Business Moves Group (BMG) is the UK’s dedicated office and commercial relocation change management company, offering high quality solutions to organisations across the UK from our offices in Reading, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Scotland and London. We offer a ‘Minimum Disruption’ service to clients, ensuring zero business downtime. We live and breathe business moves and changes.

Our approach is to, where possible, use materials, products and the removal and storage techniques that have a reduced impact on the environment. We use Samson Carts to decrease the space taken up in vehicles, which in turn reduces the number of vehicles we need. We also partner with Enva to report on weight and content of loads, as well as carbon emissions. All of this data informs our CSR portal for sustainability reporting, giving us benchmarks and a route to achieving our goals.


Business Moves Group has worked with Allianz since 2013 on numerous workplace change and furniture management projects.

One project was an office clearance in Birmingham. The firm wanted to adapt some of its conventional office space to meet the needs of its new hybrid working model.

The key objective of the project was to avoid sending any items to landfill. Chairs and tables were refurbished and given to local start-ups, while other furniture, white goods and televisions were donated to local schools.

All power packs and other modular items were repurposed and sent to be used at other Allianz offices.

We provided a full report after the project to detail exactly where every item went and the life cycle of any materials that were recycled. This helps Allianz to meet its ESG goals as well as support the local community.

Newcastle College

Business Moves Group worked closely with the Newcastle College and its ISS contract manager partner to create the most sustainable and commercially viable solution for the clearance of redundant furniture and equipment within the old Van Hee building.

A detailed marketing campaign was put together for all the redundant equipment including catering equipment, gym equipment, fridges and display units, laboratory items, and canteen furniture. The result was extremely successful, with BMG selling 210 items on behalf of the college.

90 items were donated to various charity partners, keeping costs low and carbon emissions to a minimum for ISS and Newcastle College, while also contributing to their social value commitments.

We were able to find solutions to clear every single item from the building that was not commercially beneficial, saving the client an incredible 70% of the forecasted costs to deliver the project.


Business Moves Group has supported the firm with projects at four of its UK sites.

In December 2021 a BMG team of nine helped Ramboll move to a new office. This included moving 48 desks, 86 chairs, 15 crates and IT equipment.

In March 2022 we moved 24 height-adjustable desks, 30 chairs and 34 monitors as part of an office relocation. We also helped to clear out remaining items from the old office – some went into storage and some were recycled.

We supported the relocation by moving 112 desks, 112 chairs, 80 crates, and miscellaneous items such as office supplies, cleaning items and kitchenware. After the move was completed, BMG went to the old office to complete the clearance. This included taking furniture into storage and to recycling centres.

The workplace change project was delivered over a weekend in March 2023. That meant that the office did not need to close, and staff were able to return on Monday to a new modern office.
To achieve this timeline we had a team of 14 onsite to dismantle, load and recycle 96 desks, and a separate team of 14 to rebuild the new sit-stand desks and to install 27 lockers units.

Legal & General

We have been supporting Legal & General for 18 months, so the firm came straight to BMG when it needed support with an office refurbishment. The whole of the eight-storey building was being refurbished; Legal & General needed support with furniture management and setting up a phased approach so that work could take place without causing major disruption to building occupants.

As with every project that we work on, our goal is to avoid landfill. The reuse of items resulted in a carbon saving of more than 18,000kgO2e. The monetary value of storing and reusing items was £22,000, sold items generated £5,000 and donated items were worth £4,500.