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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

Possible suspension of shipments to Qatar

Dear Customers, due to the current political situation in Qatar there is a distinct possibility that services to Hamad Port will be suspended. So far only NYK Line (NipponYusen Kaisha) shippers have confirmed that they have stopped calling at Hamad Port. For customers already booked to ship their belongings to Qatar with us we will keep you informed of any issues, and for those looking to move to Qatar at present Britannia will endeavour to continue providing a service to Qatar. As ... Read more

HMRC replaces C3 and C104A import forms with the new online ToR01 system.

Since the 1st January 2017 HMRC have been transitioning the new ‘Transfer of Residence’ (ToR) online application form, which is now mandatory for applicants changing their country of residence to the UK and wishing to import used personal and household effects with them. The ToR01 application form must be completed online for submission by post or email to HMRC in advance of their belongings arrival in the UK. It replaces the manual C3 Customs Declaration forms, and must be completed by any ... Read more

New Director at Britannia Leatherbarrows

Congratulations to Darren Vale on his recent promotion to Director. Darren is David Trenchard’s (Owner of Britannia Leatherbarrows) son in law and has been with the company for the last 10 years. Darren has been responsible for running the self-storage, archive storage and shredding services side of the business and has successfully overseen continual growth in this sector of the business. We wish Darren every success in his new role as a Director. Read more

Ruby anniversary celebrations

We would like to announce on behalf of Oliver Grieveson (Director of Britannia Greers), that employee Ian Angus has this January celebrated 40 years of continuous service working for the company! Ian was only 16 years old when he started working at Greers, from humble beginnings Ian has worked as a porter, forklift driver and Class 1 driver, storeman and foreman.  Oliver said, “His range of skills is impressive and he is undoubtedly a professional remover.  Ian is the backbone of Greers ... Read more

Celebrating 30 years of the bear!

Paul Bearsby is celebrating 30 years of Bearsbys Removals - a fantastic achievement! As you can see from the photos Paul has aged somewhat in this time, but don’t we all in removals. Ralph Sayers of Bearsby takes up the story; ‘When Paul left college and, as a stop-gap before finding a ‘proper’ job, he started working for a large national removal company who will remain unnamed, but not unidentified – begins with “P”. Paul quickly rose through the organisation to become ... Read more

Britannia 2017 Conference – Sorrento

Britannia’s annual conference is due to take place between 21st and 24th April in the idyllic settings of Sorrento, Italy. The easy going Italian way of life suits the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our conference perfectly. Attendees will be staying at the 4* Hilton Hotel situated up on a hill overlooking the Bay of Naples and a short distance from the town centre. Like with all our conferences, the event won’t really kick off until the welcome evening on the Friday, ... Read more

Moving up in the world

After 15 years Britannia head office has decided to expand its horizons beyond the traffic jams of Croydon and has set itself up in a shiny new purpose-built office and warehouse in Merstham, Redhill. The staff at BMI have seen a great deal in that time at Croydon. Three MD’s have come and gone, there’s been a global recession, the Croydon riots, an Olympic torch paraded through the streets and the Britannia building has been evacuated at least twice, due to ... Read more

Merry Christmas to All

On behalf of everyone at Britannia Movers International, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!  We hope you all have a fantastic time wherever you are in the world, and however you decide to spend this festive time. We hope you enjoy watching our eCard. Please beware that our Head Office will be closed between Christmas and New Years Eve. Read more

Not always a smooth ride for Expats living abroad!

Moving home has always been a stress inducing experience, if you add relocating abroad to the mix the stress levels increase tenfold. However, for years thousands of people from the UK have successfully made their homes in other countries around the globe. Many of these are young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students, but retirees make up a large chunk of these British expats living abroad. Spain is the most popular location for British expat retirees due to the warmer climate and the ... Read more