Who We Are?
We are Mr Shifter Removals London, a family run business which has been established for over 35 years.
Mr Shifter Removals was started in the 1980s by Mr James Gray. He started out with a transit van, and was often asked by friends and family to move small items of furniture.
As word spread and his reputation grew he saw a potential to begin his own business and build a successful future.
As the business grew so did the size of his vehicles, from his first transit then onto a specialized Luton van, into a 7.5 Tonne furniture van and finally his 17.5 Tonne Pantechnicon Removal Truck.
The name was inspired by the original PG Tips commercial featuring a removals company of the same name. The name and the commercial resonated with director James Gray and inspired him to use this as the namesake of his business. As the popularity of the brand grew, the two became synonymous with each other.
The Brand image was inspired by the role of the business, the idea that our goal was to help people move house, and the Englishman carrying the house was born. To further create an image of trust and an English standard, the typeface was set in Old English.
It is due to the commitment and support of his family and team that his business grew and prospered. It is also the reason that 90% of our business comes from our customers recommendation. A reputation we work hard to maintain.
What We do
We offer a wide range of removal services throughout London for both domestic and commercial clients. Not only are we are able to operate on a local basis, but also on a national and international basis.
All our removals are fully insured by our goods in transit and full liability cover, ensuring your belongings are in for hands.
Offering exceptional service at competitive rates.
We insist on arranging an appointment with our surveyor to create your removal estimate. Every move is individual and everyone’s needs are unique. Our surveyor will be available to answer any questions and discuss any additional services you are interested in. We are committed to your move and need to ensure we know exactly what we are making a commitment to.
We have a number of services available. Starting from our standard removal service. This consists of a two man removal team and involves the collection and delivery of your goods. In addition to this service we are also able to provide removal boxes and packing materials to enable you to prepare all you belongings ahead of your removal.
We know that time is valuable to everyone and people can often find themselves struggling to find the time to pack up their lives worth before their move. It is for this reason we offer a number of different packing options.
Being the most time consuming and delicate part of packing we are able to provide a fragile packing service, our friendly and helpful team will be available to pack all your fragile belongings, fully trained and caring enough to handle your fragile goods.
Above this we have our full packing service which includes our team visiting ahead of your removal to ensure your entire property is fully packed and labelled ready for the moving day.
Or should you find yourself struggling to get everything done in time. We can dispatch a team to you to help you with those last minute items and arrange an hourly rate.
For any of your storage needs we have our depot situated in Barking, all your furniture and belongings will be stored, inventoried and wrapped in our purpose built wooden storage containers.
All of our estimates are based on a two man crew and removal vehicle based on your requirements. Should you feel that you require a larger team, simply notify us and we will make the necessary amendments to your quotation.
Additionally should we feel your removal requires a larger removal team we will notify you of this.
All prices for our fixed prices and hourly services are quoted or charged at a rate Plus Vat.
Professionally Trained, Family Run
Mr Shifter Removals and Storage remains a Family owned and run business since 1982. We are proud that over 95% of our new business comes from our historic reputation and our customers’ recommendation.
All of our staff are permanently employed and professionally trained to the BAR requirements, and carry out exactly what are customers expect.
We are part of the BAR (British Association of Removers), which ensures our customers are provided with a fully insured removal with Assured advice from a reputable Trade association.