The Ancillary Services which prove to be invaluable when moving overseas.

Galleon International persistently respond to new challenges which present themselves within an ever-evolving world. Subsequently, we pride ourselves on being equipped to deliver a personal and bespoke approach to relocation. Our uniquely tailored services are adjusted and enhanced as required. Allowing us to support clients with ease through an overseas move. As the demands and processes involved in international moving characteristically continue to change. This can enhance already prominent apprehension about relocation.

Our promised efficiency and personal service aims to eliminate some of these concerns, namely, through the use of the ancillary services offered at Galleon International. We are able to smooth the transition of an individual having to leave their existing home hence lessening any concerns which surround the issue of global mobility.

Furthermore, outlined below are several of the invaluable ancillary services we provide which act to assure a seamless relocation. Protecting a client’s belongings and enforcing faultless organisation of what, for many, is an otherwise stressful process.

1. Customer case making:

Firstly, in order to safeguard those precious, sentimental and delicate items in transportation and forwarding. Each piece is precisely measured before a purpose made case is fashioned to fit comfortably around export wrapping.

2. Parking suspension:

With local councils in cities and towns applying their own enforcements and regulations. Galleon International will liaise on a client’s behalf.  In addition, we can book then appropriate space for our assigned vehicles over the necessary number of days. Thus, helping to ensure the move is conducted efficiently and without inconvenience.

3. External elevators:

Moving large furniture items out of a property can undoubtedly carry complications. Positioning an elevator at kerbside allows for loading from levels above ground floor. At Galleon International. We are able to utilise industry vetted and approved partners specialising in the placement and operation of this service to ensure total professionalism and quality of care.

4. “Maid-Service”

Moreover, Galleon International provides a personalised packing/unpacking service. Which can be provided as an aside from the management of the main move.

5. HandyMan Service

As part of the bespoke service provided by us, a tailored approach may be delivered through the provision of a HandyMan with extensive trade expertise and experience. To assist our team with the dismantling and re-assembly of furniture. Should anything require carpentry, plumbing or electrical work.

6. Moving Pets:

Finally, pets are an essential part to any family. For many, holding a degree of importance which extends far beyond any other belongings. The sensitive and careful handling of pets is consequently crucial and thus entrusted to industry renowned specialists who are familiar with breed, dietary requirements, and customs formalities for global relocation.

Therefore, get in touch with the team at Galleon International to find out how we can help your international move go without a hitch.

Avoid The Reduction of Employee Productivity During Corporate Relocation

The relocation process can create substantial distraction and a bit of disorder in terms of an employee’s focus. The reduction in employee productivity is likely to be noteable during corporate relocation. Although difficult to measure, is significant to any business. Therefore, several considerations should be made by from the company’s perspective as an effort to lessen this:

Leave sufficient planning time

It is unfortunately unavoidable sometimes due to circumstance that deadlines are notoriously tight when it comes to corporate relocation. It is important to ensure every necessary element of moving is completed within a given timeframe. Insufficient time given to employees to consider or plan their international relocation. Alongside the physical move can result in increased stress levels for the employee and therefore a reduction in productivity.

Families are a critical element of consideration in the process of corporate relocation.

Important information needs to be explained, not only in good time, but also to the appropriate people. The candidate, together with the employer, should be informed of all relevant details to ensure that there is no threat of critical information getting lost.

Appropriate assistance

As an employer, it is key that you give assistance where necessary regarding the issues surrounding international relocation.

The need to advise employees on their home requirements and assistance with home purchase is advised. Without this the employee may become hesitant to take part in the relocation.

However, the relevant documentation involved in a move, the moving surveys, packing and necessary storage you can leave to Galleon International! We keep both company and employer abreast of all the necessary information.

Consider Flexible Working Arrangements

Allowing the employee to work remotely when needed during relocation can offer huge benefits to productivity while your employee gets settled. You avoid the potential danger of an individual falling behind and the demand of their workload can be reduced hugely.

For more information on how Galleon International can help your business with corporate relocation and overseas removals. Get in touch today on 01708 868 068.

The Benefits of Using Corporate Relocation Services

Whether you need assistance with the process of international office relocation or simply need help with employees being given international assignments. Any corporate relocation process undoubtedly requires advanced, careful planning. Plus, it requires ongoing support to ensure a smooth transition. Our consultants at Galleon International provide professional knowledge and negotiation. In addition, they also provide a uniquely personal service. Easing the burden of relocation.

As an international moving company, Galleon understands that a trouble-free relocation process is crucial for your business. When employees and their families are able to settle down quickly into their new home and surroundings, this inevitably reduces the disruption to their work life. We can enhance efficiency by allowing the employee to focus on their professional priorities.

Galleon International is able to offer a service which provides the flexibility that is often limited due to work demands. We help organisations to achieve this smooth transition. Here are some of the benefits of using Galleon International for corporate relocation.

  • A ‘self-managed’ budget tool condenses all the available options for corporate relocation. It provides calculations to ensure that the moving process remains within budget and per the costs agreed.


  • A transparent approach with Galleon’s Cloud portal enables a company to interact directly with contracted suppliers. HR can, therefore, have full visibility and confidence that the relocation is progressing in accordance with the policy.


  • The use of Galleon’s ‘local orientation service’ will assist your employees who are not familiar with the area.


  • Galleon International offers a choice of either a home survey or a virtual survey via a smartphone or a tablet. It is, therefore, possible for employees to schedule a virtual survey at a time to suit them. This includes weekends and evenings. This benefits employers equally. It means time does not need to be scheduled away from the office in order to arrange a quote prior to the relocation.

