Spanning more than 100 years, the British Association of Removers has overseen the evolution of the removals industry in the UK into a professional trade.
The history of removals in Britain is one that embraces the transportation and storage of a whole variety of goods and even people. Many of the long established removal companies, and their predecessors, were borne out of other businesses. These included furniture makers, general carriers and hauliers, coal and oil merchants and even funeral directors.
Certainly some companies have always carried out the removal and storage of people’s goods, whether by hand, horse and cart or mechanised means, via sea, canal, rail, road or air.