After 60 years providing an unrivalled service Bonners of Welling were acquired by Dorees Removals, another local family run firm with an enviable reputation for quality built over 40 years.
This resulted in the creation of Doree Bonner International, a company which quickly became one of the leading lights in such organisations as BAR (British Association of Removers), FIDI/FAIM (which is an Association of the top 500 movers in over 100 countries worldwide), IAM (International Association of Movers) and is presently among the 15 largest removers in the UK.
The Doree Bonner International Group was established in 1994 and has been wholly owned since 1994 by Kelerbay Limited, its directors, Geoff Watson and Gordon Lyall have worked in the removals industry since 1979 and 1983 respectively and were both previously directors with the world's largest removal company.
Since 1997 Kelerbay Limited have acquired numerous family managed businesses throughout Great Britain. All of these businesses enjoyed an excellent local reputation and are now part of a successful group, which is able to offer a wide range of quality services on a local, national and international basis.
All members of the group are under the same ownership. After major investment in staff training, property and vehicles, our customers can now enjoy the friendly, professional service expected from a traditional family business safe in the knowledge that they belong to a much larger group that offers and provides the resources and financial security that comes from dealing with a larger organisation.
The company has an induction programme for all staff which includes Health and Safety Awareness. Training requirements are assessed individually depending upon the employees' role within the Company.
Training plans are agreed for employees on an individual basis. Office staff will receive training either in-house or with outside providers dependent on the training that is required. Operative staff will receive initial on job training for a length of time with a mentor.
Further or refresher training is carried out at our own training centre in Scotland or we will employ the services of a BAR (British Association of Removers) trainer to deliver training at each of our sites.
Our training centre has a classroom and the equivalent of a two bedroom house as part of the warehouse, these facilities are used twice a year in our quieter periods where staff attend various courses normally two or three days in duration.
Courses at the training centre are delivered by the use of DVDs, classroom discussion, practical exercises and written tests and cover the following:
Foundation and Inland Removal Skills
Overseas Removal Skills
Commercial Removal Skills
Compulsory CPC for Drivers
Drivers Hours Rules and Regulations
Digital Tachograph and Regulations
Courses for Sales and Management staff are carried out by the BAR and include:
Introduction to Practical Estimating
Certificate in Practical Estimating
Foundation Certificate in Removals Management
National Certificate in Removals Management
BTEC Award in Removals Management
The Company has numerous Accreditations including
BS EN 12522 - For Household Furniture Removals
BS EN 14873 - For Storage of Household Furniture and effects
FIDI FAIM - For the Shipping of Household and personal Effects
BS 8522 - For the Movement of Commercial and Office Equipment
BS 14001 - Environmental Policy and Procedures
ISO 9001 - Quality Management
British Association of Removers: K014
Commercial Moving Group: K014
British Association of Removers Overseas Group: K014
Area of Business
International / European Removals
We can deal with any destination to or from any country, however distant. We continually monitor our worldwide network of agents' service standards & can easily switch partners if the service they provide does not live up to your, our or Fidis expectations, all of our Agents are Fidi members.
Fine Art, Antique Packing & Crating
Our Group has gained a reputation for accomplishing the unusual, & has wrapped, packed & crated many valuable treasures across the world - a service we regularly provide for many of the leading auction houses. We have our own case making facility and our casemakers are experienced in packing & casing valuable antiques & art treasures.
Private Domestic Removals
All our staff are extremely experienced at moving & packing peoples' personal items & possessions & are trained to treat customers' furniture as if it were their own. We have our own training facility in Glasgow compromising of a classroom and practical assessment room in a two bedroom house. Specialised materials & equipment are available to ensure a potentially stressful experience is remembered for all the right reasons.
Comprehensive Secure Storage
Our purpose built warehouses in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nottingham, Luton, High Wycombe, Bath, London, Canterbury, Ashford offer in excess of 170,000 square feet of modern containerised storage, eliminating unnecessary handling and reducing the risk of damage.
Our Services include project management, the physical movement of furniture & equipment, packing & unpacking of files, etc. decommissioning, relocation & recommissioning of IT, delivery of crates, crate hire & collection of crates, labeling & packaging services.
We offer commercial storage at all our branches but our facility just outside of Luton is specifically geared to offering customers storage services of a commercial nature within easy distance of London and the Home Counties but with attractive rates because of its geographic position.
Each removal is different, it would be inaccurate to give examples of typical move prices, after all what is a typical 2 bedroom house like? I'm sure that a 2 bedroom house is much different for a family with a child than it is for a couple without children. We believe in providing a quotation which is tailored to suit the needs of each mover.
We offer a free, no obligation estimate with one of our trained surveyors, please call us to make an appointment.
During the appointment the surveyor will estimate the total volume of the removal, number of boxes needed as well as discussing your specific requirements and agreeing a move plan with you.
Why not give us a call, its free and will avoid any nasty surprises on your move day