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MOVING HOUSE TO CANTERBURY? LEARN ABOUT THE CITY

Are you thinking about moving to Canterbury, Kent or have you just moved there? This beautifully historic city has much to offer. In fact, some call Canterbury the jewel in Kent’s crown. It has some amazing history, combined with a youthful vibrancy that is hard to match. Whether you’re into café culture, architecture, education or an energetic nightlife, Canterbury is hard to beat.

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury High Street and CathedralThe heart of the historic city is obviously the Cathedral. You only have to walk around the grounds, through the cloisters and view the stain glass windows to realise why this city is ranked as a World Heritage Site. Other cultural attractions you should visit include the Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Museums and don’t forget to visit Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales .

Canterbury is the second most visited city in England. This brings lots of benefits and money into the area but the downside is overcrowding at times. Over 160,000 vehicles enter the city every day, creating lots of congestion around the ring road and feeder routes. The good news is there is a plentiful supply of museums, shops and entertainment for all to enjoy. If you are into shopping check out the cobbled streets around The King’s Mile, the Millennium Shopping and Leisure Centre or you could visit the refurbished Marlowe Arcade.

Cost of Moving

At the time of writing the average property price in Canterbury, according to Zoopla, is £341,219. Semi-detached properties were selling for £280,825 and terraced houses achieved an average value of £275,336. Over the last year the city has seen house prices increase by 4.42%, period properties demand a premium. If you can afford it, check out the areas around St Dunstan’s or Old Dover Road. Moving out of the city – check out Chartam or Wye.

Canterbury West GateEducation

If you are worried about education, the city has 11 schools rated good or above by Ofsted. The primary schools Blean and St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic and secondary schools Simon Langton’s Boys’ Grammar and Barton Court Grammar are all rated as ‘outstanding’.

Don’t forget that Canterbury is also served by a great family removal company, us – Colin Batt Removals. So if you like what you’ve read, give us a call and we’ll come and give you a free no-obligation quote for your move. Click here to read more about our removals services.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of this great city and what it is like to live there.

Great Customer Service hits the News

In between unwrapping presents and eating turkey did you see the article in the Kentish Express on 21 December about our recent Customer Service Award? No, well don’t worry you can read the article here and learn about our award winning removals services!

Award winning house removals servicesRemoval firm is delighted at customer service award

Ashford’s Colin Batt Removals, whose customers have included Elton John, has won an award.

The firm, which has moved Beethoven’s piano on a European tour, picked up the customer service award for the Ashford area in the Business Awards Kent.

The firm was also shortlisted for the Small Business Award.

Managing Director Simon Batt said: “The award recognises the outstanding removals and storage services we are provide all our individual and business customers.

“On the night the judges singles us out no only for our dedication to customer service but also for how we translate that into investment in training and staff development.

“This business award mirrors what our customers are saying, our customer feedback is independently verified and more than 99% of our customers would recommend our services. This is a great honour for Colin Batt Removals and one that the whole team are rightly proud of. Customer service is at the core of all we do and relies on every single person doing an outstanding job, from the first telephone call to the delivery of the last box.”

Mayor of Ashford meets Colin Batt Removals

The Colin Batt Removals team with the Mayor of Ashford Cllr Winston Michael at the awards ceremony

The competition, supported by the Institute of Directors and Federation of Small Businesses, was open to all small and medium-sized businesses in the Ashford area.

Colin Batt Removals beat off the challenge of five other companies in the finals in the customer service category. The Company has been providing house and piano removals services for nearly 40 years.

In 2012 Simon Batt took the helm and since then the Company has tripled its workforce and moved to larger premises in Maidstone Road, Ashford.

The Company now employs 15 people and offers house removals, piano removals, storage, claimed controlled storage and document archive to businesses and individuals across Kent and the rest of the UK.

The award was presented at a dinner held in the Ashford International Hotel last month.

For more information call 01233 740395 or visit www.colinbattremovals.co.uk

Customer Service Business Award Certificate

If you liked that article you can read another article run by the Kentish Express on us last year – We’re in the Press – Removal Firm’s Great Reputation

Customer Service Award Winners!

Wow – We are over the moon and so proud to have won the Customer Service Award at the Ashford Business Awards 2017. It is an honour and privilege to recieve this award for providing outstanding Customer Service, not just in the Removals Industry but across all businesses in the Ashford area.

Customer Service Award - Ashford Business Awards 2017

Customer Focused House Removals

Winning the Customer Service Award is a fantastic achievement and one that reflects the efforts, skills and passion of the whole team. Customer service spans the entirety of our business and is embedded into the DNA of our House Removal Company. Being recognised with this award is extremely rewarding and moving, as is the great feedback we receive from our customers on a daily basis. Over 99% of our customers would recommend our services to their family and friends. We cannot ask for greater praise than that.
 
Simon Batt, Managing Director, said:
“This is a great honour for Colin Batt Removals and one that the whole team are rightly proud of. Customer service is at the core of all we do. It relies on every single person doing an outstanding job, from the first telephone call to the delivery of the last box”.
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Simon Batt receiving the Customer Service Award on behalf of the team

The Awards celebrate small and medium-sized businesses in Kent from Ashford, Folkestone, Deal, Dover, Hythe and Romney Marsh. The competition promotes business excellence in Kent and supported by the Institute of Directors, Federation of Small Businesses and Heart FM, to name a few.
 
