News from Britannia Movers International


Britain’s Strongest Removalist

At this year’s Movers & Storers show, (taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November in Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe) Britannia are sponsoring the first ever ‘Britain’s Strongest Removalist’ competition that will be held on the Tuesday. Andy Shotbolt of Britannia Reeves, is the brains behind this fantastic and exciting new competition. Andy tells us “this is something I’ve wanted to do for years, and during a light-hearted discussion with Charlotte Parslow (Animo Events) who was looking to bring in a ... Read more

Britannia Lanes of Cornwall Sponsors Perranwell FC

Matt Lane (Lanes of Cornwall’s Self-Store & Self-Drive Manager) has for the last 7 years played for Perranwell FC’s over 16-year old’s football team. They are at senior level and play in the Cornwall combination league. Matt’s Father – Mark Lane (Director of Britannia Lanes of Cornwall) has been watching him play every week, and this season he generously offered to sponsor the team’s kit. Britannia Lanes of Cornwall also provides one of their self-drive mini buses for the team to travel to ... Read more

Britannia Leatherbarrows help at the Bournemouth Pier to Pier swim the biggest charity swim in Europe

Sunday 7th August 2016 welcomed the Bournemouth Pier to Pier swim back as the biggest charity swim in Europe Thousands of swimmers supported the fight against heart disease by taking on an unforgettable swimming challenge braving the open sea between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, a total distance of 1.4 miles. One participant urging others to join in with this incredible fundraising event is David Bigglestone, sales executive for Britannia Leatherbarrows Removals who underwent a triple heart bypass 10 years ago. David has now ... Read more

Thinking of moving to Indonesia?

Explore a taste of Indonesia - Britannia Movers Indonesia has always been a sleeping giant in South East Asia. Social and political instability as well as its vast geography have historically disabled its efforts to take a firm footing on the world economic stage. In recent times consecutive Governments have finally managed to address many of the issues such as corruption and security that had previously deterred overseas investment and a strong physical footprint from Western companies. As a result, Indonesia (like China ... Read more

Emerging markets of the future for expats

According to global economic research carried out by international investment company – Goldman Sachs, the latest batch of developing countries that are quickly growing into economic power houses are Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Poland. Head of Global Economic Research for Goldman Sachs – Jim O’Neill’s original BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have all reached their current peaks of economic growth for the time being after slowing down since the financial crisis struck; and investors since have turned to ... Read more

Best cities for expats to move to in 2016

According to consulting firm Mercers’ 18th Annual study of foreign worker’s overseas lifestyles, which assesses the quality of living conditions in over 440 locations around the world, the following cities are the best cities for expats to move to in 2016. Vienna (Austria) Zurich (Switzerland) Auckland (New Zealand) Munich (Germany) Vancouver (Canada) Dusseldorf (Germany) Frankfurt (Germany) Geneva (Switzerland) Copenhagen (Denmark) Sydney (Australia)   Vienna (Austria) Austria has a thriving economy, stable political system, cultural diversity and beautiful countryside, (not forgetting the popular and ... Read more

Top reasons for moving to Panama

If you are looking for an exotic and adventurous place to move to, that also offers one of the lowest costs of living for expats, then moving to Panama is the best decision you could make. Currently around 1000 British expats live there either full or part-time, while American expats account for over 30% of Panama’s immigrant population of about 190,000 people. Why Panama? 1.       Luxury and Modernity Panama is still a developing country, however it has the fastest growing economy in Latin America, with ... Read more
Welcome to the family

Welcome to the family

27/05/2016 Britannia Harrisons & Rowley would like to announce the arrival of Jim Williams, who joined as General Manager on the 1st February 2016. Jim will be based at Harrison and Rowley’s office in St.Neots, taking over from John Thomson who will sadly be retiring from the business. Jim has over 30 years’ experience of running truck operations from sectors as varied as Waste & Recycling to Wholesale distribution to Parcel delivery to Washroom services; He is married to Karen with one son ... Read more

Britannia Movers announces construction of new head office

Britannia Movers International are delighted to announce that construction of our new head office has begun in Merstham, Surrey. A short hop from our current head office in Croydon, the move is designed to bring Britannia’s hub closer to the M25, improving consolidation of Britannia’s shipping operation. Having spent time designing a more suitable office layout and warehouse specifications, the changes will allow Britannia to serve its customers across all our services in an even more tailored fashion. Merstham in Redhill is part ... Read more
The new Britannia Lanes of Devon

The new Britannia Lanes of Devon

After 23 years Britannia Lanes of Devon have decided to relocate approximately 300 yards from their current position to a prime, main road location that’s still in the Marsh Barton area. Planning permission has been approved now, and Matt Collingborn tells HB that building works are scheduled to start this July, with the plan to open the new site in February 2017. Their new building will be raised by 1 metre as a flood defence against any possible flooding in the area, and ... Read more
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