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Here at Johnsons, we exist to provide you with an incredible experience, every time. Our heritage combined with our focus on an incredible service delivery is what makes us truly unique; so, sit back, relax, and let us get your journey off to an incredible start.

Legacy & Heritage Meets Modern & Cutting Edge.

Legacy & Heritage

Meets Modern & Cutting Edge.

Our heritage combined with our focus on delivering an ‘incredible experience’ is what makes us truly unique. As a family-owned business since Joseph Johnsons’ first venture in 1871, we’ve been keeping people moving for almost 150 years. We know the move process inside out and as times have changed, so have we. We’ve seen the business continuously innovate, evolve and grow to remain relevant and at the forefront of our industry.

Johnsons 1871 is now your award-winning turnkey solution for any journey you are about to embark upon. As your removals, project management and installation service partners, whatever your requirements; whether it’s personal or business, engage with us early on to enjoy all the benefits we provide.

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A moving experience like no other. We’ve been keeping people moving for almost 150 years and have built a reputation of excellence. Whether you’re moving down the road, across the country or around the world, we can take care of your move from the planning to the packing of all your belongings and moving and installation into your new home. With our service offerings extending to storage solutions, cleaning and handyman support, nothing is too much trouble for our highly experienced moving team.

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Ready to change your workspace for the better? Johnsons Business Moves is renowned for creating a space for your business to thrive. We can help rejuvenate, modify and keep your business moving in the right direction. Let this be the easiest change you’ll ever make.

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Moving isn’t the time to experiment, so field experts at Johnsons Laboratory Logistics have done all the research for you. Working seamlessly alongside lab manufacturers and specialist distributors to store and deliver your stock, our in-house Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor and lab move technicians understand the complexities behind your project so you can focus on being an expert in your field.

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Installation with ease; that’s our motto here at Johnsons Installation Services. Whether you’re a furniture re-seller or manufacturer, if you’re looking for a solution to delivering and installing your furniture, we’ve got you covered. With quality at the forefront of what we do, you can relax in the knowledge that your service is in the safest of hands.

Johnsons Veneer

Guiding you through a journey of business evolution. As your company grows, we are on hand to offer advice and consultancy services for its new direction; from building re-stack support and space planning services, to relocations and installations. You will have peace of mind that every aspect of your project has been thought through by one of our highly qualified in-house Project Managers who will get to know your business and goals inside out.

Johnsons Veneer

A moving experience like no other. We’ve been keeping people moving for almost 150 years and have built a reputation of excellence. Whether you’re moving down the road, across the country or around the world, we can take care of your move from the planning to the packing of all your belongings and moving and installation into your new home. With our service offerings extending to storage solutions, cleaning and handyman support, nothing is too much trouble for our highly experienced moving team.

Johnsons Veneer

Ready to change your workspace for the better? Johnsons Business Moves is renowned for creating a space for your business to thrive. We can help rejuvenate, modify and keep your business moving in the right direction. Let this be the easiest change you’ll ever make.

Johnsons Veneer

Moving isn’t the time to experiment, so field experts at Johnsons Laboratory Logistics have done all the research for you. Working seamlessly alongside lab manufacturers and specialist distributors to store and deliver your stock, our in-house Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor and lab move technicians understand the complexities behind your project so you can focus on being an expert in your field.

Johnsons Veneer

Installation with ease; that’s our motto here at Johnsons Installation Services. Whether you’re a furniture re-seller or manufacturer, if you’re looking for a solution to delivering and installing your furniture, we’ve got you covered. With quality at the forefront of what we do, you can relax in the knowledge that your service is in the safest of hands.

Johnsons Veneer

Guiding you through a journey of business evolution. As your company grows, we are on hand to offer advice and consultancy services for its new direction; from building re-stack support and space planning services, to relocations and installations. You will have peace of mind that every aspect of your project has been thought through by one of our highly qualified in-house Project Managers who will get to know your business and goals inside out.

