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About Whittle International Movers

Britain was the world’s most powerful nation; the industrial revolution was in full swing; Britannia ruled the waves; the telephone had recently been invented; the definition of time had entered the statutes (Greenwich Mean Time) and the first frozen food had successfully made it here from New Zealand (yes it was lamb – what else?!). We even had our very first test match in Britain, as William Gilbert Grace, better known as W.G., hit a magnificent 152 on his test debut.

Queen Victoria was sat proudly on the throne when Joseph Whittle took his first tentative steps into the removal industry. It was now 1880, and with hand barrows, horses and old railway goods boxes put onto wheels, Joseph set up business at 112 Halliwell Road, Bolton. The name Whittle was about to become synonymous with moving families and all their cherished possessions around the globe.

A lot of things have changed in the past 130+ years: the horses have been retired in favour of horse power, the railway carriages have evolved into bespoke moving vehicles, the flat caps and woodbines have all gone, and moving house has become a very professional industry. But certain things have remained a part of our DNA: courtesy, understanding, and service to our customers.

We have accumulated vast experience in the removal industry over 130 years.

We have gone through many transitions, constantly moved with the times and embraced change for the good, and during our 130+ years in business we have learned a lot of valuable and important things – most important of them all being that we must always strive to deliver a service beyond our customers’ expectations. Without our customers we cannot survive, and our long history proves that we must know our business, but that we must also continually endeavour to deliver excellence in all our work.


We are acutely aware that our excellent customer service is one of the main reasons that we are still in business today. It does not matter to us if you are moving across the street or across the world: we will perform the task specifically to your exacting requirements safely, efficiently and professionally.

We have the expertise and knowledge to be able to guide you through the whole procedure and, from your first contact with Whittle International Movers, we will be dedicated to making the whole process as stress free as possible. We will expel any anxieties that you may be feeling, solve any problems that you may encounter, and ensure that your move runs smoothly.

Here at Whittle International Movers we are proud to be one of the foremost removal companies in the moving sector, and even prouder to be Preston’s number one international removal company, offering unrivalled levels of customer service , experience and quality in the areas of Preston and Blackburn. Our motto is “Relax, we are Whittle International Movers”. Old Joseph may have hung up his well-worn cap, but we would like to think that he would be proud of the heritage he left behind.

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This company was faultless during the entire end-to-end process, from the moment we contacted them and asked for a quote, to final delivery of their services and in aftercare. They were on time to all meetings and quick to respond to follow-up questions and requests. On the big day they were organised and efficient, careful and polite and when things went wrong (no fault of Whittles, but other removers are not so well organised!), they went above and beyond expectations to finish the job. I cannot recommend them more highly.

Paul & Sally Hardman

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