Moving 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.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
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.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be 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.
Derby Removals Company for the Local Area
Are you looking to relocate to Derby? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removal company is crucial.
White & Company are a family-owned business with over 150 years’ of servicing the Derby community.
We offer a tailor-made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price.
Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack, and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer the storage of some or all of your effects also.
We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
Not only do we serve Derby itself, but in addition many towns around Derby.
To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners.
This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies.
We have 250 specialist vehicles, fully trained and security-cleared removals staff and 19 secure storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Derby?
The UK’s most central city, Derby is a friendly place, great value for money and very easy to get around.
Pleasantly situated close to the beautiful countryside of the Peak District, Derby successfully manages to combine culture, history, shopping and nightlife.
Although it is a city, house purchase, rental prices and the cost of living are cheaper than in Manchester or Birmingham.
Located in Southern Derbyshire, Derby is the county’s one and only city.
Being the most central city in the UK, it is easy to connect to the larger cities of Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham by road via the M1 and M6.
As well as this, there are regular rail departures up and down the country. The local East Midlands Airport has flights to destinations all over Europe and further afield.
Derby grew rapidly in the industrial era and claims to be one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution.
During the 19th Century, thousands of migrants flocked to the town in search of work and the city became heavily populated.
Today it is large companies such as Rolls Royce and Toyota who are the major players in Derby.
According to the city council, the past decade has seen the creation of 6,100 new jobs for the city.
The engineering sector is the most significant contributor to Derby’s economy, closely followed by the retail sector.
Interestingly, the city has a large deaf population, around three times higher than the national average, making it a prime location for people who rely on sign language to seek employment.
The busy Derby City centre is compact, of the area is now a pedestrianised zone. There is a good range of high street stores lining the Victorian buildings of Cornmarket and Victoria Street.
Sadler Gate and Iron Gate are lined with 16th-century buildings and provide shoppers with numerous gift shops, clothes shops, pubs, and restaurants.
A report published in 2020 by The Business Desk, cited Derby as the “best place to live in the UK”.
The report further noted that “only 23 per cent of income is spent on rent in Derby, which is the lowest in the UK”, leaving residents more money to spend on entertainment.
On the subject of entertainment, there are all sorts of interesting and exciting things to do in the city for all ages, interests, and budgets.
All in all, Derby is a thriving industrial centre with a rich history and a great location. It could be the perfect place to put down roots.
Derby Schools & Education
Like most of the UK, Derby operates a non-selective primary and secondary education system with no middle schools.
There are 15 state secondary schools to choose from in Derby some with very positive Ofsted results such as Littleover Community School. Ofsted last inspected the school in 2022 and awarded it with an overall “good” rating.
If you are looking for private education, Derby Grammar School and Derby High School offer excellent academic results with the latter’s students gaining 5+ GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including both English and maths. The National average is 61%
The nearest university is the University of Derby. It has its main campus on Kedleston Road and another campus in north Derbyshire at Buxton. The university provides over 300 study programmes at undergraduate level.
Undergraduate programmes as well as short courses, foundation degrees and postgraduate degrees cover most academic disciplines and sub-disciplines.
Things to Do in Derby
There are more than 300 areas of public open space to be discovered in Derby. These include notable parks such as Elvaston Castle Country Park, Darley Park and Allestree Park.
For a day of excitement and adrenaline, why not visit Derby Arena. It is the Midlands’ brand-new state-of-the-art velodrome offering recreational track cycling training and racing.
Derby Cathedral is an extremely popular attraction, known as the Cathedral of All Saints. It is a grade I listed cathedral church.
As well as a program of services, it also has a memorial to Florence Nightingale. You can stop for tea and cake in the Cathedral café, which in 2017 won the annual Derby Food and Drinks Award for Best Customer Service.
You can also browse the bookshop and visit the exhibition space which features work by local artists.
At Derby Museum & Art Gallery, you get two for the price of one. The museum features exhibits related to archaeology, natural sciences, weapons and war, decorative and applied art, social history, fine art, personalities, archives and coins and medals.
If you enjoy waterside-based leisure activities, Derby Canal offers pleasant walks that take in numerous city landmarks, while the river Derwent is a byword for scenic country strolls.
Derby offers a range of housing options and popular residential areas.
The city presents a mix of architectural styles and property types.
Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses are prevalent in many neighborhoods, showcasing period charm and character. Semi-detached and detached houses are also common, providing spacious living spaces and private gardens.
Newer developments featuring modern houses and apartments can be found throughout the city, often designed with contemporary lifestyles in mind.
Derby boasts several popular areas, such as Mickleover, Allestree, and Darley Abbey.
These neighborhoods offer a blend of suburban tranquility, access to amenities, and proximity to green spaces.
The city center provides a range of flats and apartments, appealing to those seeking a more urban lifestyle with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
With its variety of housing options and attractive areas, Derby caters to a range of preferences and lifestyles.
Popular Places to Live Near Derby
- Little Eaton
- Long Eaton