From scrums to studio sets, celebrities move with Ballards

Ballards Removals review by Pete Tong

With access to seemingly limitless resources, you may think that celebs have outlandish methods of moving their prized possessions from A to B, but that’s not always the case.

Forget the rhinestone helicopter – even celebs know that expert advice and experience are essential for any home move. With the wealth of options available to them, it makes it all the more impressive that we’ve been called upon to come to the aid of some famous faces across the globe. 

We know that testimonials are the life-blood of any business, as word of mouth travels almost as quickly as we do! So, it’s especially gratifying for us to be able to share some heartfelt thanks from some of your favourite stars, both on the pitch and on the airwaves.

Pete Tong MBE


“Ballards have been a pleasure to work with for our removal and storage needs. Proactive, courteous, trustworthy and great value” 


One of England’s best-known disk jockeys, the BBC Radio 1 DJ and Ibiza legend, asked us for our expert help for an international move with all his prize tunes in tow. Pete was especially pleased with our sincere service and our value for money, so we’re pleased to declare that it didn’t all go Pete Tong in transit!


Vern and Emily Cotter 


“Bespoke Moving Solutions by Ballards organised two moves for us from France to New Zealand. We had a few red flag items and being in the middle of a global pandemic and stuck on the other side of the world made the move very complicated. We were so glad to have in Roger someone that we trusted and who knew the industry and the complicated NZ customs process inside-out. We would unreservedly recommend Bespoke to anyone planning an international move.” 


With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, we were tasked with moving New Zealand rugby union coach Vern Cotter and his wife, Emily from France to their new home in New Zealand. With more than a few delicate deliverables and restrictions coming into place internationally both in the wake of the pandemic and Brexit legislation, they placed their trust in our dedicated and knowledgeable team. We were able to navigate the complexities of international customs with ease  – and lots of careful planning!

Lima Sopoaga


“Matt and his team have been fantastic in moving my family from the UK to Lyon, France. Everything was smooth from the get-go and nothing was too much trouble. 
I will be using their services again for sure when the next move comes. Thank you Matt & the team for making moving so incredibly easy.”


Lima is another well-known face who’s no stranger to a scrum, so when the professional rugby union player approached us to help him go from the cloudy cities of the UK to the sunny skies of France, we were only too happy to get stuck in. As with any move, we sent in our expert team to size up the scale of the project and offer a fixed, written quotation before we embarked upon this exciting relocation for one of rugby’s rising stars. Thanks for the kind words, Lima!


Rodney Ah You


“Polite and friendly, Ballards made the move much more enjoyable in making sure our things were moved into the rooms we needed them in (and with a two-storey house and winding stairs, it wasn’t an easy job to do!) Their hard work was very much appreciated and we would definitely recommend your company to anyone who is looking for a moving company for a local or international move!”


As regular readers of our blog will know, we recently helped the prop for the Newcastle Falcons rugby team to make the move across the channel to Brittany to join the RC Vannes, a french rugby union club. He was chuffed with our respectful and rigorously thorough service, despite some elements of the move being logistically difficult. 

As Rodney and his fellow famous faces testify, our hardworking team don’t cut corners – in any way, shape or form. Each customer is treated with respect, honesty and integrity

Whether you’re a Duke or a Dustman – we trade on our values. We’re tried, tested, transparent, traditional, trustworthy and truthful at all times.

If you or someone you know will be needing to move house any time soon, get in touch today to discuss how we can help you.

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