In this episode, Andrew Fahey, Director of P. Fahey & Sons discusses how he began his career within the industry by joining the family business some 40 years ago.
P. Fahey & Sons is based in Manchester and was started by Andrew’s grandfather some 65 years ago from a second-hand shop. However, legend would have it that, Andrew’s great, great, grandfather moved to Chicago in the 1890’s to work for Wells Fargo Transport.
Andrew’s biggest challenge is being enthusiastic to carry on doing what he’s doing!
Andrew didn’t have anything to change from his moving past but going forward he would like to change conveyancing.
Andrew’s highpoint of being within the industry is being able to do what he’s been able to do over the last couple of years regarding Covid, learning to adapt, keeping customers and staff safe, and having the lads step up to the challenge.
Apart from the conveyancing, Andrew would like to change the pay and conditions for the guys, and women of course.
Andrew’s advice to himself just starting out in the industry again is that it’s not all about money, it’s important and vital to what we do but it’s not about being the cheapest, or the most expensive.
In the next 5 years Andrew hopes to encourage the kids who have taken up roles within the company. Industry wise Andrew see’s more competition from the man & van type of operators who started up during the pandemic.
Outside of the industry Andrew spends his time with the kids and family, stating there’s nothing better than a Sunday roast and getting the family around.
And as always we end Moving Matters with a funny moving story regarding Jock and his modus operandi!
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Special Guest: Andrew Fahey.