Welcome to the About Us page. The following tells the story of how the brand came to be and where it is heading…

 

Hi, my name is Dan, and I’m the founder of Your Man With A Van Ltd; Together with my fantastic team, we welcome you to the central hub for our franchise network. We hope you find the following read, as enjoyable as it’s been for us developing the business. On this page, we will summarise the journey so far. For more day to day news, check out our Facebook or Google+ links in the footer.

 

So it all started back in 2010. I was at University studying for a Music degree. And I was very interested in events, concerts and festivals, particularly sound and lighting. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a good party! I made it my mission to acquire as much equipment as I could afford, including the Van, to lug it about.

What started as a small disco setup soon evolved into a much-loved stage. Although making a living wasn’t my main focus at the time, it provided plenty of insight into the business world and, importantly, the skills to pack a van within an inch of its life.

 

 

 

My parents also ran businesses, my Mum a Jewellery designer, and my Dad a Garden Machinery supplier. Sometime toward the end of 2012. Dad asked if I would deliver a Lawnmower. So, of course, I said yes. It was then that he said, you could make a business out of this. I wondered. I had most of the skills; I love working with people and a bit of a perfectionist. Surely it would work?

 

 

I put my thinking cap on and researched the industry, considered potential names, sketched logos and pondered all the things I’d need to start a man with a van business.

In the beginning, I certainly wasn’t aware just how important things like good quality straps or double-layer blankets would be, nor did I know I needed a taller Van for all those American fridges!

Still, I was confident, excited and willing to give it my all. So on the 10th October 2012, Your Man With A Van was born.

 

 

 

Over the next seven years, I had so much fun and plenty of adventures. Of course, there were a few tricky manoeuvres, the occasional drives to Spain, but my favourite part was meeting so many lovely people.

By late 2019, Your Man With A Van had served over a thousand customers and travelled more than 150k miles. But what was next? What was the next stage?

 

 

 

 

In early 2020, I decided to relocate my life and move to the beautiful watersports location of Poole. So I decided to franchise the Hertfordshire business. This could have proved tricky (having such high standards), and I wasn’t about to hand my baby over to just anyone!

 

 

 

 

Then randomly in my local pub, I bumped into an old friend Mark and the rest as they say, is history. Mark was exactly what I was looking for and Your Man With A Van was right for him too!

 

 

 

Over the next few months, I began my journey to Poole whilst Mark, took the Hertfordshire branch to new heights.

Fast forward to November 2021 and coming out of Covid, and the Dorset, Your Man With A Van branch, is alive and kicking!

 

To be continued…

Hi, my name is Dan, and I’m the founder of Your Man With A Van Ltd; Together with my fantastic team, we welcome you to the central hub for our franchise network. We hope you find the following read, as enjoyable as it’s been for us developing the business. On this page, we will summarise the journey so far. For more day to day news, check out our Facebook or Google+ links in the footer.
 

So it all started back in 2010. I was at University studying for a Music degree. And I was very interested in events, concerts and festivals, particularly sound and lighting. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a good party! I made it my mission to acquire as much equipment as I could afford, including the Van, to lug it about.

What started as a small disco setup soon evolved into a much-loved stage. Although making a living wasn’t my main focus at the time, it provided plenty of insight into the business world and, importantly, the skills to pack a van within an inch of its life.

My parents also ran businesses, my Mum a Jewellery designer, and my Dad a Garden Machinery supplier. Sometime toward the end of 2012. Dad asked if I would deliver a Lawnmower. So, of course, I said yes. It was then that he said, you could make a business out of this. I wondered. I had most of the skills; I love working with people and a bit of a perfectionist. Surely it would work?
 

 

I put my thinking cap on and researched the industry, considered potential names, sketched logos and pondered all the things I’d need to start a man with a van business.

In the beginning, I certainly wasn’t aware just how important things like good quality straps or double-layer blankets would be, nor did I know I needed a taller Van for all those American fridges!

Still, I was confident, excited and willing to give it my all.
So on the 10th October 2012, Your Man With A Van was born.

 

 

 

Over the next seven years, I had so much fun and plenty of adventures. Of course, there were a few tricky manoeuvres, the occasional drives to Spain, but my favourite part was meeting so many lovely people.

By late 2019, Your Man With A Van had served over a thousand customers and travelled more than 150k miles. But what was next? What was the next stage?

In early 2020, I decided to relocate my life and move to the beautiful watersports location of Poole. So I decided to franchise the Hertfordshire business. This could have proved tricky (having such high standards), and I wasn’t about to hand my baby over to just anyone!
Then randomly in my local pub, I bumped into an old friend Mark and the rest as they say, is history. Mark was exactly what I was looking for and Your Man With A Van was right for him too!
 

Over the next few months, I began my journey to Poole whilst Mark, took the Hertfordshire branch to new heights.

Fast forward to November 2021 and coming out of Covid, and the Dorset, Your Man With A Van branch, is alive and kicking!

 

To be continued…