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30th January 2020

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Johnsons1871 scoops two 2019 Grafters Awards

21st June 2019

Johnsons1871, the complete moving, project management, storage and installation Group, has won two awards at the recent 2019 Grafters Awards Ceremony. The award wins were for Northern Roots, National Reach and for the second year running Best Specialist Contractor. We have been operating for almost 150 years and are based in Northwich, Cheshire. As a[…]

Four ways to minimise disruption during the lab moving process

9th July 2018

When it comes to laying out a list of objectives to focus on during a lab move, minimising disruption always features highly. This is understandable on a number of levels – especially since funding and ongoing support and sustainability often depends on performance. Here we share four ways to ensure that disruption doesn’t get in[…]

Cutting-edge Cambridge – the frontier of physics and science in England

Well-known as a world-famous hub of academic activity, Cambridge is naturally home to a variety of colleges and facilities dedicated to pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and understanding in all areas of study. The city has long been a centre of scientific excellence – from the Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge to the Sir William Dunn[…]

Making the most of lab relocation from a marketing perspective

Lab moves are often facilitated for positive reasons – signifying progression, expansion or an exciting new chapter in the history of a laboratory facility or organisation. Despite this few remember to make the most of their lab relocation from a marketing perspective – maximising the benefits of the move and ensuring your lab and the[…]

Sourcing specialist medical and laboratory equipment – what you need to know

When sourcing specialist medical and laboratory equipment it can be easy to quickly become overwhelmed and confused by the sheer amount of choice on the market. Even for seasoned professionals and senior laboratory staff the quickly moving nature of technology and wealth of options on offer can throw up some tricky decisions. Lab equipment is[…]

Is used medical laboratory equipment an efficient way to save funds?

Once upon a time labs found themselves in a race to invest in the latest new equipment, often facilitating full refits to ensure enhanced profitability and productivity. But since the economic downturn of 2008 and its impact on many organisations seen as carrying out ‘non-essential’ research, now many facilities are turning to used medical laboratory[…]

Moving medical laboratory equipment – dos and don’ts

Moving medical laboratory equipment is often necessary – whether you’re running a pathology lab in a hospital or carrying out cutting-edge research in a specialist facility. There are certain do’s and don’ts to observe when planning a laboratory equipment move – here we share four key tips to help you ensure that your relocation runs[…]

How to choose a dangerous goods specialist to suit your needs

With so many dangerous goods specialists out there how can you be sure that you can choose one that perfectly suits your needs? Finding the perfect partner during your lab relocation or equipment move can be as easy as one, two, three. What are your needs? First things first, it’s necessary to establish what you[…]

Five tips to ensure compliance during dangerous goods management

Compliance can be a troublesome issue during any process or project that doesn’t fall in line with normal operation. At best non-compliance could land you a hefty fine – at worst it could cause a full-scale emergency depending on the type of substances you’re dealing with. Here we share four key tips to help you[…]


“We have very positive feedback from the end users regarding all the crews involved in the move. Indeed at a steering group meeting this week one of the senior scientist not only praised the move teams but also requested if the same teams could be used for the move into the CL2 building next year.”

The Pirbright Institute

“The Johnsons team worked well with our own internal project team to make the overall move a success. The main phase went without any significant issues, and this was a testament to the close management and supervision of the Johnsons team at both sites during the 3 days of the move.”

Mark Garrod, Redx Pharma

“We have a good working relationship and specifically use Johnsons as they are competitive, always turn up on time with the correct number of operatives, and their removal team is always courteous which matters especially when patients and our staff are affected.”

David Shepherd, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

“Johnsons Laboratory Logistics have been providing relocation services to us for a number of years now. They are competitive, reliable and trustworthy.”

Iain Ramsey, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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