Move to Sheffield 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 Sheffield
If you are one of the many households with children planning to relocate this summer, you are likely to be planning to complete your move by the beginning of the Autumn term in September before the schools go back. To ensure the move runs smoothly you ought to recruit the services of a reliable and dependable removals company.
With a whole host of removal firms to choose from and each offering different services, you will need to choose wisely. As founder members of the industries’ regulators, the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company are held to the highest standards of practice in the trade. Having been moving families in Sheffield and the surrounding area for over 145 years we like to think we know a little bit about removals ourselves.
White & Company can offer a variety of storage, packing and delivery solutions to make your move stress-free. So whether you are moving a few miles down the road or cross-country, let White & Company take the strain out of your relocation experience. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free no obligation survey today.
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.
Working in Sheffield
The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield with new housing developments, shopping centres and office complexes providing much needed jobs in the area. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually.
Around half of the jobs are currently in the public sector with the city council, universities and hospitals some of the main sources of employment. The private sector is also thriving and frequently recruits for customer service, sales, IT and administration positions. The city’s main source of employment is retail and is home to many High Street and department stores as well as designer boutiques. This is closely followed by human health and manufacturing.
Sheffield should not be mistaken as a small player in the national economy. The city is home to a number of big companies, including the recently privatised Royal Mail, global banking group, HSBC and household and car insurer, Aviva. You might even be surprised to smell Oreas or Liquorice Allsorts from your windows with international food manufacturer, Mondelez International also located in the Yorkshire city.
Why Move to Sheffield
Known as the ‘Steel City’ due to its leading role in the production of steel, like many industrial cities in the North, Sheffield suffered economically as a result of a decline in these industries in the late 1970s and 1980s. The 21st century has bared witness to an upturn in fortunes however with an extensive redevelopment programme which aims to see the city rid itself of its gritty industrial image to reposition itself as a modern cosmopolitan city and UK technology hub.
Located in the eastern foothills of the Pennines and the valleys of the River Don, Sheffield is in a perfect location to enjoy the great outdoors. A green, modern cityscape is set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park and is home to more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens to enjoy. As the third largest city in the UK by population, the city of Sheffield itself plays host to a thriving cultural scene, boasting some of the greatest names in theatre and the arts. The city is heralded as being behind the pioneering ‘New Yorkshire’ music movement with saw many great bands emerge during the early noughties, most notably the Arctic Monkeys. The Crucible theatre is also widely renowned for having hosted the World Snooker Championships since 1977.
Sheffield’s gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997 and the city has experienced the highest growth of any city in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
In a recent poll conducted by TripAdvisor, Sheffield was also named the UK’s best value city. Purchasing power from competitive wages far outstrips that of those living in the capital and even those in other former industrial cities. Surveys also reveal the city to be voted the friendliest and safest city in the UK, which combined with the excellent educational opportunities make it an excellent choice for families. With a vibrant nightlife championed by a large student population, industrial heritage to explore in abundance and countryside escapes on your doorstop, there is truly something for everyone in Sheffield.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Sheffield, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
There are plenty of options for schooling in Sheffield with 26 secondary schools and 131 primary schools. There are two independents in the form of Ashdell Preparatory School and Mylnhurst Catholic Prep School, as well as various different faith schools. Ofsted have stated that the vast majority of Sheffield schools deliver a good or outstanding education.
According to the SchoolGuide.co.uk, the three best primary schools are Porter Croft C of E Primary Academy, Sharrow Nursery, Infant and Junior School and Anns Grove Primary School and the best secondary schools are Sheffield High School for Girls, Birkdale School and Tapton School.
More information on researching and finding schools in the Sheffield area is available below:
Sheffield Property Prices
Property prices in Sheffield are very reasonable compared with the rest of the UK with an average value currently at £199.000. From student flats in Crookes to large family detached properties in Hallam, there is a wide variety of housing available in Sheffield. A detached house will set you back around £308,898 with a semi-detached likely to be around the £173,648 mark. The highest valued streets are Whirlow Park Road and Petworth Drive where homes regularly reach £1,000,000.
As certainty surrounding Brexit impacts the financial services industries, many families are cashing out of London and relocating themselves to the Yorkshire countryside. Prices are expected to creep up slightly in 2018 for Sheffield and the other major Yorkshire city of Leeds, so now could be a good time to move.
The city centre has lots of fully furnished apartments in around Moor Market which is perfect for those working in the city centre who love the hustle and bustle of city life.
For a more idyllic countryside retreat, an affluent suburb getting a lot attention just 3 miles west of the city is Fulwood. Fulwood has proven popular with families and young professionals because of its beautiful greenery, fantastic local pubs and closeness to the countryside with the Peak District right on your doorstop.
Popular Places to Live in Sheffield
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Sheffield:
- Great Longstone
- Kiveton Park
- Laughton En Le Morthen
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.