Beginners Guide to Starting a Commercial Removals Company in UK and Turn into an Entrepreneur

The entrepreneurship saga began soon after the economic recession hit the global markets in 2008. The main reason behind this was that earlier people thought it would be more secure to work in the big companies, as they may not fire employees randomly, but just the opposed happened due to recession!

Starting a new business is certainly not a child’s play, but if you learn to move along the ups and downs of the market, and sustain the business, you can certainly turn into a successful entrepreneur and generate handsome profits. 

Starting a new business is a stressful exercise and if it is a commercial removals business then the amount of work even doubles up. It needs high level of research, financing and the most importantly –a back-up plan, and an exit strategy.

Removal business is a growing business with just about 15 percentage growth in recent years. However, it can definitely be a profitable effort for entrepreneurs, who are keen to develop a new business. To start a removal business, you need to take permits, and a lot more needs to be done, than just registering the firm.

Understanding the Removal Business

To know about this business in its basic form, it is a business that helps people in moving either their home or business belongings from one place to another. There are other removals companies that are well recognized in the market, and finding the customers won’t be easy during the initial days. These companies help in moving and also offering additional services.

Do some research about employees working in the removal companies, about their incentives and wages so that you can get a good idea about handling the man power in your new firm.

Selecting the Kind of Services that you’d Offer

There are numerous types of moving services- first you must shortlist what services you can offer, be it removals only, removal plus storage, packing and moving, cross country services or just the local services. After this, you should make a business plan that suits your company size. This plan should have information like start-up investment, recurring finances and resources required, transportation cost, and salary to be paid for employing staff. A business plan helps you understand how much your profit margin would be, and how you’d be able to compete with the rivals.

Taking Authorized Permits

Legal authorization refers to the licenses you should get before starting any business-moving permits, transportation permits and land permits. Since all have to be authorized, all the required legal permits should be attained from the associated authorities to make it secure for usage.

Staff Selection

Before choosing people for your business, research about the employing techniques in other removals companies so that you can hire the best talent for your business.


You should have an insurance policy for your business as accidents do not need any invitation. So, take a fair sum of coverage for any type of damage, and make sure that you don’t have to repent over lack of sufficient coverage at a later stage.

Transportation Equipment

Along with manpower and vehicles, also note down the cost of fuel you are using. Select the equipment, considering the kind of services you are going offer.

After finishing all these formalities, the last step is to advertise about your business. The best way to advertise is to paste poster son vehicles so that people can get to know about it.

That’s it – you’re all set to start your removal business, and don the entrepreneur’s hat!

Author Bio

Russel G. has contributed this post, and he had started his commercial removals business way back in 2000, and now he has successfully built a great rapport in the UK markets as a moving company.