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Ede Bros, all about us

Ede Bros has been in business since 1926, yet we still operate from our original Capel site.  Things have come a long way since the business began with brothers Bob and Ted Ede, here is little bit of our history.

A little of our history…

1926

Back in the 1920s household removals were not as commonplace as they are today and brothers Bob and Ted Ede had the foresight to purchase an area of woodland, part of which they developed to form their own homes and gardens.  The remainder of the land provided wood products which were sold, alongside aggregate, as part of their combined haulage and removal business.  When a household removal was to be undertaken, a canvas ‘tilt’ was lifted on to one of their flat-bed trucks – the earliest of which was a solid tyred Leyland Peerless.

1950s

Bob’s eldest son, Peter, joined the business in the early 1950s and during the next few years he gradually turned the firm in to a purely household removal business.

1960s

The first purpose built pantechnicons joined the fleet in 1961, followed by our first warehouse in 1962. Through Peter’s hard work (and sense of humour!), he built the reputation of the business.

1970s

Further warehouses were erected on our site and the removals business went from strength to strength.

1980s

In 1984, Peter’s eldest son, Norman joined the business.

Ede Bros Removals Team

1990s

During the 1990s Norman branched out in to European and worldwide moves and Lee Buckland joined Ede Bros.

2000s

Peter retired, although was still working in to his late 70s.

Today

Norman and his family still live on site at our premises in Capel.  Although Lee has taken over the day-to-day running of the business Norman is still very involved and continues to help with removals and quotations.  We are now moving in to the fourth generation of Ede Bros with Norman’s sons helping out when they are home from University/College.

The woodland on site still thrives, providing a fascinating natural habit for flora and fauna.

Sadly Peter passed away (February 2020). We will miss him hugely but his spirit and enthusiasm for removals lives on at Ede Bros.

Testimonials from our happy customers

Nothing was too much trouble which made the whole move a lot less stressful for me (a female on her own). Sophie, my contact at Ede Bros, kept me in touch with everything regarding the move and couldn’t have been more helpful. All in all a really good experience at a very stressful time.

 

Mrs C (March 2022)

Thank you again for the safe arrival and assembly of the furniture. [My wife] was delighted to come home and see it all in place and looking magnificent. Your lads were simply of the highest excellence as always.

 

Mr & Mrs W (March 2022)

This is the second time we have used Ede Brothers. Once again we are very happy with the service and level of attention throughout, which made our move go smoothly. We felt that the quotation for removal and packing was thorough and would involve no unexpected or unforseen extra surprises on the day, which there weren’t. The team were very well prepared for loading and unloading, getting the transport into place at both ends with minimal fuss. Sophie in the office kept us updated between exchange and our move date, and was helpful in answering any questions and getting in contact. On the day, the team arrived when they said they would and quickly packed up whilst we cleaned as each room was cleared. All the team were courteous, professional and careful with our belongings. No breakages! The move went smoothly and was the least stressful part of the whole moving process. I have no hesitation in recommending the Ede Brothers team.

 

Mr T (February 2022)

Sophie and Lee worked tirelessly to arrange and rearrange moving dates to fit in with the chain of people and solicitors involved.
Their team were magnificent and went above their job with never a moan and handled all my property with care and not one item was broken or mislaid. Apart from supplying tea and coffee I was happy to step back and leave it all to them.

 

Mr B (February 2022)

Please pass on our huge thanks to the wonderful team.  It was a really great day with a great team and a pleasure to work with you all again.

 

Mrs L (February 2022)

Dealing with the Ede team for a second time was a complete delight. They were efficient, did exactly what they said they would do, and were a pleasure to work with as part of our move. Working across 3 days, the team packed, moved and then unpacked us into our new home. Nothing was broken, everything went where it needed to go, it was a brilliant service, brilliantly delivered.

Mr L (January 2022)

If you are going to move you need to use Ede Brothers. They are amazing. They are so professional and make the move fun, removing any stress. If I ever move again I will be using Ede Brothers and no one else.
 

 

Mr & Mrs S (December 2021)

Ede Bros took care of everything so quickly it was unbelievable. [They] were friendly, flexible, hard working, efficient and a pleasure to work with – given we spent 2 days with them and had to manage our family around them they were great fun with the kids and managed to exceed our expectations on timeframes. On the day of the move they were upbeat, prepared, punctual and unpacked everything without any issues – listening to our changing decisions and providing reassurance and support for everything. We have spent a few weeks unpacking and found everything marked up, in a logical way, in the right rooms and brilliantly and caringly wrapped in tissue paper and boxes. We couldn’t recommend Ede Bros enough and now know why we were recommended to use them! The team clearly had a mixture of long standing and strong relationships and younger team members who got along with each other which came across and made for an even better service. Thank you

 

 

Ms A & Ms B (December 2021)

Ede Brothers were absolutely fantastic, from our first discussions with Lee, through to when the very last box was unloaded into our new home.  The team were highly professional, careful to ensure everything was packed well, and happily took into account any specific needs we had with our belongings and the move.  Carrying out the packing and removals over three days really helped to make it a calm and (relatively!) less stressful process. We were so glad we chose them to manage the move and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anybody.

 

 

Mr & Mrs D (November 2021)

“Ede’s were amazing! They were highly organised, professional, arrived on time, cheerful, polite, helpful and they never complained when I decided I wanted a piece of furniture in a different place or 2! On delivery to our new home, they worked incredibly hard to unload our belongings, after a long journey too. Thank you Ede’s, you were brilliant. I would definitely recommend you.”

Mr & Mrs D (November 2021)
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British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
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