Edinburgh-based Broughton Removals hits 50 with expansion in sights thanks to RBS

An Edinburgh-based removal business has expanded and rebranded in its 50th year of trading, thanks to a funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

By Scott Reid
Friday, 24th April 2020, 12:30 pm
Broughton Removals director Jo Munro, with father Sonny, and brother Kris.

Family owned Broughton Removals, which was founded by Sonny Munro in 1970, has recruited three additional staff members to bolster its team – most of whom have been with the business for decades.

Munro’s daughter Jo recently took over as director of the business, which is one of the longest running removal services in Scotland.

The funding from Royal Bank of Scotland will allow the company to support one of its youngest staff members, 22-year-old Mitchell Thorburn, through his HGV licence training. Thorburn, who has been with the company since leaving school, was also put through his driving test with the firm under its commitment to staff learning and development.

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The firm has also used the funding package to increase the capacity of its storage facility in Leith by more than half, from 500 to 800 containers, and has rebranded in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Denis Curran, relationship manager at RBS, said: “We’ve been with Broughton Removals since the beginning, and it’s been great to help them grow from strength to strength over the years. Jo has come into the business with fantastic ideas, and I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes it next.”

Details of the funding package have not been disclosed.

Director Jo Munro said: “It’s fantastic to be able to bring more people into our team at such an exciting time – our 50th birthday year. We’ve always invested in staff training and development, and now we can ramp this up a notch and expand further.”