The Shore Porters Society

1 Baltic Place
Aberdeen
Grampian
AB11 5EW

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
98% recommended   Rating The Shore Porters Society 9.4/100
418 reviews since 2013
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.4 /10 Overall Rating 9.4/10
Based on 418 reviews since 2013
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.4/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.4
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.4/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.4
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.4/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.4
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.6/10 Service Rating 9.6
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9.3/10 Value Rating 9.3
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" I cannot recommend Shore Porters highly enough for anyone who is moving. They are professional, punctual and careful. We are always really impressed. Thank you, team Shore Porter"   more
 
" We found our movers to be punctual, polite, efficient and overall Very professional with all aspects of the move. As stated, they had to quickly make adjustments for the underestimate of the size of ...."   more
 
" My husband took a position in Shetland and of the three companies we sought quotes from in order to relocate from the Scottish mainland to the islands, only Shore Porters sent some out to take a look ...."   more
 
" I was very satisfied by the service received. The timetable I was given was followed to the letter and the goods were delivered on time. The gentleman in the office (Craig) was very polite and was abl...."   more
 
 
About Us


The Shore Portersí Society has a rich heritage of experience and expertise that spans over more than a remarkable five centuries.

As leading specialists in removals and storage, we are renowned worldwide for our professionalism and care in safely transporting peopleís most precious possessions across countries and continents.

We are proud of our roots as the oldest transport company in the world, but we also invest in our future, co-ordinating our fully-trained staff and leading-edge vehicles and materials to deliver peace of mind and a quality experience to our customers.

Shore Porters is a member of BAR (British Association of Removers) and FIDI (Federation Internationale de Demenageurs International) and is financially bonded by BAR Overseas Group, which is your personal guarantee for complete peace of mind.
     
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Review 20 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in DH1

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Shore Porters moved furniture and books from my parents house to mine. The service was excellent, as always with shore porters.
 
Cost: £3000
 

"I cannot recommend Shore Porters highly enough for anyone who is moving. They are professional, punctual and careful. We are always really impressed. Thank you, team Shore Porter"
 
 
Team:
I donít know their names but they were excellent
 
 
 


Review 18 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in AB15

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
This was a local move, our new home about 3 miles from our former home. The estimate for the size of the move was significantly deficient, and the team did a great job of quickly accomodating for this.
 
Cost: £1133
 

"We found our movers to be punctual, polite, efficient and overall Very professional with all aspects of the move. As stated, they had to quickly make adjustments for the underestimate of the size of the move, and did this very professionally, as well. Once unpacked, we had no damages or breakage. We were Very satisfied with the quality of service we received from this team, and Craig Thomson, who was overseeing our move."
 
 
Team:
Greg Cattanach, Grant Angus, Ian Gilchrist & Colin Giles
 
 
 


Review 17 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in ZE2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 8/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 8/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We obtained three quotes to pack, load and transport our entire house of furniture and belongings from Aberdeenshire to Central Shetland and some items to storage on in south Shetland. Shore Porters were the only company that sent someone to our home to evaluate the needs for packing and moving items before giving us a quote. As a result and based on the amount of the other quotes, we felt they offered the best and most comprehensive service for the fees charged. The team packed approximately 2/3 of our belongings and loaded every item onto their removal lorry. The next day they traveled to Shetland on the same ferry as myself and delivered our items to both the storage container and some to our rental home. While there were unexpected glitches and things werenít perfect none of this was the fault of the team and they handled everything professionally and courteously. Itís a big job to move long distance over a 12 hour ferry trip but they did a great job.
 
Cost: £5000
 

"My husband took a position in Shetland and of the three companies we sought quotes from in order to relocate from the Scottish mainland to the islands, only Shore Porters sent some out to take a look at our home and our furniture and other belongings that needed to be relocated to Shetland.

The evaluation from Shore Poters was by far the most comprehensive and therefore we felt it led to the most accurate quote for relocation. This is not an inexpensive move so we needed to spend he relocation budget wisely.

On the day a team of four men worked nearly all day to pack about half of our items and completely clear the house of everything. Was in fact greatly complimented by the rental company representative for the thoroughness of our removal of items.

Upon arrival in Shetland both my husband and I as well as Shore Portersí removal team had all been given the incorrect address for the storage location for our belongings which sent us all on an unexpected trip of about 40 minutes each way to the actual location of the storage facility.

When we arrived at our ďtemporaryĒ residence near Lerwick the guys had to park a large moving lorry on a small road and move multiple times which we absolutely understood was frustrating for them.

