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The Movers & Storers Show 2018

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

What a fantastic Movers & Storers Show we enjoyed this year!

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

The show offers an unrivalled annual opportunity to meet up with hundreds of removals and storage professionals – not just from the UK but from Ireland, Europe and even farther afield.

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

Evoskate biscuits!

As always, we took along plenty of our delicious #evoskate biscuits, along with chocolates, pens, coasters and balloons to tempt visitors into our stand.

Top-of-the range furniture moving equpiment

But of course the main attraction was our top-of-the-range furniture moving equipment. This year’s top favourites were our ultra-heavy duty products, including piano skates and ‘Mighty Movers’.

With their giant 200mm wheels and 36mm platforms, Evo piano skates will carry up to 900kg and are ideal for moving all kinds of heavy items – not just pianos.

 

Evo Super Piano Skate

We came up with the idea for the Mighty Mover at the Movers & Storers Show two years ago. We were asked for an even heavier-duty version of our double-thickness skates, so we came up with a design. The resulting 1-tonne capacity skate quickly became one of our best-sellers.

Evo Supplies Mighty Mover Ultra Heavy Duty 1 tonne furniture skate moving dolly

Prevent Breast Cancer

The show’s charity for 2018 was Prevent Breast Cancer – selected in memory of Malcolm Halley, who died in August. We were very pleased to offer this year’s ‘Show Skate’ as the prize in a charity raffle, which raised £152 for Prevent Breast Cancer. The lucky winner was Peter Sturt of Bespoke Bodies.

If you visited our stand, don’t forget: your special discount code is valid on our website until the end of January, on all our products (except factory seconds).

If you missed the show, please don’t be afraid to ask about discounts for bulk purchases. Just call us on 01206 386683 to let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll give you our best price.

The Movers & Storers Show is open to anyone in the removals, storage and related industries. Entry is FREE, if you register in advance. Visit www.themoversandstorersshow.co.uk/ for details of the 2019 show. We’ll be there – and we look forward to seeing you there too!

 

 

 

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“We love them”: one bespoke skate – two happy customers!

Moveitclearitfinditstoreit Evo Supplies plan chest skate

 

Like most small business, we love receiving positive feedback from our customers. In this case, from Matt of the wonderfully named MoveitClearitFinditStoreit in Ipswich.

Strong brand identity, a big social conscience and a passionate commitment to local customers are some of the many things that set MoveitClearitFinditStoreit apart from the rest.

We’ve been making 1-tonne capacity personalised skates for Matt for a year or so now.

A couple of months ago, we took an interesting order from one of his customers, an artist, who was looking for a bespoke wheeled platform for a large plan-chest in her studio. Here’s the result.

Matt and his team took delivery, installed it for the customer, and posted this on social media:

FANCY A SKATE?! Evo supplies make our mega moving skates/dollies, we love them, we also recommended them to a customer to make a bespoke skate for this large cabinet, check out the result, we helped place the cabinet and left one very happy customer, look after your employees backs and order a skate, they have so many uses…..but are not for the skate park 🙂 (See the original post here.)

We love these special one-off commissions. If you or your customers need something special, then do please give Evo a call on 01206 386683 or email esales@evosupplies.co.uk,  and we’ll be more than happy to help!

Take a look at some of our other bespoke commissions here. We can make pretty much any size and specifications you might require. We can advise you on loading capacity, stability and safety issues, and suggest alternative options if you’re not quite sure what you need. We keep a range of different wheels in stock, but also have access, through our suppliers, to all kinds of more specialist items.

 

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Front page of The Mover magazine! (OK, so it’s not the MAIN cover photo, but we’re still rather pleased to see ourselves there …)

Mover Magazine January 2018 Evo Supplies

Evo Supplies pictured on the cover of this month’s Mover Magazine

Some excellent coverage of last November’s Movers & Storers Show in this month’s issue of The Mover magazine, including Move My Stuff winning the Evo Prize Skate 2017.

Click here to read this month’s issue of The Mover Evo Supplies at the Movers and Storers Show 2017

 

 

 

 

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2017 – a year to remember for Evo Supplies

Evo Supplies team Small Business Saturday 2017 furniture skate

Well, what a year it’s been for Evo Supplies!

Wishing all our customers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from the Evo team 😀

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Evo at the Movers & Storers Show, 8/9 November 2017

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2017 furniture skates moving dollies Greg Dunn Jamie Lappage

The Movers & Storers Show 2017 was, as ever, such a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with people in the removals and storage industries.

Chatting with visitors gives us really interesting insights into exactly how moving professionals use skates and dollies in their daily work. And this in turn helps us develop new products to meet our customers’ needs.

Next year’s Movers & Storers Show will be in Manchester in late November. We’re looking forward to it already!

 

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Evo Supplies named in Small Business Saturday UK’s ‘Small Biz 100’ for 2017

Small Business Saturday 2017

We’re so pleased and proud that Evo Supplies has been named as one of the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday. 

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign that culminates in one big celebratory day for the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses on 2nd December.

Evo will be among the businesses featured on social media for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday itself. Our special day is Friday 15th September. So please check out #SmallBiz100 and #SmallBizSatUK on Twitter and Facebook that day and join in the fun!

Being selected for Small Biz 100 gives us a really fantastic opportunity to raise Evo’s profile and tell more people what we do and sell. And also to promote the work of our small business customers and friends. Like the lovely Mersea shabby chic shop ShabbyAnd:

Ann at ShabbyAnd with Evo personalised skate

Celebrating its 5th birthday this year, Small Business Saturday remains the UK’s most successful small business campaign. Last year a total of £717m was spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, up 15% on the previous year.

#SmallBizSaturday trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day, with more than 130,000 campaign-related tweets being sent, reaching over 140 million people globally. Over 80% of local councils supported the campaign, meaning that wherever you were on Small Business Saturday, there was something going on nearby!

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in the US in 2010 and Amex remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK, as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small and shop local. The campaign also benefits from the backing of leading business organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation.

 

PS Congratulations to Mersea Island business The Business Women’s Network, who also made it into this year’s #SmallBiz100!