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

The partial lock-down in the UK has led to many movers wondering if they are required to temporarily shut down their business.

Before you make a decision, please consider the following.

The lock-down is aimed primarily at non-essential retail and leisure in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Transport and freight are considered essential.


If you choose to continue working, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Follow the guidelines issued by the Government and instruct your staff to do likewise.

For domestic removals, clean all door handles and handrails, etc at both premises with an appropriate sanitiser.
Frequently clean all equipment (including vehicle cab interiors) with soap and water or a sanitiser.
Only send the minimum number of staff required (usually 2) to complete the job.
Request from the customer that they ask family and friends to stay away during the move.
Ask the customer to keep their distance during the move.
Don’t do home-visit surveys. Conduct surveys over the phone or by video call.

AIM believes that you should avoid all unnecessary work, but carry out essential work if possible.

AIM can’t and won’t tell you whether you should close your business. That is your decision.