Removals of County Down decided to make a donation to the removers’ charity, the Removers Benevolent Association (RBA), to provide financial assistance to current and former removals staff of BAR Members and their families. 

McGimpseys decided to raise funds using the customer satisfaction reports that it asks its clients to fill in after a move. The company agreed to put £1 towards the RBA for every report returned, donating the money raised at the start of December, so that the funds can be put to good use for some of the movers who were unwell or have fallen on hard times over the Christmas period. The firm has so far reported a customer satisfaction rating of 96% on its customer reports, based on honest constructive and confidential returns from clients. Each one is seen by Paul McGimpsey, Managing Director, so that action can be taken and a response provided if a client has been unhappy about a certain aspect of the move. The company has increased the return rate for the forms by 25% since launching the RBA initiative. And, Paul confirmed to R&S that a cheque of £200 was sent to the RBA last month. 

McGimpsey Removals are also very proud to be the only Platinum Award winner in Northern Ireland for payroll giving. Every member of the team donates a part of their weekly wage to a charity of their choice; to date, the company has donated £14,560.00 to various charities through payroll giving. 

In addition, McGimpseys provide assistance at Christmas to Cash for Kids. In Northern Ireland it is estimated that one in five children wake up on Christmas morning without a present. “Every member of the McGimpsey team donated their weekly Bonus and we purchased various toys and gifts for the charity,” Paul told R&S. “A special thank you also to Peter Gawthrop (and his colleagues) who call at this time every year to carry out our BAR audit and always make a donation to this very worthy cause.” 

For more information, please see