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Family Owned
Business Est 1973

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British Association
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About Armishaws

Founded in 1973, Armishaws are based in the South West and provide removal services across the UK, Europe and as far afield as Australia. We recognise every house move is as individual as the contents and family members involved, that’s why we create bespoke relocation services tailored to each client’s exact needs. Put us to the test and get your free quote today.

About Armishaws

Kensington Palace to Kent Cottages

We’re proud of the fact we help move all homes great and small, from key personnel at Kensington Palace to country cottages and everything in between. We’ve relocated glass manufactures, artisan craft makers, helped families make big moves overseas and provide overnight (or long-term) storage for tricky relocations. Whatever your removal requirements, we have the experience and expertise to not only give you a swift relocation but also help take away the stress often associated with moving house.

Environmental Pledge

Armishaws are market leaders in providing greener removals. We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of every move, to be innovators within the removals industry and lead the way in providing greener relocations. This isn’t merely ‘commercial lip-service’, we’re taking a long term view to offering more sustainable services.

  • We’re planting over 2,000 trees (and counting!) to offset carbon emissions and create new, long-term habitat for wildlife.
  • All our drivers undergo Eco Driver Training to reduce fuel use.
  • We use recycled and recyclable materials for every move.
  • We only use acid-free wrapping paper.
  • No plastic bubble wrap here! Our soft-packaging is recycled and recyclable.
  • We also offer a free box recycling service. We’ll collect and reuse your boxes (if possible) or ensure your boxes are recycled.
  • Our vehicles are specially fitted to reduce emissions and we’re aiming to commit to emission-free vehicles in the future.
  • We use biodegradable mattress bags.

Read more about our environmental pledge

Tried & Trusted

As members of the British Association of Removers we adhere to the highest standards of customer care, financial protection and a conciliation service in the unlikely event of anything going wrong. Any house move comes with its own worries and pressures, our tried and trusted services are covered by a wide range of accreditation;

  • Member of the British Association of Removers
  • Member of the Road Haulage Association
  • BS EN 14873 – Storage of Furniture & Personal Effects
  • BS EN 12522 – Household Furniture Removers
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems
  • BS 8564 – Furniture Removal Activities Overseas Moving Services
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
  • BS EN 15713 – Secure Destruction of Confidential Materials

The Armishaws Group

Armishaws have grown, our group of family-run removals companies now extends across the UK and includes;

Health & Safety

Armishaws Removals is committed to the health, safety and welfare of its employees. Armishaws Removals we also work hard to ensure third parties are not exposed to health and safety risks when they come into contact with our company or the products we use.

Armishaws Removals is committed to: –

  • Providing and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions
  • Providing training and instruction to enable employees to perform their work safely and efficiently.
  • Providing and maintaining safe equipment and safe procedures at work.
  • Consulting with employees on health and safety arrangements.
  • Providing risk assessments covering the company’s work activities.
  • Providing assessments detailing the safe storage, handling and disposal of hazardous substances, (COSHH).

We continually monitor the way we operate to ensure we minimise the health and safety risk to our employees and clients, ensuring that we provide a safe working environment for everyone.

Forms Of Payment

Armishaws accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cheque – please allow enough time for cheques to clear
  • Bank transfer
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards (subject to handle charge imposed by credit card company)

Meet the Team

Lloyd Armishaw – Director & Founder

Lloyd established The Armishaws Group in 1973. The original ‘man with a van’, the professional, customer focused service he set out to provide has become the cornerstone of the company as we’ve grown. As Director Lloyd Armishaw is still heavily involved in every aspect of the company.

Head Office Team

Pat Carter – General Manager
Joined the team 1998

Pat has over 40 years’ experience (man and boy) in European and UK removals. Helping removals in some of Britain’s grandest houses, there’s nothing in the world of removals that Pat hasn’t seen or dealt with before. He’s the font of all relocation knowledge.

