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Reassuringly Abels

As the UK’s leading international removals and storage company, providing the very best level of service and customer care is important to us. We want you to be confident in our services and relax in the knowledge Abels is standard of service is accredited with the moving industry’s primary recognised bodies.

View Abels Moving Services accreditations and affiliations below:

For Removals & Storage:

Abels Moving Services is a long-standing member of the British Association of Removers (BAR), membership number A001, and abides by its strict Code of Practice.

Abels is a member of the British Association of Removers Advance Payment Guarantee scheme. This scheme from the 1st July 2017 is a replacement for the previous scheme run by IMMI. Members have paid subscriptions into the fund to provide that coverage. Each company’s accounts are audited yearly to ensure they are not a large risk to the fund. Should that member cease trading, your move will be completed without further cost to you.

Abels has been recognised by Investors in People

Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses. Investors in People is central to helping employees become customer-focused and enables organisations to meet customer needs effectively. Abels was the first Removal company to attain this accolade.

Abels has IS0-90001

Abels are audited to BS (British), EN (European) ISO (International) 9001 – 2015 Quality Standard. This is a commitment to quality embodied in a set of processes that ensure a common sense approach to the management of the organisation, understanding our clients’ requirements with a drive to achieving total customer satisfaction by constant customer feedback.

Reassurance When Moving Overseas:

Abels is part of the Harmony Relocation Network

Harmony is a global network of locally owned relocation companies, upholding strong family values through generations of heritage. It is a network of committed partners, brought together in one truly global and solid infrastructure with cutting-edge technology, an ISO-tested quality system and leading sustainability criteria.

Abels Moving Services is a member of FIDI

FIDI (Federation Internationale des Demenageurs Internationaux) exists to provide a forum for the advancement of integrity, quality and mutual co-operation to those companies focused on the intercontinental movement of household effects. Every member of FIDI is independently audited on site to check that it meets the stringent quality requirements. This confirms that you are in an experienced and safe pair of hands from start to finish.

Abels is an approved FAIM accredited international mover

FAIM is the approved version of FIDI’s worldwide recognised industry quality standard for inter-continental removals. It consists of a single yet stringent compliance procedure and ensures that FIDI companies work towards a worldwide common standard for managing and performing international moving services warranting global consistency of quality and services. FAIM is administered by the FAIM Coordination Centre (FCC) based at the FIDI office in Brussels.

Abels is an Overseas Remover with the British Association of Removers

The Overseas Remover section is a dedicated group of companies within the British Association of Removers, specialising in all aspects of overseas removals. In fact, fewer than 100 companies in the whole of the UK can claim to meet the criteria and high standards required for membership.

Abels are a Member of International Association of Movers

The International Association of Movers (previously called House Hold Goods Forwarders Association of America), is a global association of over 2,000 members in over 170 countries. Since 1962, IAM has been working on improving the kind of service and information that we provide to you, the customer.

Authorised member and agent of The Movers Trading Club

Abels Moving Services Ltd is an authorised member and agent of The Movers Trading Club Ltd (MTC) which is a Foreign (non-USA) based ‘Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier’ (NVOCC) registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), organisation number 027552.

Recognition in Business Relocation

Industry partner of the British Institute Interior Design

As part of our bespoke FF&E services, Abels Moving Services are delighted to be an Industry Partner of the British Institute of Interior Design, the only professional institute for interior designers in the UK.

Since its inception in 1974, LAPADA’s membership has grown to over 550 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality and knowledge of their subject.

Member of the museums association

The Museums Association is a dynamic membership organisation that campaigns for socially engaged museums in the UK and a representative workforce. They advocate for and support museums and everyone who works in and with them so that the value and impact of museums and their collections is realised.

Whatever your next move

Move with confidence with Abels’ highly skilled removals and storage services.