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Is Bournes the right Overseas Removals company for me?

Posted by By Bournes International Moves - October 14, 2016

Everyone has different things they are looking for when choosing a comapny to help with Overseas Removals and we know that you have lots of options for great companies when it comes to international  shipping. We'd love to help with your move, so here are some other great reasons to choose Bournes.


Bournes HAVE WON BAR Overseas Mover of the Year 3 TIMES

Bournes International Moves are proud to have been named best International Removals company in the BAR Overseas Mover of the Year competition for 2019 2017, and 2015. (Note: Since 2019 the BAR no longer run this competition). 

New-OMOTY-Logo-2017.gifWe've also won lots of other awards that we're very proud of too. Find out more about our awards





Outstanding customer feedback

At the end of every move we ask our customers to provide feedback on our services, and if overall they would recommend our international removals services and we publish the results on our own website. Our customers also often provide independent reviews via other websites too. Read some our International Removals feedback.

Experience, knowledge and personal service

With an average length of service of 12 years Bournes has a great team of experts ready to help with all aspects of your move. From Move Consultants to tailor the best solutions for your individual needs and Move Coordinators with expert knowledge of your destination to packers and drivers specially trained in the requirements of overseas shipping and air transport and dedicated quality and claims assistants.

Each and every member of the team takes personal responsibility in providing you with a great service. Find out more about what we mean when we say 'with Bournes, it's personal'.

All removals crews are uniformed and security vetted against criminal records through the government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS - previously known as CRB checks) for your peace of mind.

As well as comprehensive in house training at the Bournes Academy our staff also regularly participate in external professional training including the FIDI Academy, the British Association of Removers. the CIPD, Worldwide ERC and more.

Independently quality assured

Our reputation is built on quality, but don't just take our word for it.

We are members of several professional associations and are independently audited and certified to the top international moving industry standards.

Financial protection

As members of the BAR Overseas Moving group we provide you with an advance payment guarantee at no cost.

This is a safety net so that in the unlikely event that we suffer financial failure before your move is completed that you have not lost any payment already made. As a member of the BAR National and Overseas moving groups we are delighted to be able to offer this financial protection for UK, European and International Moves. You can view Bournes APG certificate and details or visit the BAR advance payment guarantee page to find out more, including the full terms and conditions of the scheme.  

Track and manage your move online

All customers are allocated a dedicated move coordinator who will guide you through the international moving process every step of the way, providing you with all the information you need and keeping you up to date. However, if you prefer to access this information and handle parts of your move management yourself we provide a free online portal which you can access on your PC, tablet or smartphone, to allow you to do this. Here you can track your key moving dates and milestones, view your move documents, upload any forms you need to complete and find out customs and other useful information regarding your destination.

Global Coverage

As members of one of the worlds largest Networks of independently owned moving companies we have branches in over 1,200 locations worldwide all working to the same Service Level agreement , meaning that wherever you are moving from and to you can expect the same consistent high standard of service door to door throughout your move.

A range of additional services to support your international move

As well as providing international removals and storage services Bournes provide a range of additional services and offers to support you with your relocation from services to help out on move day to related activities you might need as part of your international move.

  • Currency Transfers through Moneycorp
  • International car purchase or hire through International Autosource
  • Handman Services
  • Housemaid Services
  • Pet relocation
  • Vehicle Shipping
  • Relocation Support Services (including visa and immigration, home search and education assistance)

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