Every element of an employee’s international relocation has been taken into consideration with Galleon International. To find out how we can help make the transition as smooth as possible contact us. Customers can get in touch today: + 44 (0) 1708 868 068

Top 5 Countries for Corporate Relocation

Every year more and more companies are expanding and looking to establish their business presence in other countries around the world. Especially in today’s economic climate. Market conditions abroad may mean more solid business growth for some.

While the United States is still the world’s top destination for corporate relocation. There are still many companies relocating employees to work in Europe and other parts of the globe. As an international moving company. Galleon International explore which countries come out on top when a company considers international relocation.

1. United States

Firstly, America’s business culture is known for it’s punctuality, enthusiasm and efficiency. The ideal place for international office relocation and the perfect opportunity for fresh business ideas and development. The U.S. also provides companies with a no value-added tax and a favorable exchange rate.

2. United Kingdom

Furthermore, the UK has a long history of being one of the healthiest economies. This is due to London being the financial centre of the nation and one of the big players globally. However, with the recent decision to leave the EU. It is likely to cause some uncertainty in the coming years.

3. Switzerland

In addition, Switzerland dominate the machinery, chemical and insurance industries. And have one of the world’s most stable economies and political systems. It is clearly an understandable choice for wanting to do business there. The country even achieved one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Along with very low unemployment rates.

4. Singapore

The APAC regional HQ for lots of western firms. Singapore revels in a consistent flow of corporate relocation every year. Renowned for being the at the heart of IT, software and business services and with low taxes and an efficient infrastructure. It’s understandable why it is so popular!

5. Netherlands

Finally, the Netherlands is a country that has historically been committed to neutrality, tolerance and global cooperation. As such, it may be due for a possible increase in corporate relocation following Brexit. The ideal place for international organisations.

How We Can Help

Galleon International support companies and employees with their corporate moving needs and overseas removals. Therefore, for more information on how we can help with your international relocation. Get in touch today on 01708 868 068 or email



Lump Sum and Traditional Corporate Relocation Options

When it comes to corporate relocation there is more than one way to assist your employees to their new assignments overseas.

Many companies will opt for either a traditional international relocation program; a lump sum option, or a combination of the two. The company’s option choice is often dependent on the circumstances and position of the transferee.

Lump Sum Relocation Option

Employees are given pre-determined funds to cover all aspects of their move and it then becomes entirely their responsibility; such as the shipping of goods to temporary housing. The transferee is solely in charge of the researching and obtaining of every service they require when moving overseas.

Problems can occur when the employee has no prior moving experience and so feels out of their depth; likewise for the employer.

HR and finance departments don’t have access to tracking or reporting. And so, as a result, they are unable to know whether their relocation policies are too generous. Consequently, the company could be paying too much or too little money than necessary.

Galleon International are at hand to provide support to the individual who has been given their lump sum. This will ensure that the process will run smoothly under the above circumstances.

Traditional Relocation Option

As a result of the traditional relocation option, our international moving company are able to be in charge of the company and employee situation.

With the regular feedback and reports from our experts, our company have peace of mind that the job is being done correctly. This shows that the transferee has the support they need for a successful move.

Traditional relocation programs tend to be used more frequently than lump sum options; this is because both parties feel more in control of the move.

However, there is a large percentage of companies that utilise a combined approach to suit the particular employee.

How Galleon International Can Help

Galleon International can assist with either option. This is true whether we deal direct with an individual and their lump sum or we deal with a company.

For more information on how we can help with your international relocation. Get in touch today on 01708 868 068 or email

How Our Corporate Moving Process Works

Since our establishment in 1980, Galleon International has aided numerous illustrious brands, companies and corporations in deploying employees overseas and ensuring a smooth transition in all aspects of this changeover period.

We understand that company’s responsible for these global relocations rarely have the time or specific knowledge in ensuring everything is put in place before, during and after the international relocation. That’s why Galleon International has a strategic and tailor-made approach to ensuring a seamless transition overseas.

A bespoke consultation with our professional Moving Surveyors

A successful move must begin with a thorough and professional survey to determine your company’s unique and specific requirements. Our highly-trained, in-house surveyors will put the essential groundwork in place for your move by undertaking a detailed assessment.

This survey includes an evaluation of aspects such as: the volume and nature of household goods and personal effects, concerns which need to be considered and any other specific requirements your business may have. Our surveyors will also ensure every detail of the process is covered, from transportation and shipping right through to required documentation and final delivery on the consignment. Our surveyors will then create an entirely bespoke time-plan and hand over to one of our dedicated Move Managers.

Assignment to a personal Galleon International Account Manager

Our dedicated Account Managers will direct and oversee the entire corporate moving process, from start to finish. This means your business and your employees will always have a direct point of contact throughout the move, who can help and deal with any enquiries you may have.

The moving process

While every company virtuaand employee is unique in their requirements, we have a highly strategic approach to ensuring the moving process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our Virtual Survey app can be used on your device, which allows you or your employees to simply point at the goods that need to be moved within a home or office and a quote will be sent to you within 24 hours.

We will then organise storage, transportation and professional packing of your goods. In this process, we also provide insurance packages that are most suited to your company, to ensure every eventuality is covered. All necessary documentation for the destination country will also be handled by our experts.

My Move Tracking System

We provide both assignees and employees with a unique log in and password which allows you to check the progress of your move 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our messaging facility within this tracking system also provides complete assurance of where your shipment is in its transit schedule.

Here at Galleon International, London we guide and support our valued clients through every step of an overs, priding ourselves on our fully bespoke, start-to-finish service and attention to detail. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch today on 01708 868 068 or email