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Robinsons Relocation
Nuffield Way, Abingdon
Oxford
UK-OX14 1TN

Company Profile

Established in 1895, Robinsons has an extensive track record in providing quality moving and storage services. Their credentials are built on providing a professional, efficient, cost effective and reliable service, tailored to meet the individual needs of their clients in both the private and public sectors. Robinsons strength and longevity in such a demanding and competitive business environment comes from working closely with their clients and developing progressive working methods for their benefit. They are constantly striving to be more efficient.

Robinsons Relocation is a complete specialist relocation service which ensures that your employees receive consistently high standard services throughout their relocation experience. They make it their business to be knowledgeable about the specific requirements of your business and your employee’s relocation. Their clearly defined processes and procedures ensure that their case managers are fully informed about how an employee’s relocation is progressing at all times.

Coupled with their long-established and renowned international moving expertise, this makes Robinsons the easy answer for a complete moving and relocation service. Robinsons remain committed to providing services that meet their clients’ individual requirements and pride themselves on their continuous improvement culture.

Relocation Services

Robinsons Relocation
1, Hamilton Close
Houndmills Estate
Basingstoke
RG21 6YT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1256 859410
Fax: +44 1256 859419

www.robinsonsrelocation.com

Locations: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Oxford

 

Contacts

Philippa Robinson (Management/Agent Relations Committee)
Tel: +44 1235 552252
[email protected]

Emma Trafford (Commercial Committee/Corporate Sales)
Tel: +44 1256 859410
[email protected]

Pam Turner (Finance)
Tel: +44 1256 859424
[email protected]

Moving Services

Robinsons International Removals Ltd
Nuffield Way
Abingdon
Oxford
OX14 1TN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1235 552255
Fax: +44 1235 553573

www.robinsonsrelo.com

Locations: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Oxford

 

Contacts

Philippa Robinson (Management/Agent Relations Committee)
Tel: +44 1235 552252
[email protected]

Bonnie  Thurlow (Commercial Committee/Corporate Sales)
Tel: +44 1235 552288
[email protected]

Peter Strange (Pricing Committee/Rates)
Tel: +44 1235 552254
[email protected]

Ian Brown (Group Sales Manager)
Tel: +44 1235 552298
[email protected]

Mark Lucas (Quality Manager)
Tel: +44 1527 830857
[email protected]

Government typeConstitutional Monarchy
CapitalLondon
Total Area244,820 km²
IndustriesMachine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods
Famous CitiesBelfast (Northern Ireland), Edinburgh, Cardiff (Wales), Glasgow (Scotland), Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newport
Official languagesEnglish, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Country code+44
CurrencyBritish pound (GBP)
Voltage240 V
Public Holidays

Top 10 Factors when relocating to United Kingdom

Real Estate and Housing – The first thing to note is that the property markets are fast moving in the UK generally and in the large cities especially. For this reason, home search agents can only effectively carry out research to finding suitable homes one or two days in advance. Otherwise a number of properties to be viewed will have already been taken by others. When viewing properties, it is important to act fast when making a decision on which one to take. Confirm any required amendments to the accommodation at the time of agreeing your choice as it is difficult to change this once the offer is accepted. Surprisingly, the rental price for furnished and unfurnished accommodation is usually the same.

Kitchens – Just about every property in the UK will be offered with a fitted kitchen (fitted storage cupboards, sink, hot and cold water taps) and ‘white goods’ such as cooking hob, oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and probably a dishwasher and tumble clothes-drier.

Pets – Whilst it is now simpler to bring household pets into the UK using the approved PETS scheme, six months notice and preparation prior to the move is still required. Note that most landlords do not allow pets in their rented accommodation and so the list of available properties is greatly reduced when pets are to accompany.

Schools – There are three main types of schooling in the UK: state schools run by the government, private schools and international schools. Most international schools are in the general London area. Be aware that the more popular schools often have waiting lists and it may be necessary to inquire well in advance if places will be available. Some schools will ask the child to undergo tests before confirming a place. Children under 4 years old would go to a nursery school or kindergarten.

Temporary Accommodation – In the UK this refers to a rental of anything from one week to six months in duration. Most cities now have temporary accommodation available, and in London the availability is generally good. Also on the increase is the availability of fully serviced accommodation with a regular clean, linen change and – usually – also concierge services.

Transportation – Traveling in UK cities and especially within London is best achieved by using public transport. Like most cities, travel by car can be slow and parking is expensive. There is also an additional road tax to pay in central London called the ‘Congestion Charge’.

Driving License – Assignees can drive in the UK for one year using an international driving license. A UK license is then required.

Doctors – The National Health Service (NHS) is a government-run scheme to pay for the medical care of all UK residents. All assignees should register with their local doctor (GP) once permanent accommodation has been found. Hospitals and accident/emergency services are free and available to all.

Dental Care – Whilst there are some government NHS dentists, most will be private and will charge fees for their care accordingly.

Shopping – Shopping in the UK is relatively simple and most shopping centers remain open into the evening and will be open on Sundays. Many shops are now ‘out of town’, located in shopping malls.