From a backstreet in Bishop Auckland, Ingram's Removal Services have built up a global reputation over the decades in no small part thanks to the brilliant character of the Ingram brothers. Ian, and as of this year, Malcolm Ingram have ran Ingram's for over fifty years, putting Bishop on the map in their industry. To commemorate their success and the brothers' fiftieth year running the company, Dehenna Davison MP paid a visit to their headquarters down Percy Street accompanied by Woodhouse Close Councillor Joanne Howey.
Ingram's began with Ian and Malcolm's dad Bill hiring out vans and a minibus, then they started to offer a removals service. Since then, the brothers have moved the belongings of celebrities, rescued items from buildings post-disaster and collated a fascinating collection of unwanted valuables. Best of all, they have no plans to retire fifty years on!
Davison said: "Ian and Malcolm are titans of the local area, with Ingram's remaining a stalwart within Bishop Auckland. Not only that, they are both lovely, witty people who have undoubtedly charmed their way into getting work on many occasions. To keep a business going for fifty years is some feart, and it is a sign of a firm that is able to adapt to new times and technology."
"Bishop residents should be proud that we have such durable businesses in our midst, and it was a pleasure to be able to congratulate them on their fiftieth anniversary in person.