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Helping Teenagers Accept Moving Overseas

There are a fair few challenges to overcome when moving abroad and convincing others it’s a good idea can be quite an emotional process. This has never been truer when it comes to getting your teenagers to accept this change. Whilst younger children may initially object to the news, they usually don’t take long to come around to the idea. However, a teenager is essentially transitioning into a new phase of life – from childhood to adulthood. Hormones are completely imbalanced, and ... Read more

Britannia W Harris celebrates 50 years!

In 1968, Moovit Transport Services was founded by John and Christine Wicks with the strap line ‘PROVE IT WITH MOOVIT’!! The business grew from one van and a shed for an office and in 1970 they purchased the long established W Harris of Chelmsford Ltd. In 1986/87 they became members of Britannia Movers International plc. Land was purchased, two warehouses and an office were constructed and the business moved to its current location, Driberg Way, Braintree, Essex. The business has expanded to offer ... Read more

Where Will Your New Year’s Resolutions Take You in 2019?

The New Year provides many of us with a fresh start, a chance to hit the reset button and set ourselves a new challenge to achieve. For some that might be fulfilling a life-long dream of moving abroad, learning something new, improving your fitness or perhaps even starting a family. However, who said you must achieve your resolutions in the UK?! What if in 2019 your new year’s resolutions took you further afield to a new destination which would better your chances ... Read more

5 Perfect Countries for Festive Expats

Just hearing the word Christmas can sometimes be enough to instantly transport us to that warm, comforting feeling that surround the festive season. What’s not to love – relaxation, indulgence, celebration, fun, family, presents – this time of year has it all. So, if you’re one of the many Brits who can’t get enough of the festive season, you may feel a tug on your heart strings when considering your options to move abroad. After all, Christmas in other countries can be ... Read more

Expat Wellbeing: Combating Loneliness

When making the decision to take the plunge and move overseas, you’ll no doubt be faced with many concerns, worries and fear, which may at times mean you experience some confusion and indecision as to if moving overseas is a viable option for you. One of the biggest fear’s wannabe expats can experience, especially those moving on their own, is the possibility of loneliness - missing family and friends and struggling to make new connections and friendships in a new culture are ... Read more

How to Apply for a US Green Card

Securing a green card can be one of the most difficult things for someone looking to move to the US, yet it is vital for anyone hoping to get a job and be able to support their family after the move. The majority of green cards are given to those who have an association with the US (i.e. with family in the US or who have been offered a job there). There are also a large range of other circumstances in ... Read more

4 Key Things You Must Do Before Emigrating

If you are heading overseas to enjoy life as an expat it can seem chaotic before you leave. Getting everything in order can present a headache and the countless forms and online paraphernalia is exhausting. However, to make your life a little easier, here is a brief guide we have put together for you to ensure that you tie up all loose ends before you emigrate. Sorting Out Your Finances Before you go anywhere it is good to decide what it is you ... Read more

4 Amazing Experiences in St Lucia

Anyone and everyone will go wild for the stunning beauty of St Lucia. It’s a beauty that is unmatched by anywhere else in the Caribbean. Nestled between Martinique and St Vincent, the teardrop-shaped island packs rainforest, beautiful beaches and gargantuan mountains into just 238 square miles. Part of the quintessential Caribbean idyll, St Lucia creates a lasting first impression. The Piton Mountains, which are fringed by coral reefs and sandy shores rise majestically from the horizon. With temperatures kept just the right ... Read more

Worthy Winners for our Royal Wedding Competition

We ran a high profile social media competition back in the spring aimed at increasing brand awareness for Britannia and growing our social media follower base. The prize was £1000, and the competition was open to anyone getting married or having a civil partnership ceremony during 2018. Entrants simply needed to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, like one of our competition posts, and leave a comment telling us how the money would help them. We had hundreds of entries, and ... Read more

Lanes of Cornwall receive nomination for prestigious award

Congratulations to Laura Johns (Britannia Lanes of Cornwall) on her becoming a finalist for the UK’s Self-Storage Manager of the Year organised by the UKSSA (UK Self-Storage Association). The UKSSA awards will be held on 7th September with Lanes nominated in two categories; Best Self storage facility and Best self storage manager. The winners will be entered into the European awards, which will be announced at the FEDESSA Conference in Paris running from 26th to 28th September, involving 550 delegates from ... Read more
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