moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

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moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

Postby ukacademic » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:08 am

Hello helpful forum members,
We're moving this summer from Birmingham (UK) to New York City and are struggling to locate positively-reviewed moving/removal companies. It's a household move of a 2-3 br house; when we moved here 5 years ago we used up about half of a 20 foot container. We do have some fragile objects such as musical instruments.

I scoured the reviews at but most of the companies that have multiple reviews have almost entirely very negative ones (including companies I know by name such as Pickford's and Britannia). Does anyone have any positive experiences to share, or are there reputable companies that are well known? I haven't seen any recent posts on this forum for moves from the UK to the US.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

Postby Jeff.Walker » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:52 am

Any one of our international movers on the left should be able to help you. Give three of them a call and get estimates, or find out if they work with someone in your area.

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Re: moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

Postby Noone » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:48 pm

Keep in mind that any large company (like Pickfords) is going to have bad reviews, especially on a website which is specifically meant for people to complain.
If you check out their reviews on, you will see they have mostly good reviews.
Keep in mind, that this is a company which handles thousands of moves a year, and most people who have a good move don't post about it anywhere.
You might also want to get a quote from Abels:
or, as Jeff mentioned, any of the US Based forwarders to the left can send their UK partner to do the survey.

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Re: moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

Postby prem evolve » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:17 am

I am also moving to UK from India.tell me about living there.
suggest me budget places for living on rent.
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Re: moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

Postby ukacademic » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Thanks Jeff and noone, we've gone ahead and set up surveys with Southern Winds, Corrigan, and Rainier. I hadn't thought we could use a US-based forwarder if moving from the UK. We moved over here with Rainier and had overall a positive experience, so we'll see how the quotes come out.

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Re: moving from UK (Birmingham) to NYC

Postby jacksmith0121 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:50 am

I wanted to study in the UK from India. Can someone suggest me?
How can I go to the UK and suggest me regarding the budget for rent and etc.? 8) :?:

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