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About Us

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Our Story

DLR Removals is a local and national removal company based in Chippenham, Wiltshire.


The company was founded in 2012 by David Rousell , who had the idea to start a small “Man with a Van” business.


Over the last 10 years, the business has gone from strength to strength. We now have a fleet of vans and have expanded into removals, house clearances, tip runs, storage, packaging and we even have our own clearance centre full of pre loved items!


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Our company ethos is to provide a high quality, efficient, friendly and affordable service to our customers, no matter how big or small the job is, and treat every single customer as we would like to be treated ourselves.

Trustworthy, efficient and helpful is how many would describe our removal company, and in every service, we go the extra mile. There is no job too big or too small for our friendly team, and we always adapt our solutions to suit your requirements. With 10 years in business, we know exactly how to deliver you a fantastic service.

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Meet Our Team


Dave Rousell

Greetings, I'm Dave Rousell, the visionary behind the incredible journey of DLR Removals. What started as a humble man-with-a-van service back in 2012 has blossomed into a household name synonymous with reliability and excellence in the realm of removals and house clearances. It's been an exhilarating decade of growth, innovation, and community building.

Chippenham is not just my hometown; it's the beating heart of my existence, where every street corner holds cherished memories and lifelong connections. And as a fervent Liverpool supporter, I've experienced the highs and lows of football fandom, celebrating victories and weathering defeats with unwavering loyalty.

But when I'm not immersed in the hustle and bustle of business or the roar of the Anfield crowd, you'll find me seeking solace in the tranquility of my coastal caravan retreat in Weymouth. There's something magical about the soothing rhythm of the waves and the salty breeze that rejuvenates the soul.


And let's not forget my two incredible teenage daughters, who bring boundless joy and laughter into my life with their vibrant personalities and adventurous spirits.

Oh, and about those fast cars? They've always held a special allure for me, fueling dreams of blazing down the motorway as a traffic police officer in my younger years. While my career took a different path, my passion for speed and adrenaline remains as strong as ever.


Alan Hayward

Hey there, I'm Alan Hayward, the driving force behind DLR Removals, where every day is a whirlwind of exciting challenges and rewarding accomplishments. It all started eight years ago when fate introduced me to Dave. Little did I know that our chance encounter would lead to an incredible journey, culminating in me taking the helm of the removals division after just a year. Since then, we've transformed DLR Removals into a powerhouse, orchestrating over five moves every single week!

At the heart of our success is an exceptional team, adept at handling everything from man-with-a-van services to waste removals, deliveries, packaging, and storage, not to mention seamless house removals that leave our clients smiling.

Beyond the hustle and bustle of work, I find solace in my home life, sharing a cozy abode with my partner and our three amazing kids. With two lively boys aged 19 and 2, along with a spirited 13-year-old girl, our household is always buzzing with excitement.

Sports fanatic? Guilty as charged! As a die-hard Leeds Utd supporter, I proudly wear my colors, even in the toughest of matches. And when it comes to downtime, you can find me diving into the world of gaming, where every level conquered is a victory in itself.

But perhaps our greatest family adventure lies in our shared love for exploration and history. As avid National Trust members, we crisscross the country, uncovering hidden gems and majestic stately homes. Stourhead and Cornwall hold a special place in our hearts, beckoning us with their timeless beauty and captivating landscapes.


Shelley Jones

Hello, I'm Shelley, the multitasking maestro behind the scenes at DLR Removals, where I've held the fort as the Administrator/PA since 2015. What keeps me hooked? The thrill of watching my role morph and expand with each passing day, adapting to the ever-changing landscape of our dynamic industry.

When I'm not juggling tasks and keeping things running smoothly at the office, you'll find me soaking up precious moments with my beloved family and adorable children. Whether we're embarking on thrilling adventures abroad or simply basking in the beauty of the great outdoors, every moment is a cherished memory in the making.



Pete Orner

Hey everyone, I'm thrilled to be part of the DLR family, dedicating my time and energy to our team's success for the past couple of years. Working part-time hasn't diminished my passion one bit; if anything, it's fueled my commitment to excellence. Off the clock, you'll often find me on the cricket pitch, representing my local club with pride and passion. But my love for sports doesn't end there; I'm a fervent spectator, soaking up the electric atmosphere of live sports events and immersing myself in the pulsating rhythms of live music performances.

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Nathan Webb

Hi, I'm Nathan, I have a lovely wife and 3 boys.  We are all animal lovers in our house and have a zoo at home. I support Liverpool and have most of my life. Enjoy listening to music. Doing crossword and reading the paper. I worked for DLR for a month and enjoy getting a break from the wife.


Ade Wells

Hey there, I'm Ade, quite possibly the most seasoned member of the DLR crew, proudly steering the wheel as a driver/loader since 2021. Despite my seniority, I bring a youthful spirit and unwavering dedication to every journey we undertake. Beyond the hustle of the road, my passions run deep, fueled by the roaring engines of classic American cars and the soul-stirring melodies of rockabilly music. There's something about the timeless charm of vintage automobiles and the infectious rhythm of rockabilly beats that sets my heart racing and my spirits soaring.


Jack Burge

Hey there, I'm Jack, and my journey with DLR Removals began back in May 2022, where I've been adding my own flair to the team ever since. As a die-hard Liverpool fan, I bring that same level of dedication to everything I do, both on and off the field.When I'm not cheering on my beloved Reds, you'll often find me immersed in the world of sports, whether it's kicking a ball around on the pitch, throwing punches in the ring, or mastering the virtual arena through gaming. And let's not forget my local pride – Chippenham FC holds a special place in my heart, each match a thrilling spectacle that never fails to get my adrenaline pumping.


Harry Leakey

Hey, I'm Harry, and for the past few years, I've been part of the dynamic team at DLR Removals, where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to excel. Trust me, if this job didn't ignite my passion, I wouldn't have stuck around this long. Back in the day, I was a force on the football field, channeling my energy into the beautiful game, particularly rooting for the legendary Liverpool. But my love for speed doesn't end there; Formula 1 races get my heart racing just as much. Sports aren't just a pastime for me; they're a way of life, fueling my competitive spirit and driving me towards new adventures.

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Mike Mauler

Hi I'm Mike, I've been working for DLR Removals since 2022. I enjoy working with our team and going to new places. I'm captivated by the artistry of reviving vintage Morris Minors, each restoration project a journey through automotive history. When I'm not immersed in the garage, I'm fostering a vibrant aviary community, carefully nurturing and breeding budgies, each with its own unique charm and personality. And amidst it all, I find solace and inspiration in the timeless allure of both classic and contemporary cinema, where every film is a portal to diverse worlds and emotions.

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