Moving house or looking for secure storage?

It's your move

With 40 years of moving expertise, we’re a family-owned removals firm you can count on.

Why Us?


Based in Nottinghamshire, we serve the East Midlands, the UK and across Europe. Ballards is the tried, tested and trusted removals and storage specialist for local, national and international moves.

If you're searching for a 'removals company near me', then stop the search - we're exactly what you've been looking for!

Ballards is based just off the A1 between Retford and Newark, with easy access to sites across the length and bredth of the UK - specialising in local, national and even international moves.

With over 40 years of experience in the removals industry, we excel at moving families  - whether you’re in Retford, Worksop, Newark, Lincoln, Derby, Nottingham or beyond, we’re renowned for our quality service and commitment to our clients.

We also have secure storage facilities in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire for you to protect your belongings for as long as you need - from a few days and months to years.

We are fully audited and insured - and with transparent pricing, you can be assured of a personal, reliable approach that you can trust from the very start to finish. 

Whether it's van hire, removals or furniture storage, Ballards Removals is the local moving company for you!

Let Us Help You

Local House Removals

24-hour Self Storage

Self-Drive Van Hire

International House & Office Removals

Managed Storage

Office Removals

Packing Service

House Clearance Service

Business Storage

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Moved my daughter and her partner last week two men both polite and professional
Lisa Conroy
Lisa Conroy
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Absolute excellent service from the Ballards team from start to finish. Professional at all times. We had the pleasure of Jason, Ian and Dave on removal day, they were superb. Couldn't have asked for smoother move. Would most definitely recommend 👌
Kathleen Henderson
Kathleen Henderson
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When they collected our furniture the staff were professional and respectful of our home the staff that returned it were equally as good placing everything carefully were asked to
ian pollard
ian pollard
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What a very personable, very professional crew Ballards provided for our move. The guys obviously enjoy their job, taking great care and looking unhurried, but somehow managing it all with speed. Took all our stress away. Fantastic.
Lindsey Thacker
Lindsey Thacker
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Hi there. Just a message concerning our removals on the 4th and 5th December. Our crew-Ian Sadler, Dave Talbot, Bradley Leech and Will went out of their way to make sure our move went as smoothly as possible. They had awful weather, a difficult drive over The Peak District and still were obliging and cheerful whilst moving our belongings. Great team!
Louise Holmes
Louise Holmes
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Just wanted to say thank you for a great service, your team of men did a fabulous job moving us. They were polite, courteous and a good laugh making the day less stressful for us. I would highly recommend them for any service.
Mark Doerr
Mark Doerr
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Ballards have just moved us into our new home in Nottingham. The provided the ‘pack up’ service. Brilliant service, very helpful, arrived promptly and were very careful with our possessions. Mark and the team were very efficient in unloading to the new house. They were a very friendly team. Would thoroughly recommend.
Sally Gibbs
Sally Gibbs
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Ballard’s removed all of our furniture from our house into their storage facility with great professionalism and a friendly service. Although we thought it would be with them for a few weeks due to several mishaps our chattels remained with them for 6 months. We eventually moved onto our new property this week and Ballard’s arrived spot on time as arranged and very carefully unloaded our 4 containers into the appropriate rooms in our bungalow. This they did again professionally, efficiently and with a friendly smile. We have since unpacked and everything was as we left it, not one breakage. Thank you so much for all your help. We would 100% recommend Ballard’s for all your removals and storage.
Lima Sopoaga
Lima Sopoaga
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Great company to deal with they have moved me from UK to France & helped with a small move to Japan. Everything is taken care of & you’re well looked after. Would highly recommend this company. Thanks again to Matt & the team


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Free pre-move survey

We're on hand to answer your questions, without the cost

Buying a house is expensive enough, so we ensure that there are no hidden costs with Ballards!

We’ll visit you in your home before your move day to discuss your exact requirements, and our experienced estimator will carry out a pre-move survey, completely free of charge.

There's no cost, no catch! From there, we’ll give you a written, fixed-price quotation which won’t budge on price. 

If you’d rather do this digitally, that's also no problem! We can carry out virtual video surveys, which is ideal if you’re looking for a quote while you’re away from home, or strapped for time.

A family business that you can trust

We pride ourselves on being an open and honest family business, with complete transparency at every stage - whether you're moving or storing with us.

We’re fully audited and insured, so you can relax knowing that you and your belongings are in safe hands.

With over 40 years of industry experience and expert knowledge helping families to move home, we're here to strip away the stress from moving house! We will always treat your possessions with the utmost care and respect as if they were our own.

If you value care and caution, we're the removal company for you.

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Your expert office and commercial movers

As well as helping people to move home, we also provide a professional commercial removals service, minimising the disruption to your business. From swift, efficient office moves to securely storing or moving specialist equipment and confidential materials - we do it all!

DOWN WITH DISRUPTION. We understand the importance of a well-coordinated business move, so we will work with you every step of the way to make sure you’re at your new premises on time and on budget.

From packing your IT equipment to secure document storage, we can help with every aspect of the move. 

Operating throughout the UK, Ballards Removals offers evening and weekend moves to allow you to minimise downtime and keep your business running smoothly.