International Removals – Top 10 International Moving Companies UK (2018)

If you’re thinking about moving abroad, and are looking for International Removals, then look no further. We have created a list of the Top 10 Best International Movers in the UK, that can help you transport your furniture when moving overseas.

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Before you choose what mover to use, have a look at our useful page that explains how to Choose the Right Removal Company when obtaining quotes.

We will also not be talking about the cost of using an international moving company. If you would like to understand how to calculate the price of shipping your furniture abroad, have a look at our International Removal Costs page

Top 10 International Removal Companies

1. Anglo Pacific

Anglo Pacific have been in the moving industry for over 30 years’, and are one of the largest removals company in the UK. They are able to manage over 200,000 moves per year through their depots that are based in London, Manchester and Glasgow. The international moving company also claims to use the latest technologies available in moving in order to guarantee the quality of your move.

They can help you relocate to a number of countries, some popular destinations include: AustraliaNew ZealandSouth AfricaCanada, and America

Services

  • Baggage
  • Personal effects
  • Vehicles
  • Fine art

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2. Matthew James Removals

Matthew James Removals has several branches in the UK and Spain. The international removal company has become famous for its high quality customized vehicles (each featuring a unique hand-painted design) and there are even model vehicles available to buy. With the help of their huge network of partners, Matthew James Removals specialises in moves to over 25,000 destinations.

Some popular countries are: Spain, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa and America.

Services

  • Complete door to door service
  • Packing and Assembly
  • Unpacking and re-assembly
  • Bespoke crating for fragile and delicate items
  • Vehicle transportation

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3. Britannia Movers International

Britannia Movers International  focuses on small to medium sized moves that don’t require a full-size shipping container, therefore, they can pool the load in each shipping container, by doing this they save their customers a substantial amount of money.

The international mover makes weekly trips to major destinations such as Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy.

Services

  • Storage
  • Insurance
  • Moving Pets

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For a list of moving tips from Britannia check out this handy video!

4. White & Company

No matter the destination, White & Company offers a comprehensive moving service from domestic to corporate. They were established in 1871 and despite growing to a fleet of 200 vehicles at 16 branches located around the UK, they still remain a family owned company. They have also created a useful moving checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything!

Some popular destinations are: Germany, Spain, Australia, Canada, UAE, South Africa and America.

Services

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Transporting vehicles

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5. Santa Fe Removals

Santa Fe Removals was founded in Hong Kong in 1980, and now has a fleet of over 150 trucks and 2000 passionate employees which means that you’ve probably driven past one of their lorries at some point! They pride themselves with the quality of service that they provide and their unique understanding of what is the most important thing to you.

With offices in 56 countries across six continents, Santa Fe Removals can help you move to anywhere in the world including: America, Australia, South Africa and Singapore.

Services

  • Online move estimate
  • Pet relocation
  • Excess baggage

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6. Cadogan Tate

Cadogan Tate are a British removals company that base their business model on quality. Although this comes at a price, they take care when moving your furniture. In addition, Cadogan Tate  works with interior designers to ensure that they can leave your new home looking incredibly sleek. They were also responsible for moving the Obama family from the White House and into their new home in 2017, which demonstrates the quality of service that they offer.

They ship worldwide, including the following popular destinations: France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Canada and the USA.

Services

  • Fine art removals
  • Shipping Cars
  • Pet removal
  • Business moves

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Click below to see a video of Cadogan Tate moving the Obama’s from the White House to their new home.

7. Pickfords

Pickfords’ history can be traced back to the 17th century when the Pickford family entered the wagon trade and moved quarry stone to Manchester and the surrounding area. Since then the company has changed a lot and now moves houses to all over the world. Pickfords’ has been accredited with dozens of awards and is part of even more groups and alliances which show the emphasis that they place on quality.

The international mover is part of the Allied International network which makes the ambitious claim of being able to move your belongings to any country on earth. 

Services

  • Business and employee relocation
  • Pet shipping
  • International storage

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For more information about Pickford’s free video survey check out their short video here:

8. Bishop’s Move

Established in 1854 as a family business Bishop’s Move have become the largest family owned removals business in the UK. They see themselves as a truly international removals firm able to ship to anywhere in the world.

Popular routes include: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and America.

Services

  • Air freight
  • Pet transportation
  • Packing and Assembly
  • Shipping insurance

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9. G.B. Liners 

Established in 1923, G.B. Liners started off as a small moving and storing business in Brighton. They now operate from eleven locations, offering a wide range of services throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. Their staff are all full time, continuously trained and shareholders within the company, which ensures the quality of service you will receive will be of the highest standard. With the quality of service alongside their bespoke modern fleet of vehicles, G.B Liners ensure they can deal with any move no matter how big or small.

Popular destinations include: America, South Africa, UAE, Australia and Canada.

Services

  • Vehicle transportation
  • Packing and Assembly

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10. Doree Bonner

Doree Bonner have been helping people move home for more than a century, so you’ll find it difficult to find another with as much experience as them! They are one of the largest removal and storage companies in the UK operating out of a number of branches located nationwide. Doree Bonner are also proud to say they were the first removal company to offer its customers the option to obtain removal quotes online, which demonstrates their innovative thinking and focus on making your life that little bit easier when moving.

They specialise in relocations to anywhere in the world, some popular destinations include: Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Singapore and UAE

 Services

  • Fine art
  • Antiques
  • Vehicles

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Other things to consider when Moving Internationally

Now that you have a good idea about which company use, it’s time to look at some other important information:

How much does it cost to move abroad?

The cost of a move is different for everyone due to the many factors that need to be taken into account. We have therefore created a page dedicated to International Removal Costs. It goes into great detail about how the costs are calculated as well as a average price to a number of popular destinations.

How much does it cost to ship a container?

When you move abroad, chances are you will ship your furniture via a container. There are important aspects which you need to consider, that influence the price of shipping a container abroad. Thus, we have created a in-depth page about Container Shipping Costs. You will find information about what size to use, as well as an average price to a list of popular destinations.

Selection and assessment criteria

We have compiled the above list based on a variety of criteria. Firstly, looking at search results in Google. On this basis, we have chosen the most easily accessible companies. Then we looked at the size of the company. We have only chosen medium or large moving companies due to them being known for efficiency and quality. Often small moving companies that also perform international removals also offer very good services, but we have deliberately not put in because they are often limited in their ability.

The size of the company in regard we took then also looked at reviews on the Internet. For this, we not only look at our own reviews, but the reviews featured on other websites. Finally, we looked out of Google data to the number of monthly searches for the companies and the monthly visitors on the websites. Based on all the above criteria, the list so compiled.

Note on data

Of course, we cannot guarantee that the 10 companies will perform your international move to perfection. We are an independent platform and have independently compiled this list. We therefore take no responsibility for the services offered by these international moving companies. Check online reviews and compare quotes before you make a choice.