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Meet our new removal porters

Our next cohort of newly recruited removal porters are now fully trained and ready to help clients move home, relocate or put things into storage. As home removal specialists, we take great care to ensure your belongings are in safe hands, so we take training very seriously. Under the watchful...

Safety First: Ballards Removals Introduce New In-House Testing for Lorries

To make sure our lorries are always well maintained and suitable for your removal, storage, haulage or van hire needs, we've employed a new strategy of in-house brake testing. With Totalkare extension ramps and mobile brake testers, we ensure high levels of efficiency and accuracy when checking our lorries’ brakes,...

Home Removal Services: An Industry Under Pressure

It's been an interesting year for the home removal industry. Demand has spiked with many homeowners trying to make the move before the stamp duty holiday deadline in September, and it is becoming more difficult to find a home removals service company that you can rely on. Up to 100,000...

Your 4 Phase Guide To Making Moving With Kids Easy

With a history spanning over more than 40 years, we’ve gotten some key insight over the years into proven methods for keeping the kids calm before, during and after moving house - knowledge we’re sharing with you in this blog post. Moving Home is a life event that has an...

Acquisition Of Bespoke Moving Solutions

Exciting Times We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Bespoke Moving Solutions. Bespoke will significantly strengthen our global move offering to Sports, entertainment, celebrity and HNW movers. After a lifetime working in high-level corporate relocation, Roger has spent the last 7 years nurturing and developing Bespoke Moving Solutions as...

COVID-19 Action Plan

Safe home removals procedures are now in place and it is still possible to move home during lockdown REMOVALS SERVICES – BUSINESS AS USUAL DURING IN LOCKDOWN New national lockdown restrictions were announced on 4th January 2021. However renters and homeowners can continue to move house during this period. Here’s...

New! Bespoke Moving Solutions

Exciting new announcement We are really pleased to announce that Matt and Joe Ballard have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on behalf of our company Ballards Removals Ltd with one of our significant relocation clients, Bespoke Moving Solutions. Ballards has provided Bespoke with fantastic packing and transport services over...

We are recruiting

Ballards have a range of vacancies available based at Markham Moor We have a range of opportunities to join the professional removals team at our base near Retford and Newark, just off the A1. Here are our current vacancies. Senior Class 2 Driver Class 2 Driver Senior Porter- Foreman (when...

Self-store or Managed Furniture Storage – Which Is Best?

Let’s consider both options The best choice for you will depend on a range of factors including the amount of property you need to store, how portable it is and how long you want to store it for. The good news is that Ballards offer both self-store and managed furniture...

Richard Ballard – growing up in Retford

A few more lockdown reflections about my early life in and around Retford My home town was, and still is, Retford. When I think back, it was quite an industrial town with several large employers. In no particular order, I can remember Jenkins, who made all sorts of fabrication &...

Richard Ballard – my early years

Sharing some more memories from my past As many people have found, the COVID-19 lockdown gave us time to think and reflect, and I’ve found myself reminiscing about my childhood and early adult life, so I thought I’d write down some of the things I remember well. Born in 1952,...

Emerging from lockdown – is it safe to move home?

Are many people moving home at the moment? What's changed following the COVID-19 lockdown? House moves were all put on hold for a couple of months from March due to COVID-19, however since 11th May, in line with government guidance, we’ve been fully up and running and helping many families...