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Bournes Moves

Bournes Moves provide removals and storage services for hundreds of families every year and use their 140 years of experience to put together tips, advice and guides to help your home move process go smoothly.


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Bournes team walk 1411 miles to raise £1,390 for Cancer Research UK

By Bournes Moves - July 26, 2023

In May a team from Bournes, calling themselves "Bourne to be Wild" joined the "100 miles in May" challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The team smashed their initial £500 target, raising an amazing £1,390 toward funding vital research in the fight against Cancer. Each team member had a target of walking 100 miles each across the month, and some achieved even more! Collectively the team walked 1411 miles throughout the month. 

Team leader Alice Doucy (Customer Services Manager) said "As a...

Bournes Moves win Domestic Mover of the Year 2023

By Bournes Moves - May 15, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Bournes has been crowned 2023 Domestic Mover of the Year for outstanding performance, commitment and leadership in the UK removals market. 

This prestigious competition, run by the British Association of Removers recognises the UK's best removal companies based on overall customer experience. The judging process included a thorough assessment of our website and quote documentation; the knowledge and professionalism of staff; and our commitment to customer...

Bournes offer sustainable solutions for Household Removals.

By Bournes Moves - September 3, 2021

Bournes are proud to offer all clients the opportunity to incorporate sustainability into their household goods removal by offsetting the carbon emissions generated. 

Why are Bournes offering Carbon Offsetting?

We know sustainability is as important to many of our customers as it is to us, and that those customers would prefer to have an option for their household goods move that helped them achieve their ethical values. 

A major United Nations (UN) scientific report from the Intergovernmental...

New look for Bournes removals lorries

By Bournes Moves - March 10, 2020

We have rebranded our removals lorries! Have you spotted one of our new red trucks yet?

In 2019 we made a big decision to change the design of our vehicles and now there are a few out there on the road we thought we'd tell you all a little bit about why. 

History of Bournes removals lorries

Bournes started out in 1875 using horse and cart to conduct our business. By the middle to late twentieth century, our vehicles were well recognised in the local area with their distinctive yellow/beige...

Fire Brigade Training Exercise in Rye

By Bournes Moves - February 10, 2020

Around 5pm today (5th September 2017) firefighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) will be carrying out a training exercise at Bournes Rye site on Rye Harbour Road.

Image source: Rye Fire Station | Facebook 

Bournes have been based in Rye since 1875 and operating at their Rye Harbour depot since 1991. We were approached by local firefighter Gary Bourn to ask for our support in providing a facility for the exercise that helps ESFRS teams to practice their skills in a simulated...

Bournes gains ISO 14001 Environmental Certification

By Bournes Moves - July 31, 2018

We are proud to announce Bournes Moves has recently received ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system.

We recognise that as a company in the removals and storage industry, operating lots of vehicles and using packing materials our activities have an impact on the environment. As a company we want to make sure we work together to reduce any negative impact we have to play our part in protecting what we leave behind for our children and for theirs.  

What is the ISO 14001...

Bournes Moves raise funds for Save the Children

By Bournes Moves - December 15, 2014

Bournes Moves head office in Rye raised £520 for Save the Children's 'Christmas Jumper Day' campaign on Friday 12th December 2014 and as donations are being matched by the UK government that's a massive £1040 generated to help save the lives of children across the world.

The team took part in the nationwide campaign which encouraged participants to 'Wear a Woolly' to work or school for a donation of £2 and the Bournes staff who never turn down the opportunity to get festive were more than...

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