Over the years, we’ve won several awards and accolades as well as industry accreditations. We’re proud to be one of the best in the business and you can see a selection of our accomplishments below.

Professional Removal Company – Members of BAR

Ballards is a member of The British Association of Removers (BAR). BAR members must uphold BAR’s approved Code of Practice, giving you peace of mind when selecting your removals firm. BAR membership also means, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you’ve got independent support.


BAR Self Storage

The BAR Self Storage Interest Group (SSSIG) is a group of over 20 professional BAR UK companies with ownership or control of a self-storage facility and demonstrate a commitment to providing professional self-storage services.


European Standard for Domestic Removals (BSEN12522)

A widely recognised European Standard for removals, the BS EN 12522 standards are the first and only recognised quality standards specifically aimed at furniture removals and storage for the benefit of private individuals.


British Standard for Commercial Moving Services (BS8522)

This standard relates to commercial removals and office relocations, and includes provisions relating to the initial contact, project scope, quotation, the move itself and the follow up monitoring and review. It also specifies the resources, documents and administrative processes that need to be in place. Regular audits take place to ensure that we comply with all mandatory requirements, in order to retain our certification.


Environmental Management Systems (BS EN ISO14001)

This standard demonstrates that protecting the environment is an important part of the way we manage and run our business and that we are committed to reducing our environmental impact. We have an environmental management plan in place which is monitored regularly to ensure ongoing improvement.


Quality Management System (BS EN ISO9001)

We have a range of quality management principles in place, including a strong customer focus and reliable processes, with a continuous improvement ethic throughout the business, to ensure that customers get consistent, high quality service. We are audited annually to confirm that we continue to meet the requirements of the standard.

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Storage of Furniture and Personal Effects Standard (BS EN14873)

This is the only recognised quality standard specifically aimed at the storage of furniture and effects for private individuals. It requires us to operate to defined standards and procedures for the safe management of customers’ property and has specific requirements for the quality of our premises, containers and equipment, and the security measures we have in place. Customers are welcome to visit us at any time to see the quality of our storage facilities for themselves.

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Self Storage Standard (BS EN 15696)

This standard relates to the provision of self-storage facilities and related services, for both personal and business users. It covers the quality and security of the self storage facility as a whole, the storage units, storage contracts, sales and service.

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Areas we cover

Our UK removals service is based in Nottinghamshire, near to Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, most of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, but we cover removals UK-wide. We also undertake removals to Europe and other international destinations.

We might be local, but we’ll take you anywhere.

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