THE founder of a Worcestershire firm has seen rapid growth in just four years.

Warren Leggett is the 32-year-old founder of Warren’s Haulage and Removals which is based at Oak Trees Farm, in Church Lane, Worcester.

Mr Leggett said: "My former boss, John Garbett, would lend me a van to complete jobs for around £50-100 per move on the weekends.

"It was thanks to his generosity that I was able to get a foot on the ladder - although I was naive at outset, I was charging so little when I started out that I was rarely breaking even."

The self-styled 'vantrepreneur', who lives in Martin Hussingtree, said after the success of the weekend jobs this turned into recommendations, and business "skyrocketed".

Mr Leggett has previously worked as a sewage worker, chef and loft insulator, although he had struggled with a recurring shoulder injury which set him back along the way.

Four years after setting up the firm it now has a six-man removals team, a fleet of vans and 22 units.

The firm has been recommended by 12 estate agents, a solicitors firm and an insurance company in the Worcestershire area.

Mr Leggett prides himself on his passion for customer service and a love for the job.

Next on the agenda is to buy a larger lorry and set up Warren’s Warehouse to expand the business’s storage offering.

“Moving house can be a daunting, often emotional experience," he said.

"At such a fraught time, I like to think that my team make people smile, making move day as relaxed and stress-free as possible for them.”

The removal company, which started off in Worcester, has completed moves for customers all over the UK, from Scotland to Cornwall, and their Facebook page now boasts 120 five star reviews.

Mr Leggett added: "I love what I do, and it’s fantastic to hear from happy customers."