Spring Newsletter 2021
Spring has sprung, the daylight hours are lengthening and we continue navigating through these unusual times. Here's a brief round-up of a few things we've been up to recently:
40 Years in Business
This year takes us into our 40th year in business. Over the last four decades, we've performed towards 75,000 moves across the spectrum of UK, European, international and office moves. Look out on our social media channels as we'll be marking this anniversary year in a few ways, as we head towards our big 50!
Moving Ahead
As the ramifications of the pandemic continue to echo through our lives, our teams have been pushed to the limit with continuous bookings on top of the extended UK stamp duty holiday. Brexit did not deter those determined to move to France and Europe during 2020. There may be more paperwork to process but our vans continue to France unabated and our vehicles will be continually seen throughout the UK as approximately 1.8 million home moves are likely to take place in the UK during 2021.
From Breakfast in Mexico to Lunch in Europe and Dinner in the Far East
The absence of face-to-face conferences has highlighted how important it is for us to reach out to our international colleagues in new ways. We’ve maintained dialogue with more than 30 countries in round the clock virtual meetings as we traverse changes to international shipping.
We look forward to the possibility of future conventions resuming. Perhaps they will assume a hybrid model; to help those that want to travel and those who want to attend from an armchair?
Additions to the Fleet
The start of March saw the latest addition of another six pallet furniture van to the fleet complete with new 2021 registration plate.

This joins another two additional low loaders that we've invested in, for smaller moves and also to tackle moves where the properties have difficult access.

We have a nice mixture of DAF, Scania and Renault trucks and a small fleet of Peugeot, Fiat and Renault low-loaders.
Changing Rooms
Whilst much of the country has turned to DIY, we’ve made some improvements to our facilities (we drafted in the experts though!). The driver’s rest room and the building’s new frontage and roof, are finished, complete with new signage and internal décor of the entrance way and boardroom.
International Women's Day
To mark International Women's Day, earlier this month, Removals and Storage Magazine spoke to us about gender equality in the removals industry and recommendations for the future.

Take a look at our article here.
Welcome to the Pack
With our roots in Wolverhampton, we are delighted with news that the Ministry of Housing and Communities is moving from Whitehall to our city. Equally, with Birmingham hosting next year’s Commonwealth Games, and Wolverhampton to host the road cycling time trials, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the West Midlands on the global stage
Celebrating with Our Famous Friends
This year takes us into our 40th year in business.
As part of the celebrations to mark this milestone, we've had an anniversary message from one of our famous friends.
You'll remember him and 'that dance' from the sitcom 'The Office'.
Here he is giving a unique perspective on Burke Bros in the 40th year of operation (courtesy of the talented Tim Oliver.) Play the video here.
Connect with us
Keeping it Social
Don't forget Burke Bros are on social media!

Be sure to follow us on your favourite platforms to keep up on the latest news and offers. We make it a priority to engage with our customers and we look forward to connecting with you. See you there!