Bournes Moves Wins Prestigious People First Award

By Kirsty Parsons - June 12, 2024

Bournes Moves has proudly been named the winner of the esteemed People First Award at the 1066 Business Awards.

This award, sponsored by TE Connectivity, celebrates employers who stand out for their unwavering commitment to creating a positive workplace culture, nurturing professional growth, and prioritising the well-being of their workforce.

Founded in 1875, Bournes Moves has consistently demonstrated its dedication to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment whilst delivering...

Bournes Nominated for 'People First' Employer Award

By Kirsty Parsons - April 22, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the  'People First' category at the 1066 Business Awards.

This award recognises companies that prioritise creating a positive work environment, fostering professional development, and placing the well-being of their employees at the forefront.

At Bournes, we have always valued putting People first and have made it a central part of our business strategy. Our core belief, 'Because People Matter', encompasses our dedication...

Bournes wins the Best Global Mobility Sustainability Initiative of the Year award

By Kirsty Parsons - November 2, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Bournes Relocation Solutions has been awarded the Best Global Mobility Sustainability Initiative of the Year at the prestigious EMMA Awards (EMEA region) hosted by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) on November 1st 2023. The award recognises our outstanding achievements and commitment to Sustainability in our role serving the global mobility industry.

The award was presented to Bonnie Thurlow (Corporate Sales Director), Cathy Goodman (Corporate Account...

Bournes receives EcoVadis Silver Medal for Sustainability

Bournes is delighted to announce we have received the EcoVadis Silver Medal for our Sustainability Performance in providing Moving and Relocation Services.

The Bournes team has put sustainability at the core of our strategy. We hold the ISO 14001 (Environmental) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety) quality standards and are committed to adopting more sustainable business strategies throughout the company and through our relationships with our supply chain and partner network. We are working hard...

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...

Bournes team complete HGV Driver Apprenticeships

By Bournes Moves - February 9, 2021

We are proud to announce that 2 Bournes employees, Aaron Craig and Charlie Birnie have completed their HGV Driver Apprenticeships and have now moved into full time Removals Driver roles at Bournes. 

Bournes partnered with TRS Training Ltd, affiliates of the BAR and RHA, to provide opportunities for our team to develop their skills and build their career as a professional Removals Driver. 

There has been an ongoing Driver Shortage in the UK for a number of years which has meant supporting...

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...

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