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.
Removals to Oxford
Are you looking to relocate to Oxford? 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 removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family owned business with over 145 years’ servicing the Oxford 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 storage of some or all of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Oxford. 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.
About White & Company
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, 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 Oxford?
Classed as a University City, Oxford has a population of around 160,000. The city is conveniently places, almost central between the major surrounding cities: 51 miles from London, 57 miles from Birmingham and 30 miles from Reading.
Being a designated Green Belt region has meant that development has been kept in check within the Oxford city limits. You can walk 10 minutes from the city centre in almost any direction and feel like you are in the country.
The unemployment rate in Oxford is at 3.7%, which is below the national average. Its economy is based on the sectors of manufacturing, publishing and science-based industries as well as education, research and tourism.
Oxford University is incredibly highly regarded. Students from around the world apply for entry each year.
According to the Complete University Guide, Oxford University is the 2nd best university in the UK after Cambridge and ranked first in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health studies.
The city of Oxford once inspired poet, Matthew Arnold, to describe it as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ after seeing Oxford’s 38 colleges including Oxford University, established in the 12th century: This compact city is perfect for those who want a lively lifestyle close to outstanding amenities, good schools and travel connections and open spaces but without having to pay London’s price tag for a home.
Working in Oxford
If you are moving to Oxford to secure employment, the city and its surrounding area offers plenty of job opportunities. Unemployment figures are low currently at 3.7%, which is much lower than the national average of 6.0%.
Home to around 4,500 businesses, some of the major employers include BMW, Newsquest (Oxfordshire) Ltd, Oxford Bus Company, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust and of course, the University of Oxford.
20% of the cities workforce are employed in either retail, catering, hotels and the service industry. The presence of Oxford University has given rise to many science and technology-based businesses, including Oxford Instruments, Research Machines and Sophos.
Oxfordshire is one of Europe’s leading centres of enterprise, innovation and scientific knowledge. There is a range of local science parks, including the Oxford Science Park – home to over 60 science and technology-based companies.
Connections in Oxford are excellent; the Oxford ring road surrounds the city and consists of the A34 to the west, the A40 north and north-east and the A4142/A423 to the east.
The city has three main train stations: Oxford, Radley and Culham. Trains run to London Marylebone, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge. London Heathrow Airport is 38 miles by car.
Schools & Education
Among many reasons, Oxford is a famous city to relocate to for its education provision. Simply put, across the board from nursery to university, the city is awash with excellent schools, comprising of around 32 primaries which filter into six secondary schools.
St Philip & St James is a much-admired State primary and received favourable results following its last Ofsted inspection.
Top among the State options for secondaries is Cherwell Secondary, which regularly features among the best in the country and was awarded a rating of “outstanding” by Ofsted.
In the fee paying market, there are plenty of options, including; Magdalen College School (boys until 6th form when it becomes co-ed), Dragon School (co-ed prep), Summer Fields (boys’ prep), Teddies (St Edward’s) and ‘The High’ (Oxford High School for Girls). All are of good standing.
There are two universities in Oxford, the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, as well as the specialist further and higher education institution Ruskin College which is an Affiliate of the University of Oxford. The Islamic Azad University also has a campus near Oxford.
Oxford University is known throughout the world for its excellence. Dating back as early as 1096, it makes it the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Property Prices in Oxford
Homes in the city are by no means cheap but there are definitely savings to be made when compared to purchasing or renting an apartment in central London.
The historical architecture, which is present throughout the city, means that there are some beautiful homes dotted all over Oxford. From canal-side living in the city’s new-build developments to the Victorian terraces of Jericho and large detached houses of North Oxford, you will find there is a multitude of options to meet everyone’s housing needs.
Within a one-mile radius of the city, there are currently 822 homes for sale. Taken as an average, you will pay around £776,000 for a detached property, £472,000 for a semi, £452,000 for a terraced home and £319,000 for a one-bedroom flat – Stats as per Zoopla December 2019.
Popular Places to Live near Oxford
- Ascott under Wychwood
- Brize Norton
- Chipping Norton
- Minster Lovell
- Shipton under Wychwood
- Stanford in the Vale
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.