J. A Coles Moving & Storage is owned and operated by the Jeakins family, who have been working in the industry since 1890. Today our company is devoted to domestic and commercial removals, moving goods and contents for satisfied customers all over the world.

The Jeakins family have worked in removals and transport dating back to the 1890s when G. W. Jeakins set up the firm as a carter in Hoxton, London. In 1974 D. J. Jeakins bought the company and incorporated the brand J. A. Coles.

Over the years the business has expanded from the domestic removals market into the international moving market. Our modern fleet of 20 vehicles and 10 trailers still carry the traditional and distinctive red and blue livery and can regularly be spotted providing removals, packing and storage to households across London, the UK and Europe.

“As a family business we approach every move like it’s our own, whether moving home or business.”


As a family run business we have been successfully taking care of families for over 40 years: we treat clients as if they are members of our own family. We understand the stresses of moving and we aim to overcome them with our patient and knowledgeable approach.

Over the years our processes and procedures have been developed to help you move efficiently and affordably, whether you are moving up the road or to the other side of the world. Our moving teams can provide as much or as little help with your pre-removal preparations as you like. And, because our fleet of vehicles includes small vans all the way up to articulated lorries, we can cater to every house move no matter how big or small.

We are proud of our achievements and enjoy working with clients who return to us years later, safe in the knowledge that any issue, no matter how small, is given our full attention so they can enjoy an affordable and hassle-free move.


From a carter in Hoxton, North London in the 1890’s to an international overseas moving company, we have devoted 120 years to the moving industry.


With the help of our network of long established, tried and trusted destination partners we can offer a vast range of removals and storage services in London and all the major cities of the world.

– Local & Domestic Moves
– National & European Moves
– Worldwide Moves
– Expert Packing
– Piano & Safe Removals
– Office Relocations
– Distribution Services
– Storage
– Insurance

“Our experienced team of professional movers enable us to deliver a great service every time.”

Luton Van with tail lift (6 metres long)

7.5 tonne truck with tail lift (8 metres long)

7.5 tonne removal van (8 metres long)

18 tonne removal truck (11 metres long)

13 metre articulated vehicle

15 metre articulated vehicle


J.A.Coles provides moving and storage services from offices across the UK in London, Manchester and Essex…


1 Norman Road, Rangemoor Industrial Area, London N15 4ND

Telephone: 020 8808 9151

Manchester Warehouse

Unit 3C, East Tame Business Park, Rexcine Way, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 4GX


Unit 3, Mill Farm Estate, Whalebone Lane North, Romford, Essex RM6 5QX

Telephone – 020 8597 5819

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