Tech firm reallymoving celebrates 20-year milestone in November 2019

Tech firm reallymoving is celebrating its twentieth birthday in November 2019, having grown from a ‘kitchen table’ start up to become the leading comparison site for homemovers.

Founded in November 1999 by Rob Houghton and Rosie Rogers, who still privately own the business, reallymoving employs 33 people at its HQ in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. It survived the dotcom crash and the 2008 recession and has grown steadily since to become the go-to price and review comparison site for people who are moving home, providing quotes for surveys, conveyancing and removals to over 2.5 million across the UK people since its launch.

To mark the occasion, staff are undertaking twenty good deeds throughout the milestone year, ranging from local tree-planting to national charity fundraising.

Founder and CEO of reallymoving, Rob Houghton, said:

“After a difficult home move with our young family two decades ago, Rosie and I realised there must be a better way to find quotes for solicitors, surveyors and removals.

“When we launched reallymoving, it was one of the first comparison sites in the UK and I’m so pleased that twenty years down the line we’re still thriving. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by engaging the whole company in supporting twenty causes close to our hearts.”

With charitable endeavours ranging from Tough Mudders to tree-planting at Bricket Wood in St. Albans,  providing coding sessions for 2nd Hemel Hempstead Scouts and collecting clothes for refugees in Calais through St. Albans Refugees (STAR), staff have supported local community initiatives and raised funds for national and local charities.

Through its ongoing sponsorship of Verulam reallymoving Race Team, which nurtures and supports talented cyclists in St. Albans, three promising local youngsters have recently been selected for special training with British Cycling’s regional school of racing.

Rob added:

“In the last two decades we’ve grown from a tiny tech start up to a become a major player in the residential property market. I can’t wait to see what the next twenty years bring.”


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