At the end of the day, we understand how frustrating and annoying our move must have been for the removal team. They remained polite and courteous and we have no doubt if either friend, family, or ourselves need a long distance removal team in the future we would absolutely hire them again without hesitation.

Iím just sorry the guys didnít take advantage of the bottled water and other items I provided to make the day easier but I would like them to know that we appreciated their hard work and help in ways words canít describe."
 
 
Team:
Iím sorry I donít know. They PA key up and transported our things on the 17th and 18th of January 2022 arriving in Shetland on 19 January 2022
 
 
 


Review 17 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in AB15
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Part load of various tools to Cheltenham.
 
Cost: £384
 

"I was very satisfied by the service received. The timetable I was given was followed to the letter and the goods were delivered on time. The gentleman in the office (Craig) was very polite and was able to give me a price based on the photos I sent him. His estimate of the number of boxes I would need was spot on."
 
 
Team:
Craig in the office and the team who arrived to box up.
 
 
 


Review 17 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in DD7

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 8/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 8/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 7/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
PIANO uplifted from Carnoustie to Gloucestershire on 7 February 2022
 
Cost: £450
 

"Courteous dealings with estimator but disappointing lack of communication on day of uplift
Had been advised uplift would be between 6.30am - 8.30am therefore we were organised for those timings. By 9.30am with no sign of anyone and no update, I had to phone and ask.
I was told there was a delay due to icy conditions at the initial uplifting location and our removers would be with us by midday. Fortunately we did not have plans for the rest of the day but were most disappointed no one had phoned to let us know about the delay given they had our contact phone numbers.
Very pleasant friendly removals men who delivered the piano satisfactorily to Gloucestershire"
 
 
Team:
Did not get the names of the two removals men - they were very pleasant.
 
 
 


Review 13 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I needed a pedestal desk and office chair collected from Berkshire and delivered to an address near Dundee.
 
Cost: £312
 

"I'd used Aberdeen Shore Porters in the past and knew they could be relied on to deliver a quality service. They're also one of only a few removals companies in Scotland offering a long-distance part-load service.

The logistics were a little complicated, and it took a good number of emails to sort out when my items could be collected and delivered but the Shore Porters team were responsive and helpful throughout.

I would definitely use Shore Porters for any other long-distance move and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, quality house move."
 
 
Team:
Craig Thomson
 
 
 


Review 11 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in AB11

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 8/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 8/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move four bed house contents from Aberdeen to South Wales.
 
Cost: £4000
 

"Happy with service provided.

Very happy with flexibility shown with removal date, as had to revise date at least three times because of changing dates for completion of house sale caused by legal delays.

Part of selection process was to consider spare capacity within company in case COVID outbreak with company, to ensure we would be able to vacate house by completion date."
 
 
 
 


Review 5 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in PH2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I was very happy with the transportation of a number of antique items from Oxford to Perth. In particular the grandfather clock was dismantled and thence carefully packaged before leaving the flat to the lorry.
 
Cost: £600
 

"I was completely confident with the 2 men who carried out this job so professionally and who have clearly had a great deal of experience in transporting fragile and less fragile antique items in a very safe and secure manner.

Having been disappointed by a Scottish removal company informing me that they no longer collect items from England, I was delighted when they recommended Shore Porters based in Aberdeen.

My whole experience of this transportation of quite a few items was extremely satisfactory. It was a long journey and all my items were delivered in very good condition, just as they were at the departure point."
 
 
Team:
The 2 guys were a great team, working very well together. Unfortunately I don't know their names.
 
 
 


Review 5 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in HG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Uplift from Alford to Harrogate with storage in between. Original plan did not include storage, but Craig and the team dealt magnificently with the change.
 
Cost: £5000
 

"The team did everything possible to remove the stress out of a fairly big relocation for us."
 
 
Team:
Craig Thomson
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in ab15
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
They were tasked to move belongings in Central London and prior to day of move, packing boxes plus extra packing materials were dropped off as and when they stated the time of drop off. Day of removal went as planned and on time. Belongings were deposited in Aberdeen earlier than expected and in as good a condition as they left London.
 
Cost: £1900
 

"Excellent upfront indication of service which when it happened could not have been better.

Certainly not the cheapest but all items safely delivered and also in the condition that they left London.

Communication between Shoreporters and client could not be faulted as was prior to shipment.

You get what you pay for and I would very happily use againExcellent; can't say much more than excellent"
 
 
Team:
Richard Craig but don't just them because behind them were a great team who were actually involve with the physical part of the job
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in Rh19
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 8/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 5/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moved from Sussex to Ayrshire
 
Cost: £3800
 

"The team could not do enough, some items were left behind but that was resolved and delivered with no quibbles"
 
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in AB15
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We had arranged the move from one flat in the development to another flat only a few hundred yards away. Plenty of stairs to negotiate but no problem for the two men who did the job.
 
