International Removals: Top International Moving Companies UK (2020)

Last updated: July 3, 2020

What are the best international removal companies? 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 international moving companies according to our research.

7. Lopa Removals

Background: Lopa Removals are not quite as big and not as old as some of the other companies on this list, however, don’t let that mislead you! They are dedicated to providing excellent service at a reasonable price. Customers frequently comment on their affordability, professionalism, and friendliness. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that they mostly perform European house moves.

Services:

  • International Shipping
  • Packing

Moving Associations: Lopa Removals are an accredited mover with Move Assured. Move Assured is a moving association that regularly monitors the feedback of their members to make sure that they only endorse reputable companies.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Lopa Removals believe that there is more to a business than just their financial statements. They actively invest in meaningful purposes such as refugee support and for each order they receive, they donate a day’s food to an underprivileged child.

Reviews: At the time of writing, Lopa Removals have a 9.1 score on Sirelo! Also, 95% of users would recommend their services! If you want to read some of their latest reviews, you can check out their Sirelo profile

6. Burke Bros Moving Group

Background: Burke Bros have moved over 49,000 people over 33 years so they definitely know the business!

Services:

  • International shipping
  • Packing
  • Storage
  • Car/ Motorbike Shipping
  • International Moving Services

Moving Associations: Burke Bros are members of FIDI and BAR. The FAIM certificate from FIDI proves a very high-quality standard, and being part of the BAR should offer peace of mind as your money is protected by their advanced payment scheme.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Burke Bros is dedicated to sustainable moving practices, as confirmed by their “Greener Path Award”. In addition, Burke Bros are actively involved in local and medical charities. If you have food left in your cupboards when you move, don’t throw it away, Burke Bros can donate it to a good cause!

Reviews: At the time of writing, Burke Bros scores 9.5 on Sirelo with 93% of users recommending their services! Customers frequently commented on their professionalism, friendliness, and efficiency. To read full reviews, be sure to visit their Sirelo profile

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5. Cadogan Tate

Background: Cadogan Tate’s promise is to “handle every aspect of your move with care”. If you choose this premium house move service, then you are in good hands, as they have recently moved the Obama family out from the Whitehouse!

Services:

  • International Shipping
  • Packing
  • Storage
  • Experience moving fine-art and expensive items.

Moving Associations: Abels are members of FIDI and BAR. This means they have met the strict quality conditions of FIDI and the FAIM qualification. Furthermore, they guarantee protection on your advanced payment.

Reviews: At the time of writing, Cadogan Tate has a 4.4-star rating on Google and 4.1 start rating on RemovalReviews.

4. Abels

Background: Founded in 1958, Abels is a safe choice for your international move. Did you know that they hold a Royal Warrant? So you can expect to be treated like Kings and Queens!

Services:

  • International shipping (including car shipping)
  • Packing and storage
  • Relocation Services (including pet relocation guidance)
  • Experienced in moving fine art and valuable items
  • Transfer Money Overseas

Moving Associations: Abels are members of FIDI and BAR. This means they have met the strict quality conditions of FIDI and the FAIM qualification. Furthermore, they guarantee protection on your advanced payment.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Abels expresses its commitment to preserving the environment and boasts a more environmentally friendly vehicle fleet. Furthermore, they are involved in various local charities and CSR initiatives around the UK.

Reviews: At the time of writing, Abels boasts a rating of 8.6 on Sirelo and 85% of customers would recommend them! If you would like to read some reviews of their services, you can view their profile on Sirelo.

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3. John Mason International Movers

Background: Founded in 1884 outside of Liverpool, John Mason only specialise in international moves. This means that 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

Moving Associations: John Mason is a member of IAMFIDI, and BAR. Therefore, they have been vouched by other moving companies and have met the stringent quality conditions of FIDI. Furthermore, your advanced payment is guaranteed to be protected.

Reviews: At the time of writing, John Mason has a 9.3 rating on Sirelo! Furthermore, 83% of users would recommend their services. If you would like to read some reviews, you can view their profile on Sirelo.

2. Bournes Moves

Background Bournes have been helping people move since 1875! In 2019 the British Association of Removers awarded Bournes with the “best overseas moving company” award.

Services:

  • International shipping
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Pet relocation
  • Move planning and documentation

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

Being a part of IAM means that they have been vouched for by two other moving companies. In addition, the FAIM certificate promises a very high-quality standard, and moreover the money or your move is protected by BAR, giving you peace of mind.

 Reviews: At the time of writing Bournes has a Sirelo customer rating of 8 and 80% of customers would recommend their service. in particular, people frequently comment on their professionalism, efficiency, and affordable price.

1. GB Liners

Background:  Established in 1923, GB liners specialises in moves to Europe and beyond. Customers frequently comment positively about their professionalism, friendliness, and reasonable prices!

 Services:

  • International removals
  • Shipping and packing
  • Storage

Moving Associations: 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: At the time of writing, GB Liners has a 9.7 rating on Sirelo! Wow! Furthermore, 100% of customers said they would recommend them. If you would like to find out more about their services, you can read independent reviews on their Sirelo profile.

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Our Research

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

  • Their status as a UK international moving company
  • Having a significant amount of good, independently written reviews
  • Being members of world recognised associations and obtaining accreditations
  • The full range of services they offered
  • Their number of UK locations
  • Their number of destinations
  • Their corporate social responsibility.

In conclusion, companies with the highest score made the list.

Still looking for guidance? Check out our other pages, including our tips for moving abroad. Above all, 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.

What Next?

We hope you enjoyed reading this article on the best international moving companies. If you want to get an idea of how much your move will be, check out our page on international moving costs. Nevertheless, the only way to know the exact cost of your move is to compare quotes and speak directly with a mover. For more advice on moving, check out our other tips on Sirelo: