If you’re planning a relocation into London from overseas or you’re heading out of the capital, it’s vital that you use a reliable removal’s company. All relocations come with a fair amount of ups and downs, especially when trying to balance our busy family and work schedules. However, national and international removals jobs are far more complicated than most normal moves.
That’s why booking with a reputable company like Anthony Ward Thomas is the best approach to a successful relocation. And we’ll go into the various aspects of national and international removals in more detail in this blog.
Why Accreditation is Essential When Choosing a Removals Company –
Before we go into more detail about how the process of moving nationally or internationally works, it’s worth establishing some points of quality control. And it all starts with industry accreditation. Virtually every business sector has some form of certification. It helps maintain high standards and customer care protocol. Ultimately, accreditation provides customers with reassurance they have somewhere to turn if a problem arises.
At Anthony Ward Thomas, we attain the highest standards of customer care and service delivery in removals and storage. It goes without saying that we’re BAR accredited, which is our industry’s standard. And regardless of who you use for a relocation, it’s advisable to only ever book with a company with BAR affiliation. You can read up about what this means here.
We’re now incredibly proud to announce that we now have international accreditation for both domestic and business relocations. The BS8522 & BS8564 accreditation certificates are a seal of quality that guarantees the very highest service available. They’re not easy to attain, and our staff and removal’s team put a lot of hard work into achieving them.
In this blog, we’ll go into more detail about what goes into an international relocation. That’s where you’ll start to understand why it pays to work with an accredited removals provider.
Seamless International Removals Services to and from London –
Anthony Ward Thomas has been relocating people to the continent for over two decades, and we use removals experts at all stages of our International Removals service. There are a variety of options at our disposal to ensure that we can cater to every type of domestic and business relocation. And although the examples we’re using in this section apply more to people relocating from London, it’s worth noting that we can simply reverse the process for people arriving here as well.
One of Anthony Ward Thomas’s ways of undertaking European relocations is part-load removals. By using this option, we can significantly reduce your costs due to utilising economy of scale. You will only share these consignment relocations with other Anthony Ward Thomas customers. This is the ideal option for people who don’t have enough items for a full load.
The Anthony Ward Thomas team will oversee every stage of your European relocation. We’ll assign a lead person to manage the whole of your move to Europe to ensure everything meets our quality policy. Furthermore, every job we undertake goes through a thorough assessment process. We can relocate you by road or sea freight, whichever is most efficient and cost-effective.
Your boxes and belongings will be delivered to their final destination as per our signed agreement. Our team will unload and assist you with any unpacking, which includes tricky assembling or the basic electronic setup. Moreover, your possessions will arrive at your destination in perfect condition, with no breakages or damage occurring in transit.
Using a Reputable Removals Company for National and International Relocations –
Whether moving for work or doing some travelling, tens of thousands of Londoners pack up and head for pastures new every year. And the Anthony Ward Thomas team relocate many of them to destinations throughout the UK and Europe every month. We’re London’s favourite national, European and international removals company because of our high standard of customer service.
It might seem confusing to people who are new to arranging a relocation, especially to a new city or country. However, the internet has now put more power in the hands of consumers. By using online rating platforms like Google Live and Trustpilot, it’s possible to get an oversite into a company’s reputation. Previous customers can rate any company that’s live on Google. To give you an idea about how this works, you can read Anthony Ward Thomas’s five-star rating here.
What stands us apart from other removals providers is our range of services we can offer. And one of them is that we can work the other way and relocate you back to London or anywhere in the UK just as easily. Anthony Ward Thomas is a member of an elite network of reputable removals and storage providers called the Master Removers Group. We’ll go into more detail about this network in the next section.
A Master Removers Group Network of Elite Companies –
Every successful relocation job only occurs with lots of attention to detail, planning and delivering everything on time. And moving someone to another part of the country isn’t easy. In fact, it takes organisation and a network of partner companies to deliver superior national and international moving services. This means that each cog in the system must be equal.
Fortunately for our customers, Anthony Ward Thomas is part of an elite collective of removals, storage and logistics companies called the Master Removers Group. Becoming a member requires a nearly flawless record for service delivery and high customer ratings. You need to be the best company in your area to gain access to this group.
Every member company of the Master Removers Group has access to depots in Dorchester, Gillingham, Bookham, five depots in London, Bristol, Newbury, Dordon, Swindon, Warrington and Glasgow. This creates a network of stop-off points for all long-distance removals services that run as efficiently as nationwide distribution companies offer.
With access to Master Removers Group depots and warehouses all over the UK and Europe, we can organise your relocation to and from London with ease. We only work with partner companies that attain our high standards, which means they all must be BAR compliant. Our team will oversee the entire relocation and assign a lead person to manage everything.
Using a Moving Checklist for Your Relocation –
It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving to another part of London or relocating to France, preparing in advance and having plenty of time to do everything will improve the end result. When it comes to relocating, it helps to create some deadlines to make sure you don’t have much to do in the moving week. You can keep on track by creating a moving checklist.
By creating this master document, you’ll list every item that needs to be completed. Then you can divide everything into more manageable tasks. And your first task will be to contact Anthony Ward Thomas to book your relocation to or from London. Our team will be available to assist you at all stages of your relocation. We will be available to contact to ensure you’re ready for the big day well in advance of its arrival. If you’d prefer to let our team do all the heavy-lifting work, we offer a Packing service.
Anthony Ward Thomas’s International Removals service can collect you from most destinations on the continent. And this includes all cities as well as towns. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving or returning to London – we can undertake any removals job. And we’ll always prepare a free, no-obligation quote prior to booking.
Preparing to Relocate a Few Months in Advance –
Relocating is typically a chain of events scenario which makes it difficult to predict your completion date. You likely need to be able to sell your house first while also submitting an offer for your chosen property. This can take anywhere from several months to come to fruition, with a general average of two or three months.
With this in mind, working out the best time of year to move isn’t as easy as you’d think. From various studies, the favourite season for relocations is summer, usually during August. The first impressions of why summer is the moving season could be the longer, warmer days make it easier to undertake a relocation. Plus, the long vacation time is ideal for people with young families.
So, if you want to move during the summer months, you’ll need to start looking at properties in the springtime or earlier. The more time you give yourself, the easier it will be to find your perfect new home and to scout the area thoroughly. You should also contact the Anthony Ward Thomas team for advice on the best day to book your removals service.
For similar reasons, the end of spring and the beginning of autumn are also favourable times of the year for relocating. As you might expect, winter ranks as the worst, with shorter days and hazardous weather often cited. At Anthony Ward Thomas, we have a fleet of vehicles, and we can accommodate relocations all year round. Nothing stops us from getting the job done, and we have all the right tools to undertake any relocation.
Why Customer Service is Essential for National and International Relocations –
At Anthony Ward Thomas, we plan everything in detail through assessment and confirmation to ensure we fully understand your requirements. Then, we apply our vast amount of removals experience to suggest a suitable service for you. There is no room for error for overseas relocations. Our customers need complete assurance that their valuables will be safe from damage or breakages when in transit.
Every successful relocation depends on matching our customer’s requirements with the correct service. Otherwise, we’re not attaining our high standard of service delivery and customer care. We continually look at the removals and storage options we offer to see if we can make any improvements. And through our network of partner companies, we can move you in or out of London with ease.
Anthony Ward Thomas – London’s Number One for National and International Removals –
Anthony Ward Thomas is London’s number one removals company for relocations throughout the UK, Europe and beyond