International Removals: Top 10 International Removal Companies UK (2018)

This list of top 10 international removal companies has been made to make your life easier, so that you can find a summary of reputable international moving companies all in one place! There are some key things that you need to consider: what services the company provides, whether they are accredited and what their reviews are like. So, here is our list, according to our research, of the best international removals in the UK:

  1. Britannia Movers International
  2. Anglo Pacific
  3. Matthew James Removals
  4. Pickfords
  5. Bishops Move
  6. Santa Fe Relocation
  7. Lopa Removals
  8. Eagle Relocations
  9. John Mason International Movers
  10. GB Liners

1. Britannia Movers International

Established in 1981, Britannia Movers International provide shipping services for small to medium sized moves. They specialise in fitting several small or medium sized shipments into one container, which is far more economical and saves their customers a lot of money. Below are some of the services they provide:

Main ServicesExtra ServicesAdditional Help
International RemovalsCurrency TransferOffice Removals
Domestic RemovalsInsuranceStorage
Excess BaggagePet TransportPacking

2. Anglo Pacific

Anglo Pacific is one of the UK’s largest international removals and shipment companies. They have a real international focus and handle around 20,000 individual baggage shipments and overseas removals annually. They cover all of the UK and ship to prominent locations across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, USA and also Asia. Here are a few of the extra services they provide:

Main ServicesExtra Services
International RemovalsCurrency Transfer
Office RemovalsArt Transport
Excess BaggagePet Transport
Vehicle Transport

3. Matthew James Removals

As third generation family-owned business, Matthew James has a global partner network in over 25,00 destinations in 300 countries. With several branches in the UK and Spain, they can help you from start to finish with your move whether it’s to Europe or across the globe. Matthew De-Machen, the Managing Director, entered the moving industry as a teenager and his dedication for excellent service is one of the key elements that makes his company successful.

Main ServicesExtra ServicesAdditional Help
International RemovalsCurrency TransferAssembly
Domestic RemovalsInsuranceStorage
Excess BaggagePet TransportPacking
  • They are also members of BAR, Fedemac and IAM.
  • If you would like to find out more about Matthew James, you can read some of their reviews on their Sirelo profile or on Trust Pilot.

4. Pickfords

With almost 400 years’ worth of experience, Pickfords has a strong foundation for all of the services that you may need for your international move. They aim for the highest quality service within the removals industry and provide international removals to customers moving from all areas of the UK and Ireland. Whether you’re moving your entire household or want to transport your pet, Pickfords is here to help you.

Main ServicesExtra Services
International RemovalsStorage
Excess BaggageMan & Van
Office RemovalsPet Transport

5. Bishops Move

Bishop & Sons’ Depositories was established in 1854 by Joseph James Bishop, before the name Bishops Move came about. The family owned removals company offer a complete range of removal services and have a strong network of over 20 removal branches and storage locations across the UK, Spain and Gibraltar. Their services incorporate all aspects of moving house, business relocation, international shipping and secure storage.

Main ServicesExtra ServicesAdditional Help
International RemovalsArt TransportInsurance
Excess BaggagePiano TransportStorage
Office RemovalsPet TransportCurrency Transfer

6. Santa Fe Relocation

With 96 international offices and operating in 6 continents, it’s no wonder that Santa Fe Relocation is a very popular choice for international removals. They were established in 1980 in Hong Kong and since then, they have provided global relocation services for hundreds of thousands of people-they made 55,000 relocations in 2017 alone! Santa Fe are not only experts in overseas moving, but they provide settling in services and language and cultural training to make your move overseas even more comfortable.

Main ServicesExtra ServicesAdditional Help
International RemovalsStoragePacking
Domestic RemovalsMan & VanCurrency Transfer
Excess BaggagePet TransportSettling in Services
Handyman and Maid Services
  • Santa Fe Relocation are accredited by BAR, FIDI, IAM and Lacma.
  • If you are interested in reading some reviews, you can view their profile on Sirelo or Trust Pilot.

7. Lopa Removals

If you’re worried about your contents when shipping your belongings overseas, then Lopa Removals are the international removal company for you! As European Removal Specialists, their aim is to provide service at the highest possible level and reasonable price. They aim to deliver all goods within Europe within 2-5 days and also offer next day services.

Main ServicesExtra Services
International RemovalsInsurance
Office RemovalsCurrency Transfer
Excess BaggagePiano Transport

8. Eagle Relocations

Operating from their office in Watford to all over the world with a high class service, it’s no wonder that Eagle Relocations were finalists of the BAR overseas mover of the year award. They have been running successfully over the past 50 years and offer a wide array of services. They provide practical advice to organise your overseas move and can help you each step of the way, from the beginning, during your move to when you arrive at your destination.

Main ServicesExtra Services
International RemovalsInsurance
Domestic RemovalsStorage
Excess BaggagePet Transport

9. John Mason International Movers

Shipping to several places across the world, John Mason specialise in International moves and offer storage and international money transfer services. Founded in 1884 outside of Liverpool, John Mason only specialise in International moves, which means their services are perfect for people looking for overseas removals.

Main ServicesExtra ServicesAdditional Help
International RemovalsCurrency TransferInsurance
Domestic RemovalsPet TransportStorage and Packing
Excess BaggageVehicle TransportRelocation Services

10. GB Liners

GB Liners was established by the present managing directors grandfather as Bartup’s Limited in Brighton in 1923. They now have a fleet of vehicles in 11 locations and offer national and international removals. They also specialise in corporate moving, storage services and have a network of over 1200 service centres in over 180 countries. Below are some of the extra services that they provide:

Main ServicesExtra Services
International RemovalsStorage and Packing
Domestic RemovalsInsurance
Office RemovalsVehicle Transport

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 were members of world recognised associations and held accreditations to those organisations
  • The companies average score of independently written reviews, with this website included
  • The full range of services they offered
  • The size of the company
  • Their number of locations within the UK

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. As you can see we haven’t compared the cost of moving with these individual companies, so if you are interested in calculating the cost of moving your furniture abroad, visit our international moving costs page.