Moving to South West England

Moving to South West England

The South West of England, (the West Country) is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in the UK. With the two National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, combined with the numerous coastal towns and villages, it is no wonder that it has been a family holiday destination for centuries.

Tourism plays a large role in the West County’s economy, but there are far more opportunities in than the casual observer would expect. There are twice as many people employed in manufacturing as there are in the tourism industry and there are many tech companies based in the region.

Beyond employment opportunities, there are many reasons to move to the South West. The cities have good air quality, excellent amenities and vibrant entertainment. For those looking to move to a more peaceful area, there are scores of small towns and villages with friendly, welcoming communities.

West Country

Whether you are considering moving your family to Bristol, relocating your e-commerce business to the quiet town of Sturminster Newton, or seeking a new life in Tiverton, you will need a reliable removals company.

There are many removals companies in the West Country, but as the industry is unregulated, they vary widely in professionalism and consumer protection.

The highest quality removers invest in training and equipment to ensure the customers goods are appropriately protected. They provide insurance, written quotes and additional services such as packing fragile items and antiques.

Generally, a professional removals company will be in a trade association, like AIM, which insists they work to a Code of Practice to ensure the customer receives a high standard of service.

The Association of Independent Movers has members all over the UK, most of which provide short and long distance house removals, international moves and a range of related services, such as export wrapping, commercial moves and overseas shipping.

Find a removals company in South West England.

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COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak