In 1907, King Edward VII was on the throne, Baden-Powell founded the Scouts, and the Old Bailey opened its doors. Not only that, W. J. Edwards Removals was born. William James Edwards successfully built a strong reputation for quality house removals from the very beginning and this is where it all began…
William James Edwards was a Luton-born businessman and mayor of the town in the late 1940s. Over the years, William built a solid reputation for quality house removals before passing the baton to his son, Ken Edwards, in the early 1950s.
Ken continued to run the firm from its base in Strathmore Avenue, Luton, until the 1970s. It was around then that his son, William James – ‘Jim’ – Edwards took over at the helm.
In the 1990s, the business entered its fourth generation, when Jim’s eldest son, Duncan, joined the ranks.
Jim, his wife Julia, and Duncan continue to run the business at the original Strathmore Avenue premises, the old stables long since replaced by a modern storage warehouse. As for today’s customers, they range from star-name footballers to lord and ladies of the aristocracy.
- Very nice employees and owners of the company. I did not use the services of the company but seeing everything from behind the curtain. Storing, transhipment or moving things. Is carried out in a very careful and efficient... Read More→
- Absolutely fantastic company. Have already recommended to a couple of friends. Nothing was to much trouble and they had the van packed in a couple of hours. Made my move stress free. Thank you so much to mark and Edwards removals for doing a brilliant... Read More→
- A splendid team from the start. Friendly, with excellent communication, they put us at ease, easing a stressful time. Items were packed so well, with not a single breakage. I was particularly impressed by the team dismantling beds and remaking them, and also Mark whom packed up my kitchen so well - and labelled the important items for... Read More→
- "Mark and Tom were wonderful, very hard workers, very sensitive when dealing with customers and very respectful of COVID-19 guidelines. Would highly recommend!" -... Read More→
- “We recently moved, having lived in the same place for more than 40 years. These guys were undaunted by the task at hand! Thank you for moving everything from Grand Pianos and Harps to boxes of empty jam jars and for doing it with great humour, great purpose and great kindness. Zero breakages too. We highly recommend WJ Edwards.” -... Read More→
- “Competitively priced and absolutely excellent service. Highly recommended. They moved us from Hertfordshire to West Sussex. Because the entrance road leading to our new house is narrow, they sent two medium-sized vehicles instead of one large one, and because my wife has a large, heavy kiln, they also sent a transit van with an hydraulic lift.... Read More→
- “A fantastic service from Mark M, Micheal and Richard of W J Edwards, nothing was a problem for them. On such a hot day when I moved they were professional to the max and I appreciated all that they did. Thank you, you all made it an easy move to my new home.” -... Read More→
- "The whole experience of appointing a removal company was straightforward and we found the administration team extremely helpful. We had a great team to assist us with our move to Bromham, they were all friendly and worked well together. They made a potentially stressful day a satisfying experience. Would definitely recommend anyone needing a... Read More→
- "Fantastic service & professionalism from start to finish starting with a home survey from Duncan & then the team that moved us, Tom G & Mark M. Nothing was too much trouble for them & made the move so less stressful than it could have been. Will have no hesitation in recommending them. Thank you for providing a great service in... Read More→
- "We would just like to say how pleased we were with WJ Edwards who handled our move and would thoroughly recommend them. Right from the outset, they were nothing but professional, from the initial survey and estimate, dealing with the office, Duncan, Julia and Jim were pleasant and willing to help and adapt to our slightly differing... Read More→