The Johnsons Story

Always
Evolving:

Pioneers of Packaging

Joseph Johnsons’ first venture: a glass, china and earthenware dealer in the town of Northwich. Evolving his franchise, Joe purchased a working horse and cart and began delivering coal in the winter and home removals in the summer.

The company’s fleet of horse and carts delivered coal in the winter and moved Cheshire homes in the summer. Over the years the company became best known for high levels of service delivery, and this reputation still remains today.

Moving Forwards…

For over 20 years the Johnsons family name and reputation grew locally throughout the community and the family purchased their first warehouse.

Building the Community

Johnsons became an integral part of the community, taking part in fetes and fayres, similar to how we feature at events today.

Expanding & Evolving

Moving on from horse and cart, Johnsons began to expand its fleet and purchased motor-vehicles to assist with its expanding business activity.

Never Stop Moving Forwards

Never standing still, Johnsons began evolving the workforce and ventured into specialist relocations for the first time.

Relocation & Revolution

Johnsons was sold to the Crozier family in 1968 and their main Cheshire office was moved down the road to the village of Winsford.

A New Beginning

Roger Ferguson purchased Johnsons and kept the business based at the old Methodist Church in Winsford until 1987.

The First of Many

In January the first warehouse was built in Winsford, featuring 5,000sq ft of space. This expanded to 10,000sq ft in September of the same year.

This Means Business

By creating a space for businesses to thrive, a commercial arm to the company was forged and Johnsons Business Moves was born. The original primary base for commercial relocations was Derby as we partnered with fellow removals company UTS until 2001.

Change on the Horizon

Johnsons acquisitioned Intermove and merged the Johnsons name with the Intermove horizon, now an industry recognised logo feature, and in 2001 our first yellow vans were delivered providing us with the most eye-catching vehicles on the road.

End of an Era

20 years to the day since buying the business, Roger sold the business to Andi and Wendy Sinclair and Alick and Karen Willis.

Branching Out

Following the successful completion of several project management outfits and after undertaking one of the biggest projects in the history of the University of Manchester our Johnsons Project Management division was born.

Innovation, Evolution & Expansion

Business innovation, evolution and expansion were beginning to define the shape of the workforce. 2014 saw our first London branch open in Leyton before relocating to Wembley and in 2015 we made steps to relocate our Senior Management team back to our roots in Northwich.

Laboratory Logistics

Culminating our year of expansion and innovation we forged a focus on laboratory and chemical relocations and Johnsons Laboratory Logistics was created.

Installation Services

By introducing Johnsons Installation Services into the family, we found we could offer our customers a complete turnkey solution to their relocation requirements from inception through to completion.

Strengthening the Brand

A management buyout by Gareth Hilton and Warren Hamlin strengthened the expansion and pioneering success of Johnsons.

Making Storage Simple

Market research into temporary storage solutions lead to the founding of Storple; a storage solution made simple by negating the need to hire a van or make multiple trips to a self-store.

A Modern Nod to our Heritage

As Johnsons expanded into a new era, we created a new logo which maintained the crux of our heritage with a modern twist.

Looking Back to Move Forward

The start of an exciting year; our office and warehouse in Winsford undertook a major refurbishment which we were able to incorporate elements of our heritage in to.
Our Derby branch also became home to a training centre housing our dedicated Training and Quality Manager in an industry first step to showcase our commitment in ensuring our employees receive the very best, bespoke training for their jobs.

Accolading our Continuous Success

Accolading our continuous success in the industry, we were awarded the Grafter’s Awards for ‘Best Specialist Contractor’ for a consecutive year and picking up the ‘Northern Roots, National Reach’ award proving our expansion has and continues to be a success.

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A world class team,
world class equipment.

Adapting, not changing.

We’ve been providing relocation services for individuals and businesses as far back as 1871 and exist to provide you with an incredible experience, every time.

Average is not an option for us and since Joseph Johnson’s first venture in 1871, we have striven to personify our brand values of care, integrity and respect.

 

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