Corporate Relocation Services

A great assignment starts with a great relocation. Whether you're a startup expanding operations overseas for the first time or a multinational with 1000's of international employees - your assignees and your team will feel confident and supported with Bournes. 



We know your people matter. That's why we do what we do, in the way that we do it. 

Most relocation companies can relocate your people safely, but by providing you with a human, responsive and meticulous service we create great relocation experiences that help your employees thrive, and preserve your time, energy and budget to help your global mobility team thrive too. 

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International Removals Services

Door to door road, sea or air shipping services to and from any worldwide location. Fully supported by a dedicated move coordinator to help with planning, advice and documentation who will keep you up to date every step of the way.

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Destination Relocation Services

A range of services to support your employees and their families to get set up and settled in smoothly and quickly so their host location feels like home.

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We provide a range of Household Goods Moving and Destination Services.

Choose the services that suit your company's requirements or ask us to recommend those that we think will best support your goals. If you need help with something you don't see below then just ask, we'll be happy to add in any extras you need if we can. 

Click here to download Bournes Corporate Employee Relocation Services guide to find out more about our full range of services and what’s included.


Household Goods Removals

A full range of Household goods removals, storage and international shipping services door-to-door, to or from anywhere in the world. 

Corporate Moving


home search

Home Search

Accompanied or unaccompanied programmes that ensure employees find a secure home that suits their individual needs so they can settle in quickly. 

Home Search

education assistance

School Search

Expert in-country guidance to find the right school/childcare options for the relocating family to help children settle quickly and realise their potential. 

School Search

serviced accommodation

Temporary Accommodation

Short term serviced accommodation or temporary housing to provide employees with a comfortable home on arrival in their host location.  

Temp. Accomodation

settling in services

Settling in Support

Accompanied and unaccompanied programmes to support the employee and their family to get set up and settled into their host location. 

Settling In

Area Orientation

Area Orientation & Preview Trips

A well researched accompanied tour based on the individual relocating families needs to help them get to know their host location ahead of or at the start of their assignment.

Area Orientation

language training

Language Training

Providing employees and the relocating family with language skills to navigate daily activities with ease and confidence.  Available pre-assignment and on arrival, tailored to the individual's needs. 

Language Training

cultutral training

Cultural Training

Pre-assignment or on arrival bespoke training programmes are designed to address the individual needs of the relocating employee and family to minimise culture shock and help and adjust to life in their host location.

Cultural Training

Furniture Rental

Furniture Rental

Flexible, affordable and fast furniture rental options for short and long term requirements. An extensive range to cater for all tastes and budgets. 

Airport meet and greet

Airport Meet & Greet

A warm welcome from a personal driver or relocation counsellor to collect on arrival and transport the relocating employee, their family and luggage to their accommodation. 

Departure Services

Departure Services

A range of services to support the end of an assignment helping with the close down of properties in the host location and support in repatriation or moving on to a new assignment. 

Partner / Family Assistance

Partner / Family Assistance

A customised programme of support services for the accompanying partner or family to settle in and build their new life in the host location professionally and socially.  

What our clients say

Bournes feel like an extension of our Team

Bournes have been a Kantar vendor for at least 4-5 years.  Relocation at Kantar was fast, furious and never straightforward, Natalie and the Bournes team were always flexible, always ready to discuss the more complex cases and needs.  What we particularly valued about Bournes, is they offer a global service, their advantage is the fact that their team, felt like an extension to our team, and their service felt personal.  We surveyed relocating employees post move; we always had good feedback, and a lot of the time employees thought they were working with part of the Kantar team when they were working with Bournes; and we really loved that! I now work for another WPP operating business but I still regularly communicate with Natalie and Bournes, I value their willingness to share knowledge about the industry, updates and advice.  There are very few shippers and relocation service providers that can offer such a comprehensive, professional and bespoke service, but Bournes is one of them.


Elaine Pearce

Former Global Mobility Manager, Kantar

Bournes are extremely responsive and client-focused.

Arup has now been working with Bournes for over 2 years and during that time we have found them to be extremely responsive in all communications with us and our employees. They are incredibly client-focused and have excellent customer service skills. We have a superb main contact in Marilyn Webster who is supported by an excellent team. Quotes are always timely and accurate with no nasty surprises on invoicing. Any changes are always discussed with us before agreeing. A couple of examples that I can provide where they have gone above and beyond for us include an assignee who only decided to ship on a Monday and were approved and packed by Friday, and another who suffered an error by Chinese customs that was quickly resolved in-country personally by the local senior manager. 

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Gill Paulley

International Mobility Business Partner (UKMEA), Arup Group Ltd

Bournes have the ability to build enduring working relationships

Working with Bournes is an absolute pleasure. They have a great ability to build rapport and enduring working relationships. Quite simply, they care. They want to help you and will go out of their way to work with you to build a solution. Bournes and their team have years of industry experience and are always thoughtful and innovative in their contributions to Expat Academy events. Expat Academy are very proud to count Bournes as one of their training partners.

