Established in 1921 as an upholstery business in Fulham

After moving to Twickenham, Albert Edward Rumsey and his staff grew the business to include removals as they were frequently called upon to transport sofas, chairs and general furniture.

Demand for removals grew rapidly and Rumsey eventually moved the focus of the business to removals and storage. In those early days the first company vehicle was a humble 'coster' barrow used to transport items of furniture from the shop through the streets of London.

Who We Are Today

Now operating from two modern warehouses in Richmond, holding over 650 storage containers, running a fleet of 10 modern pantechnicon vehicles and employing close to 30 staff members, Rumsey & Son is a renowned market leader and facilitates removals of all sizes both nationally and internationally.

Our experience has also seen us branch out into antique and fine arts transport and we are proud of our 25-year association with the major auction houses.

Our expertise has led to involvement in many high profile “single owner” sales, including:

  • Removal of effects from Elton John's Holland Park home
  • Collection of items from the late Sir John Gielgud's home in Wooton Underwood
  • Removal of property belonging to the late Viscount Leverhulme - the soap entrepreneur and founder of Lever Brothers - from Thornton Manor estate on the Wirral
  • Moving an eclectic mix of guitars, gold discs and plaster cast fish belonging to the late John Entwhistle, bass guitarist with The Who
  • Collection of the possesions of violin vistuoso Yehudi Mehuin, including a concert grand piano from a fourth floor window using a ten tonne crane

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