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The [[National Freight Consortium]], as it was subsequently re-named, was privatised via a sale to employees in 1982 and Pickfords was subsequently sold to the American company Allied Van Lines in a deal worth $400 million,<ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/09/15/cnpik15.html</ref> The company was then sold again becoming part of Sirva in 2002.<ref name=pickfords/>
 
The [[National Freight Consortium]], as it was subsequently re-named, was privatised via a sale to employees in 1982 and Pickfords was subsequently sold to the American company Allied Van Lines in a deal worth $400 million,<ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/09/15/cnpik15.html</ref> The company was then sold again becoming part of Sirva in 2002.<ref name=pickfords/>
   
In 2008 Sirva hit financial difficulties and the Pickfords business was to be sold to the [[Anglo-American]] company [[TEAM Group]].<ref>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/news/newscontents.aspx?id=20 SIRVA Signs Definitive Agreement to sell Pickfords Moving operations to TEAM Group]</ref> But this deal fell through and the companies UK and Irish operations was sold to a Private Investor and became part of the [[Moving Services Group UK]].<ref>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/pickfords-history Company history] 2008</ref>
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In 2008 Sirva hit financial difficulties and the Pickfords business was sold to the [[Anglo-American]] company [[TEAM Group]].<ref>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/news/newscontents.aspx?id=20 SIRVA Signs Definitive Agreement to sell Pickfords Moving operations to TEAM Group]</ref>
   
 
Allied Pickfords is a quality assured company with over 800 branches globally. Allied Pickfords is now the world's largest global network.<ref>[http://www.alliedpickfords.com.au/about/alliednetwork/ Allied Pickfords Network]</ref>
 
Allied Pickfords is a quality assured company with over 800 branches globally. Allied Pickfords is now the world's largest global network.<ref>[http://www.alliedpickfords.com.au/about/alliednetwork/ Allied Pickfords Network]</ref>
 
The UK Operations are now based in a new HQ in Wembley London.
 
   
 
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