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The Gentleman & A Van Story

Mark Godman set up Gentleman & A Van in 2004 after a terrible experience moving flats in London. Despite using one of the market leading removals companies at the time, he was left feeling dissatisfied and it got him thinking that there must be a better way to help Londoners move home.

The vision was to build a removal business that would treat your home and possessions as if they were their own. As a Gentleman would, hence ‘Gentleman & A Van’ was born. The company has grown from strength to strength over the last thirteen years. That’s because our clients value our service and use us time and time again.

James Nash joined Mark the following January and together they have grown the business from a single van to a fleet of sixteen removal vans, two lorries and a 35,000 sq ft self storage facility in Wimbledon. We now have a dedicated team of 30 full time employees and to date we have completed over 50,000 moves all over London and the UK.

PROUDLY PART OF THE MASTER REMOVERS GROUP

In 2020 Gentleman & A Van became part of the Master Removers Group, a group of moving companies with a pooled expertise that stretches around the globe. It’s run by people who work in removals and understand the industry inside out. The group came together because of a shared desire to push customer service levels higher and higher, so that clients always get a service that exceeds their expectations.

There are now nine companies in the group, which employs more than 400 people and has depots across the country. Because the members of the group share their resources and know-how, costs can be kept to a minimum even when clients want to move well away from their immediate area. We’re able to diminish travelling expenses and sometimes do away with them altogether. The Master Removers Group is in a robust financial state. We’re investing in new vehicles and a range of sizes and our moving equipment is the very latest. We take pride in meeting environmental targets. We have 12 warehouses, located throughout the UK, offering high-quality, good-value storage for both short- and long-term users.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

"SO pleased I found you! Used your great team on two occasions for my move and both times found they were punctual, smiley, helpful, careful with my stuff, thoughtful, kind and polite. It made the emotional rollercoaster of moving a million times easier. I wish I could say the same of all the other companies I dealt with! Thank you so much."

Claudia

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