Pam Judkins, Senior Collections Officer (Retired), Wakefield Council

In the spring of 2012 M & G Transport packed and moved a rare collection of natural history specimens for Wakefield Museum, in preparation for a move to a new museum opening later in the year. They had been collected by pioneer naturalist Charles Waterton in south America 200 years ago. His system of curing the skins makes them both incredibly light and fragile, causing worries about how to pack and move them safely. When asked to tender, M & G provided a thoughtful and properly researched method statement. The actual move went very smoothly and vindicated the techniques set out in the method statement. It was definitely a bonus to work with a small company where the work is carried out by a small team of known individuals who are all experienced and well briefed and trained.