Strange Pat Fact
Away from work, Pat can be found growing prize winning veg and flowers, or shouting at men with funny shaped balls (he’s a huge Exeter Chiefs rugby fan).

David Armishaw – Director
Joined the team 2002

David joined the family business at the age of 12, helping out at our depots. School holidays were often spent on the road with our crews, learning from the drivers and porters (and dodging his homework). Today there’s no aspect of removals David hasn’t worked in.

Strange David Fact
A serial inventor who is very (too?) enthusiastic about power tools. Two things not to do with David, let him build something in your garden, leave him alone with hydrogen.

Chris Lewis – Group Sales Manager
Joined the team in 2005

Chris previously spent “A lifetime in newspapers” becoming National Sales Manager of The Daily Express and Sunday Express among others. He once rode a horse from St Pauls to Somerset over 10 days to raise money for charity (and to enjoy the coaching inns along the way!).

Strange Chris Fact
Chris once visited a client who informed him, he never made a decision without consulting his trees and insisted Chris join him. For the next 20 minutes Chris stood in the garden, hugging a 200-year-old oak, while the gentleman stood on the other side, asking the tree for advice.

Steve Mobly – Transport Manager
Joined the team in 2007

Steve is a passionate cook and loves to smoke his own fish and meat (we mean he adds flavour through heat, he doesn’t set light to it and inhale it). Mr Reliable, it’s impossible to make Steve panic, got a problem, Steve will sort it.

Strange Steve Fact
A compulsive vinyl junky, (and yes, we can and do judge him on his musical taste… which is terrible!) Steve’s record collection is rapidly outgrowing his house.

Naomi Burden – MoD Removals Co-Ordinator
Joined the team in 2010

When not looking after our MoD clients, Naomi loves baking cakes and cookies. She equally enjoys eating cakes and cookies. The rest of the time she can be found endlessly chasing and tidying up after her young family and cat. Mostly the cat.

Strange Naomi Fact
She’s incredibly crafty (by that we mean she creates wonderful things using craftwork, not cunning/dastardly plans).

Berni Battley – Accounts Manager
Joined the team in 2013

Berni worked in the steel industry for over 25 years, her CV says she was Credit Controller, we think she was probably carrying girders single handed (you don’t mess with our Berni!). Today she manages the Armishaws accounts with frightening efficiency and a deceptively strong grip.

Strange Berni Fact
While she might appear the type that takes no prisoners, and you certainly don’t want her chasing you, Berni’s actually a real softie (just don’t tell her we said so!).

Kirsty Hart – Sales Coordinator
Joined the team in June 2018

The front line of our office team, there’s nothing Kirsty can’t handle. She’s also brilliant with the kettle (first one to make teas in the morning, thanks Kirsty!). Life before Armishaws involved working for the MOD and other family businesses.

Strange Kirsty Fact
Kirsty’s two greatest passions are her cats and bottles of cider. She never leaves home without kissing them goodbye. She’s also affectionate with her cats.

Kye Harman – Marketing Manager
Joined the team in 2020

A stranger in a strange land, Kye isn’t originally from Somerset or the South West, he doesn’t even like pasties! Kye joined our team at the height of the Covid pandemic, bringing his creative skills and some frankly appalling shirts with him.

Strange Kye Fact
Before getting a ‘proper job’, Kye was a singer/actor who travelled the world and appeared in movies and TV shows such as Silent Witness, Prime Suspect and Eastenders (doof, doof, doof, doo-doo-d-d-d-doof!).

Tate Young – Web Designer
Joined the team in 2021

Tate came onboard as part of our new in-house studio team and runs all our websites and digital operations. He’s the C3PO to our bleeping R2D2 (he’s also a huge sci-fi and Star Wars fan). A brilliant designer and visual artist, he drives one of the worst cars we’ve ever seen!

Strange Tate Fact
Tate’s a big surf fan and away from work, when he’s not drawing or working on his terrible looking car, he often heads to Cornwall to hang ten (and eat his own bodyweight in Cornish ice cream!).

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