Cost: £600
 

"After initial phone call, the representative visited to view the circumstances of the two flats and looked around the development to inform himself of the situation.
Dates arranged and times given were negotiated and the removers arrived early and set to work immediately, carefully, informing us all the time of what was happening. They had surveyed the area and discover the back door would be best for moving things into the new flat. The large sofa necessitated the removal of the front door which did not trouble them at all and the door was perfectly replaced. Once furniture was in place they were very helpful in asking if we preferred to shift anything it would be no problem.
All in all they were very efficient, helpful, polite and friendly while informing us of everything that was happening.
The removal went very smoothly and no problem issues were raised. Thank you to Shore Porters and in particular the two chaps who did a great job."
 
 
Team:
Sorry we donít know.
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in AB39
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 

"Shore Porters are a reliable, efficient storage facility service providers. The staff is always available, courteous and prompt in their correspondence. The packaging and removal activity has always been completed with a professional feel. I personally find Shore Porters a recommendable service for anybody interested in relocating ease. Excellent service!"
 
 
Team:
Craig Thomson
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in AB25
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moving from one home to another. Packing selected items and moving 3 chandeliers.
 
Cost: £3500
 

"The move was from a home to home. Plenty of time given to self pack items with all made trial needed well supplied.
Very courteous estimator who knew exactly what questions to ask prompting correct information for an accurate estimate.
3 chandeliers required moving which was challenging but Shore Porters rose to the occasion and delivered all 3 safely. So delighted with the service. To top it all they even collected all the packaging once Iíd unpacked. Brilliant job I wouldnít think of asking any other remover in the future. Thank you."
 
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in AB12
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 7/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move one desk/bookcase to Aberdeen

"Stress free service. The collection and delivery were done as agreed."
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Jan 2022
Recommended by customer in TD15

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Our move presented a difficulty because of the access to our Croft. Where the track access to our property joined the main road there was an adverse camber which prevented the large removal vehicle driving down to our property.
 
Cost: £3500
 

" This was well anticipated by the team and a second smaller lorry which was used to load and transport our possessions to a point of transshipment where the possessions were transferred from the smaller to larger vehicle. This happened twice and the team left us confident that all would be well.
All was well and we arrived at our destination and the vehicle was unloaded without damage to any item.
The team were great and the company is definitely one to be recommended. Great service, great team of guys, would definitely recommend them."
 
 
Team:
Greg,Chris
 
 
 


Review 8 Dec 2021
Recommended by customer in AB32
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I moved from kent to Aberdeenshire in October. My belongings had been stored in a container for the prior six months.
 
Cost: £2597
 

"I wanted to use the Shore Porters as I had walked past their business daily on my way to nursery school. So knew they were a long standing company as well as a reliable business.
They listened to my requirements and a date was set for the removal and transportation of my belongings once I had completed and had the keys to my new home.
Their men both at the pickup point and delivery point were very respectfully my goods, polite and knew what they were doing.
I can recommend the Shore Porters without any hesitation."
 
 
Team:
Sorry I donít recall but the office must have knowledge of who they were
 
 
 


Review 28 Nov 2021
Recommended by customer in PH2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
From Aberdeen city to Bridge of Earn, Perthshire,via storage for 7 weeks. (price below does not include storage charges,priced weekly at circa £220).
 
Cost: £2600
 

"Both loading staff and unloading staff were polite and accommodating and professional in all aspects of the procedure. Packing and unloading were done with care."
 
 
Team:
cant remember!
 
 
 


Review 23 Nov 2021
Recommended by customer in AB15
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 8/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move out from our Flat A to storage and move in to Bungalow B.

"From Quotation the delivery everything was very professional and on time. I really donít have any negative comments to make about any of the service and team involved, only praiseÖ..GG"
 
 
Team:
Ian Lumsden, Grant Angus & Paul Leighton. Move Out: Kenny Lovie, Nicky Tallis, Craig Davidson & Darran Blair.
 
 
 


Review 22 Nov 2021
Recommended by customer in AB15
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moved from upstairs flat to another ground floor flat at the end of the complex. We used Shore Porters.
 
Cost: £632
 

"The 2 fellows were very prompt, courteous, friendly and professional. Nothing was too much trouble and even asked us if we wanted to try the furniture in different positions if we were not too sure of where to put items.
Took off the front door without complaint to get large sofa into flat and it was no bother to the,. They were extremely helpful."
 
 
Team:
Canít remember names but both very professional and courteous.
 
 
 

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