London home removals. And beyond!

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Mark Godman

Gentleman and a Van was initially established to focus on the London home removals market, but since 2004 we’ve expanded, so now whether you’re moving house in London, across the UK (or even further afield), we will have a solution for you. Our combination of experienced staff and an expanding fleet of vehicles allow us […]

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London Home Storage

Posted on November 18, 2011 by Mark Godman

When you’re moving house, you may find yourself in the position where you’re ‘between things’. You may be waiting for your new place to become vacant, have some work completed, carpets cleaned, or windows taken out because your sofa was a little bit too wide after all!   Whether scaling up, down or simply moving […]

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So long- and thanks for all the fish…

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Mark Godman

Well- cats and dogs anyway.   Moving house is a stressful time all-round, but for pets who don’t understand what’s going on, and probably haven’t completed the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it can be traumatic. When Battersea Dogs and Cats Home carried out a survey of over 1,100 pet owners who were moving house in […]

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Moving home. Thinking of going solo?!

Posted on November 1, 2011 by Mark Godman

  The reasons for moving home are usually good ones, like upsizing to a bigger property or relocation for a new job. That said, moving home is also said to be one of life’s most stressful events, up there with divorce, getting sacked and relegation play-offs! However, with a little prior planning you can anticipate […]

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Greenwich meany-time!

Posted on October 27, 2011 by Mark Godman

Clocks have been zipping back and forth in the UK since 1916. It’s all to do with saving hours of daylight, and was initiated by a man named William Willett, a London builder who lived in Petts Wood in Kent. William Willett first proposed the idea of British Summer Time (BST) in 1907 in a pamphlet entitled […]

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Never underestimate a handshake

Posted on October 25, 2011 by Mark Godman

Handshaking was practiced in Ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century BC, and over the years became a customary way of showing that one had no weapons when meeting another person. This also gave rise to tipping one’s hat – or in the old days, removing one’s metal helmet that was part of a […]

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Some gentlemen…and some vans!

Posted on October 20, 2011 by Mark Godman

We like to think our company name, Gentleman & a Van, speaks for itself. It symbolises who we are, what we do, what we stand for as a business, and summarises our approach to the field of home removals. But a company is not just a name, it is also founded on people and their values. […]

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Gentleman and a Van- how it began…

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Mark Godman

Gentleman and a Van was established in London in 2004, following a less than satisfactory flat-move with one of the home removal industry’s ‘market leaders’. Mentioning no names, as a gentleman never tells.   Since 2004, one gentle man and van (a Renault Transit to be precise) has become gentlemen and numerous vans. Our approach […]

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Gentleman & a Van- how it began…

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Mark Godman

Gentleman & a Van was established in London in 2004, following a less than satisfactory flat-move with one of the home removal industry’s ‘market leaders’. Mentioning no names, as a gentleman never tells!   Since 2004, one gentle man and van (a Renault Transit to be precise) has become gentlemen and numerous vans. Our approach is […]

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