How it all started: Anthony was working at London Metal Exchange in September 1985, and was thinking of either opening a funeral directors or removal company. He settled for the latter as he thought the conversation may be more riveting.
He went to the bank and bought a Bedford TL for £4000 and started knocking on doors to offer his man and van services. He even had the courage to recruit guys walking along the street to help pack and lift his first removal.
Nearly 30 years later he employs over 270 employees and now has a fleet of over 50 vehicles.
These vehicles have become synonymous around London and the UK, with the general public searching the web or calling the office to find out the answers of those cryptic quotes.
Who said this:
In heaven all the interesting people are missing?
a) Anthony Ward-Thomas
b) Friedrich Nietzsche
c) Keith Richards
Answer: Friedrich Nietzsche
These iconic catchphrases have proved quite popular, and branded Anthony Ward-Thomas with a personal touch.
From a small Luton, to an 18-tonne truck no move is too big or small for Ward Thomas. The 18 tonne trucks are large enough to allow up to 2 people to sleep in hotel ‘Slogger’ when customers move further afield.
Our smaller Luton vans run all around town, offering services as small as delivering 1 table door to door, or hoisting a 2 seater sofa through a 2nd floor window. These Luton vans can also pack a 2 bed flat into storage at Anthony Ward Thomas.
The trucks are specifically designed with side doors opening to allow the crew to pack at the customer’s house, to avoid double handling of furniture and boxes.
As well as the trucks coming in all different shapes and sizes so do the boxes. From a small wine box that can hold up to 14 bottles, a wardrobe box that can hang up to 0.9m of clothes or a book box that can hold that library of books you’ve never got round to reading, Anthony Ward Thomas has everything to help ease your move.