News from Britannia Movers International


Leatherbarrows ‘swing high’ for local youth rugby team

Britannia Leatherbarrows have sponsored the new Oakmeadians Under 9’s match shirts. Andrew Pittwood (Financial Accounts Controller for Britannia Leatherbarrows) stepson Liam Chandler-Brown, plays for the team, which Rob Dance kindly agreed to sponsor. “The Under 9’s were the only team in the rugby club that didn’t have proper Oakmeadians match shirts, so they were playing their games in handed down training kits. As the team play their home matches at Meyrick Park in Bournemouth but play away all over Dorset and into ... Read more

Smoking hot fire walk

This year Britannia Reeves will be taking part in a charity fire walk for The Rainbow Centre in Fareham on Friday 16th March. The brave soles (get it?) that will be put through this mind-over-matter challenge are – Andy Shotbolt (Director), Matt Ede (Manager), Gavin Rabbets (Driver) and Darren Creasey (Driver).   Matt Ede said, “We are facing our fears and walking 15ft on smouldering hot coals. It may sound tough, but we have been informed it is perfectly safe. Some people say they ... Read more

Changing of the guard

It is with bittersweet sadness that Britannia announces the retirement of Brian Miles who has been the Operations Manager for Britannia Lanes of Cornwall for almost 37 years. Brian’s last day will be on Friday 22nd December 2017, he was 31 years old when he joined the company in February 1981, if you compare the photo of him when he joined in 1981 and the recent photo of him in 2017 you can see he has aged pretty well and managed ... Read more

Fresh lick of paint

Over the last few months Britannia Harrison & Rowley has been transitioning back into a newly refurbished set of offices. Seeing as their sister company Britannia Pink & Jones have been built a very new and modern warehouse and offices, it was only fitting that Britannia Harrison & Rowley received some much-needed TLC, which came in the form of a complete re-fit. The office has been rebuilt to house two separate offices and a large communal office for the staff. There is ... Read more

Au Revoir Shaun Anson!

After 37 years as a removal man Shaun Anson (Director of Britannia Willis) has finally hung up his steel-toe caps and hi viz jacket to be replaced by new gardening gloves and walking boots. Dan Willis (Managing Director) tells HB, “Shaun joined the family business (Willis of Skipton) after marrying Jane Willis. He started as a removals porter before spending some time as a removals driver then moving onto estimating. He has spent most of his 37 years with Willis as an ... Read more

Incy Wincy Spider

Tuesday 18th July 2017 started out just like any other normal working day in the warehouse of our central office in Merstham until Andre spotted an 18cm (size of a guinea pig) huntsman spider in a shipping container of family belongings from Australia. Paul was seen running out of the container at a speed even Usain Bolt would have been impressed with, none of the warehouse guys would go near the spider so it was up to Steve Irwin’s very own ... Read more

Introducing the new owners of Britannia Quickmove

In May this year Pete Monk owner of Britannia Quickmove decided to retire after 47 years in the removals and storage industry, 25 years of which were with Britannia. With a previous life in the RAF Pete established the business in a part time capacity until launching full time into Quickmove Wiltshire and then successfully joining the Britannia Group. Taking over from Pete Monk are new owners – Daren Spencer, Ian Powell, Richard Hofen and Nick Clarke who also own Elm Holdings. “The ... Read more

New member joins Britannia

Britannia Movers International are continually looking for new members to join the family in the UK with some large areas being caretaken by members willing to handle work further outside their area until such times as a suitable removal company joins. For example, Gloucester was one such area with Britannia Bennetts kindly covering this area from Malvern and our thanks go to Judith and Alan for their efforts and assistance over the last few years. So, without further ado we would like ... Read more

Britannia Turnbulls celebrates 150th anniversary

Britannia Turnbulls are celebrating a rather impressive 150th birthday this year and are due to welcome in a brand-new vehicle this September with a special addition to the livery to mark the anniversary and possibly a reference to the old green Turnbull’s vans (all yet to be confirmed). Callum Booth (Digital Marketing Manager for Britannia Turnbulls) has told HB news that they are planning a “fuddles” (It’s a Yorkshire thing!) whereby each member of staff brings in food and drink to ... Read more

Happy 30th Birthday Britannia Bennetts

Judith and Alan Bennett’s company is celebrating turning 30 this year and Judith has taken the time to tell us all about the company’s humble beginnings and their transformation in to the impressive removal company that Britannia Bennetts are today: C Bennett started trading on Friday 27th March 1987 – it was going to be Monday 30th but a good moving job rang to book so in true remover style AC wanted to please his first client! Our original van colour was burgundy ... Read more
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