International Removals: Top 8 International Removal Companies UK (2019)

What are the best international moving companies? There are some key things that you need to consider: what services the company provides, whether they are accredited and what reviews they have. Read on to find out the top 8 international moving companies according to our research.

As every move is different, the cost will also be different, but if you want to get an idea of how much your move will be, check out our page on international moving costs. While we have expert knowledge on the moving industry, the only way to make the most informed choice and to know the exact cost of your move is to compare quotes and speak directly with a mover.

Britannia Movers International

Background: Established in 1989, provide shipping services for small – medium moves.

Services:

  • International and domestic removals
  • Storage and packing
  • Excess baggage

Accreditation: The group is part of three main moving associations: BAR (British Association of Movers), FIDI (International Federation of International Movers) and IAM (International Association of Movers).

This means that they have had to meet the levels of quality assurance from all three of these associations. The FAIM certificate from FIDI proves a very high quality standard, and being part of BAR means the money for your move is protected, giving you peace of mind. Being in IAM means they have been vouched by two other moving companies.

Reviews: The company consistently receives 4 stars on trusted review platforms.   Check out detailed reviews of their services on SireloRemoval Reviews or Trust Pilot.

GB Liners

Background:  Established in 1923, the company specialises in moves to Europe and beyond.

 Services:

  • International removals
  • Shipping and packing
  • Storage

Accreditation: The group is part of two main moving associations: BAR and FIDI. As stated above, the FAIM certificate from FIDI proves a very high quality standard, and being part of BAR should offer peace of mind as your money is protected by their advanced payment scheme.

Reviews: If you would like to find out more about their services, you can read their reviews on their SireloTrust Pilot or removalreviews.co.uk profile, where they consistently get 4 stars.

PSS Removals

Background:  Around for nearly 40 years, the mover serves up to 100 countries internationally.

Services:

  • International shipping (including car shipping)
  • Own packing
  • Customs services
  • Parcel service
  • Excess baggage
  • Tax and visa help
  • Pet transport
  • Pension transfer
  • Flight arrangement

Accreditation: The group is part of three main moving associations: BAR (British Association of Movers), FIDI (International Federation of International Movers) and IAM (International Association of Movers).

As stated above, this means that they have had to meet the levels of quality assurance from all three of these associations and have been vouched for by two other moving companies. The FAIM certificate promises a very high quality standard, and the money for your move is protected by BAR, giving you peace of mind.

 Reviews: If you would like to find out more about their services, you can read their reviews on Sirelo or Trust Pilot, where they consistently get 4 stars.

 

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John Mason International Movers

Background: Founded in 1884 outside of Liverpool, John Mason only specialise in international moves, which means their services are perfect for people looking for experienced overseas removals.

Services:

  • International removals
  • Shipping and packing (including car shipping)
  • Visa help
  • Insurance
  • Pet relocation
  • Cleaning
  • Migration and destination services

Accreditation: John Mason are members of IAMFIDI, and BAR. This means they have been vouched by other moving companies, have met the stringent quality conditions of all of the moving associations, and furthermore your advanced payment is guaranteed to be protected.

Reviews: If you would like to read some reviews of their services, you can view their profile on SireloTrust Pilot or removalreviews.co.uk. In particular, John Mason gets consistent 5 star reviews on Trust Pilot.

Abels

Background: Founded in 1958, Abels is a safe choice for your international move.

Services:

  • International shipping (including car shipping)
  • Foreign exchange
  • Packing and storage

Accreditation: Abels are members of IAMFIDI, and BAR. This means they have been approved by at least two other moving companies, have met the strict quality conditions of all of the moving associations, and they guarantee protection on your advanced payment.

Reviews: The company gets 5 stars on Trust Pilot! If you would like to read some reviews of their services, you can view their profile on Sirelo, removalreviews.co.uk or Trust Pilot.

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Bishop’s Move

Background: Established in 1854 with locations across the UK, Spain and Gibraltar.

Services:

  • International removals
  • Excess baggage
  • Art, piano and pet transport
  • Insurance
  • Storage
  • Currency transfer

Accreditation: Bishop’s Move is part of four big moving associations: BAR,  FIDI , EURA (the European Relocation Association) and IAM. This means that they have had to meet the levels of quality assurance from all four of these associations. It was also once voted as International Moving Company of the year.

Reviews: The company often receives 4 stars on Trust Pilot, but 3 stars on Removal Reviews. If you would like to read some reviews of their services, you can view their profile on SireloTrust Pilot or removalreviews.co.uk.

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Robinson’s Relocation

Background: Working for over 100 years in the industry, Robinson’s Relocation are experienced movers.

Services:

  • International shipping
  • Insurance
  • Packing and storage

Accreditation: Robinson’s are members of FIDI and BAR. The FAIM certificate from FIDI proves a very high quality standard, and being part of BAR should offer peace of mind as your money is protected by their advanced payment scheme.

Reviews: The company gets 5 stars on Trust Pilot! If you would like to read some reviews of their services, you can view their profile on Trust Pilot or removalreviews.co.uk.

Green Removals

Background: Serving in Europe and other destinations since 1970, you’re in safe hands with Greens Removals.

Services:

  • International removals
  • Shipping and packing
  • Storage

Accreditation: Greens Removals are members BAR. Being a part of BAR means the company has to meet the stringent Code of Practice set up by the moving association, and is externally audited annually. Furthermore, you are protected by BAR’s Advanced Payment Guarantee and can you their free and independent dispute resolution service should any problem arise.

Reviews: The company gets hundreds of 5 stars on Trust Pilot! If you would like to read some reviews of their services, you can view their profile on Trust Pilot or removalreviews.co.uk.

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Our Research

This list was comprised according to our research criteria. Therefore, these companies were selected based on the following:

  • They were a UK international moving company
  • They had a significant amount of good, independently written reviews
  • They were members of world recognised associations and held accreditations to those organisations
  • The full range of services they offered
  • Their number of UK locations
  • Their number of destinations

Companies did not make this list unless they got more than ten points according to our points system.

Still looking for guidance? Check out our other pages, including our tips for moving abroad. We wish you the best of luck with booking your moving company.

Disclaimer

We are an independent platform and have independently compiled this list of international movers, therefore, we take no responsibility for the services offered by these international moving companies. Check online reviews and compare quotes before you make a choice.