John Mason International, one of the UK’s largest independent removal, storage and shipping companies, has been sold to its former sales and marketing director, Simon Hood.
The sale is a significant milestone as the company has been under the control of the Mason family since its formation in 1884.
No immediate major changes are planned under the new ownership and the company says it will be focussing on maintaining Mason’s high standard of service to customers, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Simon said, “I am really honoured to be the new owner of John Mason International. This is the first time it has ever been out of the Mason family’s control and I am determined to build on its reputable name and values to take the company forward in the future.
“Having worked with the team before I took over ownership, I know how focussed everybody is on providing first-class removal, shipping and storage solutions.”
“The current team will remain with John Mason International and together we will continue to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic with a professional and friendly service and come out stronger on the other side.”
Former owner Caroline Mason added, “I can’t think of a safer pair of hands to take the business forward, especially in the current climate. Although it’s the first time that the owner has not been part of the Mason family, Simon knows the requirements of the business better than anyone.”
“Importantly, his experience and expertise in marketing mean that he puts the needs of the customer at the forefront of all decisions. So, I have every confidence that, with Simon in charge, the future of the company is bright.”
Photo: Simon Hood with daughter Poppy.