Gentleman & a Van was set up by myself, Mark Godman, following a less than satisfactory experience whilst moving flats in London. The terrible episode I had with one of the market leaders in the London home removals industry really got me thinking. I realised that there was a huge gap in the market in London for an ‘upmarket’, reliable and cost effective home removals solution.
I started the business in September 2004 with a brand new Renault transit van. James Nash, my business partner, joined me in January the following year and together we have grown the business from a single van to a large fleet of removal trucks, operating all over London, the UK and across Europe. We have recently branched out into self storage and have healthy expansion plans over the coming years.
The business model is simple. We have very smart navy blue liveried vans, that are regularly checked, serviced and cleaned. We employ excellent staff, all of whom are full time, fully trained and uniformed. We look after our staff well, many of whom have been with us from the beginning. We have instilled in our employees the concept of impeccable customer service, and they are always happy to go that extra mile. We ensure that we are very rarely late, take great care of our clients’ possessions and we will never leave a job until the client is 100% satisfied. More often than not we are moving life possessions and we realise how important it is for people to use a home removals company that they can trust.
We’re not trying to compete with the big, household name removal companies, but do like to think we offer a superior service. We don’t use lorries, but a range of smaller vehicles that are easier to manoeuvre around cities, and where perhaps a large lorry is not needed. We cater for a range of removal requirements- from moving a single item of furniture to full flat and house moves, as well as small office moves. We can now help with London home storage too, having formed a partnership with Access Self Storage.
So whatever your moving or storage requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us. Gentleman & a Van really is the smarter way to move!