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Southport’s longest established continually operating Household & Commercial Removal & Storage Company

Established in 1961, John McDowell Removals & Storage Ltd of Southport have been moving and relocating customers’ furniture and effects both locally and across the UK for 50 years. Our reputation has been built on reliability, courtesy and professional conduct as well as continuity and personal attention to our customers.

John McDowell Removals and Storage Ltd is currently run by David Gregory who started work at the company in 1981 as an employee and is still heavily involved in working on the vehicles on a daily basis. David will be happy to call and see you to provide and assessment and price for your move at no obligation and will give any advice he can to assist your enquiry over the telephone.

•Our polite, friendly and competent staff are all CRB checked and fully experienced in packing and moving furniture whether in the Southport area or across the UK.We are also fully trained in pre-packing and preparing furniture and effects to export standard for overseas shipping. We are particularly skilled in moving antiques and fine art.

•We offer a full or part packing service, depending on our customers’ needs and requirements. We are happy to advise those wishing to pack themselves and can provide all the materials necessary to assist with the move.We also offer an export wrap and pack service to customers who wish to arrange their own transportation overseas and can arrange to pack any containers or vehicles that you may wish to hire yourself.

•We are fully insured for the packing and transportation of your possessions, and during our presence whilst at work in your home.

•We offer a secure, CCTV monitored and patrolled household storage facility where goods can be stored on a short or long term basis, either conventionally or in industry approved storage containers.

John McDowell Removals Ltd can also arrange shipping to any part of the world and our contacts enable us to assist with customs clearance whatever the port of entry.

Whether your moving home or relocating your business we have the expertise, experience and solutions you will need to help and assist it to run with the minimum of inconvenience.
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February 'Boxed Off'

Posted Tuesday 19 Mar 2013 03:10 PM
February started annoyingly with a cancelled job first week at less than 48 hours notice as someone 'had pulled out of the sale'. How you do that at such short notice without paying a financial penalty to the poor vendors is still a source of great mystery to me.
A few of our local solicitors were having a shift around in their offices and we were contracted to undertake a few internal moves to assist them with their plans. Quite a few people on the move this month which is great as it shows that properties are still selling despite what we read. People asking for quotes in readiness for moves towards March and Easter time too. Good sign for Spring and Summer months if people are already asking for quotes this early in the year. Let's hope this is the case as we took delivery of 1750 cartons and other packing materials this month in readiness. Ended the month on a high going to the wedding of two great friends, Paul and Rebecca. . . Congratulations (told you I'd give you a mention on my blog !!)

Good Start to 2013

Posted Tuesday 19 Mar 2013 02:43 PM
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New Year Resolution 2013

Posted Thursday 17 Jan 2013 10:53 PM

W/C 15th Oct 2012.

Posted Wednesday 24 Oct 2012 09:30 PM

Big Bucks and Beautiful Butties W/C 1st Oct 2012

Posted Wednesday 24 Oct 2012 09:10 PM
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Let down by others but still an amazing FEET ? W/C 24th Sept 2012

Posted Monday 15 Oct 2012 08:38 PM
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Bradford,Balconies and Basements W/C 17th Sept 2012

Posted Monday 15 Oct 2012 08:23 PM

Auf Wiedersehen Pet !!

Posted Monday 10 Sep 2012 08:55 PM

False Starts and no Gold Medals !!! W/C 30th July and 6th August

Posted Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 03:39 PM

Is it Safe ??? W/C 23rd July 2012

Posted Sunday 29 Jul 2012 08:24 PM
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54 Review(s) so far

Stress free and Professional

Posted Thursday 28 Jun 2018 09:36 PM
Dear Dave, a very big thank you to you, Steve and Jamie for moving us to
our new home last week. You were all so professional and helpful,
nothing was too much trouble for you. Steve did a great job of the
packing for us, everything was done with great care. You even removed
the unwanted items the previous owners left behind. You provided a
wonderful service and you all helped to make our move as stress free as
Many thanks
Steve & Wendy

Fantastic Service - June 2017

Posted Thursday 08 Jun 2017 07:39 AM
Thank you Dave, Steve & Charlie for making the move go so smoothly. Steve packed everything very carefully. Nothing was too much trouble and the teams hard work and efficiency was very much appreciated. You all made the experience so much easier for us - thank you. Steve & Wendy B local

First class service

Posted Tuesday 04 Apr 2017 06:23 PM
Dear Dave,
Thank you for a first class service and such considerate help,which is appreciated.
Mr P.T (Cornwall) April 2017

Cheerful Assistance

Posted Sunday 04 Sep 2016 11:22 AM
Thank you for all your cheerful assistance and packing.
You are a wonderful Removal Team !
Sister M. S.
Southport to Newburgh Sept 2016

hard work and efficiency - June 2016

Posted Wednesday 29 Jun 2016 07:42 PM
Hi Dave,
Thank you very much for all the work you did clearing the house for us on Monday.
We appreciate the hard work and efficiency of your team.
Thanks also for the assistance disconnecting the washing machine.
Kind regards
Jane and family

It has been a great pleasure

Posted Wednesday 01 Jun 2016 09:21 PM
Dear Dave,

I just wanted to let you know that our goods were delivered yesterday. Jean and I were very satisfied with the removers. They kept us well informed of their arrival time and they were very helpful and pleasant.
Everything was well packed and nothing was damaged.

