Abels Moving Services

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Abels Moving Services
Removals, storage, move management, business and staff relocation
Founded 1958
Headquarters Brandon, Suffolk, UK
Area served
Key people
Philip Pertoldi, Neil Pertoldi, John Watson
Website www.abels.co.uk

Abels Moving Services is a removal and storage company with headquarters in Brandon, Suffolk, with facilities in London, Cambridge, Lutterworth covering the whole of the UK. It became the first removals firm to be granted a Royal Warrant in 1989, by appointment to HM the Queen for removals and storage services. As of 2013, the company still holds this warrant.

Established in Norfolk in the UK in 1958, Abels was initially an offshoot from the Abels family auctioneering business. The firm became known as Abels of Watton, initially only based in the town, but subsequently opening depots in Huntingdon, St Albans, Colchester and Brandon, Suffolk.[citation needed]

In 1991, the Abel family sold the business to Hays plc, and then in 1998 a management buyout returned Abels to independent ownership. Abels is a shareholder in UniGroup Worldwide UTS and Philip Pertoldi currently sits on the world supervisory board. He is a former chairman of the UK/Ireland arm of UniGroup Worldwide UTS.

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