A NATIONAL removal company has bucked the trend of shop closures sweeping Chester by opening a sales office in the city.

GB Liners, who have offices all over the country and transport goods abroad, is offering Chester residents a specialist high quality removals service despite the downturn in the housing market.

Once the company, which has a workforce of 20 commuting to the city, has opened their new premises on Sovereign Way and trade increases then bosses have plans to open a depot.

Chester branch manager Colin Burnett said jobs will be created in the future and that staff will be recruited locally.

“Removals companies have been hard hit following the housing market slowdown,” he said. “GB Liners are fortunate as the company doesn’t just carry out UK domestic moves, but also undertakes corporate relocations and overseas moving.

“We identified Chester as an area that would welcome the high quality removals services we are able to offer, and though we are starting with a sales office at present, our aim is to develop the business into a full branch with its own vehicle pool and enhanced storage facilities in the future.”

Using specialised equipment, package storage and state-of-the-art vehicles, GB Liners say they will provide customers with an excellent and reliable service.

Staff member Richard McClave said: “Chester is a nice city with lots of affluent areas which is what we specialise in.

“We are offering a high quality removal service and we are looking forward to branching out into Chester.”