Move to Birmingham with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises. To supply you with an accurate quotation, the first step is for one of our experienced surveyors to conduct a home survey.
The surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
This involves them either walking through the property room by room, noting what items you want to transfer to your new home, or conducting a free environmentally friendly video survey.
At this point you can discuss any special requirements or questions you may have. Issues such as access to your property or unusual items of furniture which require particular attention can also be discussed. A free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Once the consultation has been carried out, White & Company will always provide a written quotation within 48 hours.
Our quotation will always outline exactly what is covered as per your instructions to the surveyor.
The quote is our contract. Once you have signed and accepted it, the price is set, so you will know exactly what the bottom line will be.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a visit from our surveyors you can still take advantage of our video survey. Just complete the quick part move Bot request on our website, and we will conduct a remote video survey to enable us to quote you almost immediately.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved.
Packing requires a specific skill. By using top quality packaging materials, you have peace of mind that your precious belongings will be well protected and safe, minimising the risk of any breakages or damage during transportation.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
You will receive a copy of the inventory once everything is loaded.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is able to provide flexible storage solutions. You may need storage whilst you have building works carried out on your new home or you may be moving into rented accommodation for a short time.
Whatever your storage needs may be, whether it is the whole of your home or just a few boxes, we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Birmingham
If you are looking to move to Birmingham, you are not alone. More and more people are relocating to the UK’s second city, swapping the congestion and over crowding of the Big Smoke, and other large industrial cities for larger living spaces and greater opportunities in the Black Country.
Once you’ve decided to move to Birmingham and found a suitable property, the next thing on your list of things to do, will be to recruit the services of a reliable removals company to transport your personal belongings to your new home.
Irrespective of size and distance, your move will require careful planning to ensure everything runs smoothly. White & Company has been moving families in the area for over 145 years and can offer a variety of storage, packing and delivery solutions to make your move stress-free.
As founding members of the removals industry’s regulators, the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, we have the specialised skill set to undertake just about any move. So if you’re looking to throw down your roots in Birmingham don’t hesitate to give White & Company a call to see how we can make your dream move happen.
About White & Company
Established in 1871 with just a horse and cart, we have gone from strength to strength. Today we own all our buildings and vehicles and employ over 500 staff.
We have 19 branches and storage locations across the UK and branches in Majorca, Jersey and Guernsey.
Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. Much of our work comes from personal recommendations, an accolade which speaks for itself.
Our Mission Statement
“To continue the traditions founded in 1871 by providing the quality expected by our clients; backed up by superb packing materials, highly trained crews, effective management and a genuine commitment to customer care and the environment.”
In the unlikely event of something unforeseen occurring, we are very proud to be founder members of the industry’s most prestigious regulators; BAR, FIDI and OMNI.
As members of these organisations, we must adhere to strict regulations, standards and regular auditing. From collection to delivery, rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects.
Why Move to Birmingham
With more canals than Venice and an honest claim to be the world’s greatest chocolate producer, Birmingham played a pivotal role in the industrial revolution and is the largest city in the West Midlands.
Fast forward to the present day and the city is now truly international having been dubbed an area of ‘superdiversity’ after research revealed it is home to 187 nationalities.
The centre itself was historically a market town, dating as far back as 1166. It has been re-developed several times over the years and as part of the most recent development, existing landmarks such as the Rotunda, the old Moor Street Station, and St Martins Church have been cleaned and restored.
Located in the heart of the city is the ‘Bullring’, a premier shopping destination boasting over 200 stores including John Lewis and Selfridges. With plenty of open spaces, Birmingham has the highest proportion of parks of any European city to complement its extensive canal network.
The geographical centre of England, Birmingham enjoys excellent transport links with the rest of the country making it a viable commuter city.
Manchester, Liverpool and London are all under 2 hours way by rail and Wales is a short drive away for those looking for a more rural escape. The city is served by the M5, M6, M40, and M42 motorways, and the famous ‘Spaghetti Junction’, possibly the most well-known motorway junction in the UK.
Things to do in Birmingham
Birmingham has plenty to do entertainment-wise and offers a host of things to do in your down time, including Star City, Europe’s largest leisure and entertainment complex and Europe’s first out-of-city-centre entertainment and leisure complex, Resorts World Birmingham.
For chocoholics a visit to Bournville’s Cadbury world and factory is a must to learn about one of the UK’s favourite chocolate bars and of course to sample some of the delicacies at source!
In addition to the Bullring there is The Mailbox, a stylish shopping, lifestyle & restaurant destination, with exclusive stores catering for more affluent clients within the city.
There are also many museums, art galleries, music venues and theatres to choose from. Nightlife in Birmingham is mainly concentrated along Broad Street and into Brindley Place and there are a number of annual festivals including the long standing military show.
The Birmingham Tattoo, held at the National Indoor Arena and the Caribbean-style Birmingham International Carnival which takes place in odd numbered years.
For more ideas on things to see and do in Birmingham see: http://visitbirmingham.com/what-to-do/
Working in Birmingham
According to the 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, Birmingham placed 51st in the world, the second highest rating in the UK.
Birmingham grew to prominence as a manufacturing and engineering hub, but its economy today is dominated by the service industry with 88% of the city’s population working in the sector.
Birmingham has a reputation as being the UK’s most entrepreneurial city with suburbs and towns like Solihull proving excellent places for people to come and set up businesses and it is the fastest growing city in the UK behind the capital.
With huge investment in its infrastructure, the city is not only more accessible than ever, but is also creating thousands of working opportunities.
Birmingham has devised a ‘City Masterplan’, which includes a vision to encourage and support Birmingham’s continued transformation into a world class city centre.
Part of the plan is to create over 50,000 new jobs which it is hoped will create £2.1 billion for the local economy. Some major companies have plants in the city such as Jaguar Land Rover in Castle Bromwich and Cadbury in Bournville.
Popular Places to Live in Birmingham
White & Company offer removals and storage in:
- Sutton Coldfield
- Water Orton
- West Bromwich
Once you have relocated to your new home in Birmingham, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise.
Health & Wellbeing
One of the first things you will want to do once you move to Birmingham is register with a local doctor’s practice. Remember to inform your old practice that you are moving to ensure they can send your most up to date records to your new practice.
Schools & Education
The city has a huge range of educational facilities with over 400 schools, 15 universities and three university colleges, all within one hour’s drive of the city.
Most of Birmingham’s state schools are community schools run directly by Birmingham City Council. King Edwards School, founded in 1552 by King Edward VI, is the oldest and most prestigious in the city. Many famous people have been taught here such as JR Tolkien. Academic standards vary depending on area, but generally, Birmingham offers its children a good solid education, from nursery to university.
More information on researching and finding schools in the Birmingham area is available here:
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.