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Emma Holder

Director, Expat Academy


As proud members of the Harmony Relocation Network we can relocate your employees to or from any country worldwide.

You will benefit from the local expertise of over 132 members in 60 countries, serving 180 countries across 6 continents, providing the same level of high-quality services and personal commitment.


Local Knowledge Worldwide

132 global companies located in 60 countries....and counting! 




As well as our core Moving and Destination Services we have partnered with industry experts to provide additional support services through our single source of coordination

expense management

Expense Management

Management and payment of ongoing relocation expenses such as rent, school fees, utilities and ad hoc costs - including recording, tracking and tax reporting. Request info >


Vehicle Sourcing

Free of charge assistance with vehicle sourcing in a range of countries including best rates, flexible finance options without a need for credit history and assistance arranging insurance. Request info >

currency exchange

Currency Exchange

Support for your employees to get the most out of their money when moving overseas including expert guidance on when and how to trade.  Request info >

Utility & Services Connection

Utility & Services Connection

Free concierge service to help employees set up utilities and services through a 'one stop shop' with advice, guidance and best rates. Available in UK, Australia and New Zealand. Request info >


Pet Relocation

We handle the research, planning and preparation and provide a caring service to make the journey as stress-free as possible for you and your pet. Request info >

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Why choose Bournes as your Relocation Service Partner?

5 generations of experience, expertise and perspective

When you work with Bournes we take the weight of managing relocations off your shoulders.

We're the member of your team that understands the procedures for moving household goods to over 180 different countries and how to make sure you don't pack something that incurs huge customs charges. We're the member of your team that knows what the housing market is doing right now in the places your employees need safe homes; that can give you the right advice and guidance to secure coveted places at the best schools and can help find the perfect apartment to call home for the anxious family and their beloved pet for whom relocating to the other side of the world is the biggest step of their lives. 

Maximising assignee satisfaction, adding value, attracting and retaining talent and managing compliance

We understand that you have multiple goals in managing the global mobility needs of your organisation and our role is to help you create the best balance that allows you to optimise your employee relocation programme and help your company to succeed.

Our aim is to understand your business and become your trusted advisor. We’re only ever a phone call away. We can help you understand standard practices, explore options for challenging situations or new projects, identify quick wins and long term improvements or evaluate cost savings. We’re all about sharing knowledge and experience and if we can’t help you with something we’ll be happy to connect you with someone who can.


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Award-winning customer service

A reputation built on award-winning personal service, quality and outstanding customer feedback.

Single point of coordination

Single point of coordination

A dedicated Account Manager will coordinate and integrate all approved services, guiding your employee through their relocation, assisting with documentation and keeping them and you up to date with progress. 

independently certified

Independently certified

ISO 9001:2015, 45001 and 14001 certified and Pre-vetted and approved by the British Association of Removers, Which? Trusted Traders and FIDI FAIM you can rest assured that Bournes services meet the highest quality standards.


Extensive Global Network

As proud members of the Harmony Relocation Network, our pre-approved global partnerships give you the local expertise of over 140 members in 60 countries, serving 180 countries across 6 continents, providing the same level of high-quality services and personal commitment

Case Studies

Find out more about how we've helped other businesses like yours overcome their relocation challenges.

Case Studies


Relocation Services Pricing

Your requirements are unique so we customise our pricing to suit you. 

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Included for you as standard:


Dedicated Relocation Manager

Providing a single point of control for service delivery your Relocation Manager is responsible for coordinating and supervising our experienced resource teams. Using their extensive industry experience they work closely with your team for strategic overviews, creativity and workflow planning.

relocation consultation and programme review

Consultation and Relocation Programme Review

Your Account Director partners with you in a consultative manner to help develop an outstanding global mobility programme.



 Completely customisable and built around the management information that's important to you.

We will create custom reports utilising up to 300 fields registered by our relocation management system including KPI reports, cost and service order analysis and insurance claim summaries. 

account portal

Account Portal

A web-based system with custom access rights for your team providing quick and easy overview and management of your relocations.

  • Initiate new relocations
  • Track milestone dates and key appointments
  • Approve quotes and manage exceptions
  • Reporting dashboard

Employee Portal

A web based portal provides an additional way for relocating employees to track real-time information and manage their relocation with 24/7 access from a smartphone or PC. 

  • Securely Upload & Manage Documents
  • Track milestone dates and key appointments
  • Read important info and guides


Our supply chain management processes ensure worldwide Compliance. 

Bournes code of conduct sets out our commitment to ethics and integrity.

It explains how you can expect our company, our employees and our representatives to do business in order to ensure we always do the right thing.


Quality Accreditations

Bournes are independently certified to the highest quality standards for the Relocation Services Industry. 

Global Mobility Education Events


Bournes events bring together experts and practising global mobility professionals to explore challenges, answer the hard questions and share best practices in Global Mobility. 

We host our own regular events and are also proud to be a training partner to the Expat Academy and participate in a range of additional events that we'd love to welcome you along to. 

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