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 visit your home 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.
Removals to Glasgow
If you are looking for a removals company to move you to or from Glasgow you will want to be sure that the company you choose has the expertise to handle your personal belongings safely and with minimum fuss. Moving is a specialised matter and while it may seem like the quick and easy option, electing to go with a ‘man and van’ outfit can lead to a whole host of issues down the line.
Irrespective of size and distance, your move will require careful planning to ensure everything runs smoothly. As founding members of the removals industry’s regulators, BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White and Company have the specialised skill set to undertake just about any move and we offer a variety of storage, packing and delivery solutions tailored to match your requirements.
Whether you are moving to the bustling Glaswegian city centre or the quaint village suburbs of Milngavie or similar, you can rest assured that White and Company will get you there. With over 145 years of experience moving families in the area, we know this wee city like the backs of our hands.
About White & Company
White & Company has 16 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 240 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
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.”
Rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects with care and respect from collection to delivery.
Why Move to Glasgow
Perched proudly on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and was historically considered ‘the Second City of the British Empire’.
A once mighty industrial powerhouse decorated with grand Victorian buildings, Glasgow has recovered from its post-war decline to re-emerge as a significant UK hub for commerce, tourism, culture and sport, hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
A city of contrasts, carefully combining beauty and rugged functionality, Glasgow has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of Britain’s most trendy destinations and was one of the first few cities to be designated a ‘European Capital of Culture’.
Packed with awe-inspiring street art, stylish bars, and one of Britain’s best live music scenes, Glasgow has well and truly relinquished its shackled reputation as an old grey town to emerge as a cosmopolitan city.
The diversification of cultures has spearheaded new opportunities and brought value to the local economy, perhaps best reflected in Glasgow’s exciting culinary scene which saw the city named ‘the curry capital of the UK’.
Many people are now looking to ditch the crowded streets of the Big Smoke or other big cities in the UK to move to glorious Glasgow.
They are drawn by possibility for an increased standard and quality of living in a city where wages are steadily growing and don’t far outstrip outgoings such as rent. Another large factor is space. The average price per square metre for property in Glasgow was £1,625, well below the average across Britain.
Despite the rugged reputation painted of Glaswegians over the years you may be surprised to find that they are actually incredibly warm and friendly, albeit very open people.
Working in Glasgow
Glasgow’s growing financial hub, which is listed as being one of the largest in the UK, means that the city holds great job prospects for anyone looking for employment and the city itself sustains more than 410,000 jobs in over 12,000 companies.
The city has grown from its historic shipping and trade origins to embrace its role in the engineering and manufacturing post-industrial period. Subsequently, Glasgow became a major player in the Scottish Enlightenment movement, producing impressive art, music and architecture and tourism is also a massive source of its economy.
In recent times, Glasgow has attracted a growing number of Blue chip financial sector companies which have established significant operations or headquarters in the city. Companies such as Aggreko, The Edrington Group and Albion Motors all have their headquarters here.
Commuting around Scotland for work is also another viable option. Being located just under an hour west of the capital city of Edinburgh, means that many of the local Glaswegians commute to work by rail.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Glasgow, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Those locating with young families will be pleased to know there is plenty of choice in terms of schooling Glasgow with 29 secondary schools and 149 primary schools. Hyndland Secondary School, Notre Dame High School and Holyrood Secondary School have all had excellent student exam results and the Glasgow Gaelic School (Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu), is the only secondary school in Scotland to teach exclusively in Gaelic.
Glasgow is also major centre of higher and academic research, with five universities within 10 miles (16 km) of the city centre. The city has over 55,000 full time students during term times, the highest of any city in Scotland.
More information on researching and finding schools in the Glasgow area is available here:
Glasgow Property Prices
Glasgow has been identified as an up and coming area and is fast becoming a popular city to relocate to, with its great transport links and employment opportunities. House prices here are cheaper than in most parts of the UK.
The current average property price is £183,500 which is cheaper compared to £252,000 in relatively nearby Edinburgh. In fact, the average Scottish home costed £22,907 more than the average Glasgow home
In terms of housing stock, flats continue to be by far the most common form of home with 73% of all dwellings in Glasgow City being described as flats. They remain cheap having not recovered in price from pre-2008 financial crash levels. Detached, semi-detached and terraced properties account for the rest of dwelling and are in demand and come at a premium.
The ongoing regeneration of Sighthill is the biggest regeneration project outside of London and will see £250m invested to deliver 1,000 new high-quality affordable homes for sale and rent. The project will also see a new community school built, a new footbridge across the M8 and a road bridge to link Sighthill with neighbouring, Port Dundas.
Popular Places to Live near Glasgow
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Glasgow:
- Duntocher and Hardgate
- Newton Mearns
- East Kilbride
- Milton of Campsie
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.