The winners were announced at an Awards Dinner held at the Ashford International hotel on 30 November 2017. The evening was a great success and represented business excellence from across the County from a broad spectrum of industries. It was a pleasure to see so many fantastic companies come together, highlighting the potential and growth of local businesses in the Ashford area. Thanks to Paul Andrews from Bunker Radio who hosted the evening and the main event sponsor, Agilis Mobile. Thanks also go to the Mayor and Mayoress of Ashford, who graciously supported the event and joined us in our celebrations.
Mayor of Ashford with Colin Batt Removals for Customer Service Award

The Mayor and Mayoress with the award winning  removals team!

House Moving Excellence

In October we were delighted to find out we had reached the shortlist for not one but two awards. We were finalists for the Customer Service Award and Small Business Award. The Small Business Category recognises businesses that deliver consistent growth and strong financial performance. Five great companies were short-listed in this category but in the end there can be only one winner. Noted In Style were the very deserving winners having grown from a team of one, operating out of their spare bedroom, to a company of thirteen in just five years. Well done Noted In style. However, it was humbling to know that our house removals company has been recognised as achieving excellence in customer service and as an Ashford business overall. 
 
Thanks to all at Kent Business Awards who organised the event and congratulations to all the winners from the 6 awards categories. These were Space Between, who picked up two awards for Creative/Digital and Start-Up. Hospitality/Food and Drink went to Lost Sheep Coffee and Simply Ice Cream impressed the judges in the Innovation category. Well done to all the winners and also all the finalists, they represent the future of great business in Kent.
 
It is an honour to have received this reward, especially given the calibre of the established businesses that entered the competition and those selected as finalists. A big thank you to the whole removals team, customer service is a team game and this is a team reward. Colin Batt Removals is only successful because of the commitment and hard work of everyone at the Company and this award is testament to that.
 
Merry Christmas to all from the Award Winning Colin Batt Removals Team. Follow the link if you want to learn more about our removals services.

Great news – We’ve Partnered with Checkatrade

Great news, we are joining forces with Checkatrade and this partnership provides more recognition of our high quality house removals services and our commitment to customer satisfaction. We are pleased to say we flew through the accreditation process and are now:

Checkatrade Vetting

As a Checkatrade partner we have passed a series of rigorous background checks. These include an onsite visit and interview, criminal background checks, insurance verification and confirmation of our professional associations. These are all designed to ensure we are a professional and reputable company. Before endorsing us, they also checked our performance with some of our previous customers and checked the quality of our work, including reliability, tidiness, courtesy and workmanship.

Therefore the Checkatrade badge is more evidence of the quality of our removals and storage services. We are also members of the British Association of Removers and are ‘Approved’ by Kent County Council Trading Standards. Hence, these associations give you peace of mind that your house or piano move and storage is in safe hands.


Checkatrade information for Colin Batt Removals Ltd

Customer Reviews

Consumer reviews provide another benefit. Checkatrade independently organise customer feedback and any customer can leave a review. Every review is verified and published, the good and the bad. This means you get a true picture of the quality and professionalism of our Company. You can see the summary of all our reviews in the sidebar to the right.

 

Raising Standards

Checkatrade are committed to protecting consumers, supporting legitimate business and solving the UK’s rogue trade problem. Therefore, by working with them we hope we can continue to increase the standards in the removals industry.

We are proud to be members of Checkatrade. We hope it assures you of our high quality removals and storage services, as well as our commitment to customer satisfaction. Click here to see our profile or to leave a review.

House & Piano Removal Customer Feedback Jun-Aug 17

Check out some of the reviews we received for our house removals and piano removals services from the last few months. All the reviews are independently verified and are authentic customer comments. A massive thank you to all our customers who took the time to provide this hugely valuable feedback.

House Removal Feedback Faversham KentPiano Removal Review – Faverhsam Kent 15 August 17

Extremely competent skillful removers. Took endless care to avoid damage to house walls and instrument, which was very heavy.

House Removal Feedback DorsetHouse Removal Review from Kent to Dorset 8 August 17

The team of removal people were very friendly, courteous and polite and we were so happy that they took the time to check details with us and ask questions. It meant the move was much less stressful than it could have been.

 

Whitstable house removal feedbackHouse Removal Review Whistable Kent 27 July 17

The whole process was incredibly stress free. Everything went smoothly. Chris and Steven were an absolute delight. Friendly but professional, going the extra mile to ensure I was happy.

Everything was packed up and installed in my new home speedily but with care. I hadn’t imagined that the process would be so pleasurable but it was!

Customer review of house removal from Kent to NewportHouse Removal Review from Kent to Newport 20 July 17

The company made on 3 day removal as smooth as they could. They were helpful and courteous under trying conditions. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Kent house removal customer reviewHouse Removal Review – Sissinghurst Kent 18 July 17

We have had 8 moves in the last 20 years and this was the best by a mile. Chris H and Mark were brilliant!! We will certainly be recommending your company.

Many thanks Rob and Jill.

 

Sandwich house removal customer reviewHouse Removal Review – Sandwich Kent 11 July 17

The all round service was excellent. The team kept us informed and did what they said they would. Packing, loading and unloading were all smooth and efficient.

 

Customer comments on our house removal in Maidstone KentHouse Removal Review – Maidstone Kent 12 June 17

The Colin batt team were very professional, courteous super efficient in packing removal and safe delivery of our belonged to our new house on a hot day.

 

 

Feedback from a house removal Maidstone KentHouse Removal Review – Maidstone Kent 1 June 17

Steve and Walter were fantastic crew who made this move as easy and stress free as possible. Would recommend!

 

 

Check out all of our reviews at http://www.referenceline.com/removers_removals_companies-in-ashford-colinbattremovals-15104