It has been a great pleasure dealing with you during the last 7 years. You are a true professional in the way you organise the most complex moves with speed, efficiency and understanding.

A big thank you,
Very best regards,
Southport to Fontainebleau France via storage

A Great Service - May 2016

Posted Wednesday 25 May 2016 06:22 PM
With thanks for a great service - A good bunch of lads !!
Best wishes and kind regards
Mr A.C. Co Durham to Southport via Storage


Posted Wednesday 09 Mar 2016 06:28 PM
Hi Dave,
Just a little note to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your wonderful team for making my move so easy and actually quite enjoyable !
All three chaps were fantastic,so helpful and kind. Please pass my thanks on to them all.
I would certainly recommend you to anybody. Thanks again,
Sally M & Daisy dog.
Liverpool to Formby February 2016

Thanks for all your help.

Posted Monday 22 Feb 2016 09:34 PM
Dear David,

The move went really smoothly and your removal men were great both with the move and with my parents.
Thanks for all your help.
Mrs L.H. Parents moving to a local retirement property Feb 2016

February 2016....Made it look so easy !

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016 05:40 PM
Hi dave,
Thanks so much to you and your team for all you did before the move and during.
Really, you guys made it look easy ( pretty sure that takes a lot of hard work ! ).
Anyway take care and see you soon. L & D.

Mr & Mrs N. local move.

Great Job

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016 05:35 PM
Many thanks for your efficient service on January 11th.

Regards Paul.

Mr P.O. Local move

August 2015

Posted Wednesday 12 Aug 2015 06:45 PM
Only one word can describe the service provided by Dave and his team.
::::: EXCEPTIONAL :::::
Many thanks for making our moving home trouble free. we highly recommend them.

Returning Customer

Posted Wednesday 12 Aug 2015 12:05 PM
Dear Dave,

Great job again,
Dr A. M. Bolton to Shropshire July 2015

Well Done

Posted Wednesday 12 Aug 2015 12:01 PM
Thank you for a job so very well done.
Mr J.C.F. Southport July 2015

Courteous and Friendly

Posted Wednesday 12 Aug 2015 11:58 AM
Dear Dave,
Thank you so much for everything. I cannot praise you too highly. You and your staff made the move as stress free as possible and all conducted in a courteous and friendly manner.
Thanks again.
Mrs S. J. Birkdale

First Class service and courteous with it

Posted Thursday 09 Jul 2015 07:59 AM
Dear Dave and team thank you so much for going the extra mile with my Mother's move to her new home - she is absolutely delighted (as I am ) with the impeccable attention to detail and thoroughly professional manner and personable approach to the whole exercise - nothing was too much trouble - thank you so much.

Kind & Professional

Posted Sunday 15 Mar 2015 11:28 AM
Dear Dave & Team,
Thank you for dealing with the clearing of Dad's house for me.
You made an awful task bearable by being so kind and professional.

Claire G. Churchtown, Southport, March 2015.

Super Job

Posted Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 10:49 AM
Hello Dave,

It was great to meet you and your colleagues the other day.
Thank you for coming early and doing such a super job.

Kind regards

Richard (March 2015)

Big move made easy by a TOP Team

Posted Tuesday 06 Jan 2015 10:14 PM
We made the crazy decision to move house the day before new years eve, Christmas time, we must have been mad l and at times thought we were going mad before the day itself.

We have used Dave Gregory and team before when we moved back to Southport from Hale in Cheshire and that time and this they were nothing short of amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, they were so calm, personable and ultimately used their expertise to take our stress and worry away.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and when we eventually buy our new house we would not use anyone else.

Guys, I can't thank you enough.
Damian & Kerry

A Professional Job

Posted Monday 18 Aug 2014 02:38 PM
Thank you for the professional job you did for us regarding the property.
We won't hesitate to use your services again.

Yours sincerely
Mrs H.C. Churchtown

A good Job

Posted Monday 18 Aug 2014 02:36 PM
Dear David,
Thank you for doing such a good job,please feel free to use us as a reference anytime.

Best wishes

Mr & Mrs A.M. Southport to Bedford

Professional Service

Posted Thursday 10 Jul 2014 05:29 PM
Many thanks to Dave Gregory and his very pleasant team for a professional and well organised job carried out in great spirit. 180 boxes of library books moved from Crosby to Southport in record time! We really appreciate your very considerate quote and would not hesitate to recommend you to other prospective customers.
Julie (on behalf of North Meols Library Association)


Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014 07:50 AM
Thank you to you and your staff for helping mum's move go smoothly.She very much appreciated your professionalism and for clearing the garage too.
Yours sincerely Christine S.
Banks to Storage.

April 2014

Posted Wednesday 07 May 2014 05:06 PM
Many thanks for an excellent service.
John & Sue Has.
Burscough to Southport

What a great team

Posted Sunday 04 May 2014 11:44 AM
Dave Gregory and his team have just done a job for us in moving items ( lots of them) from my cousins home in Southport and actually clearing the house. Dave took charge and his professional manner made our life so easy. It was good to be able to rely on him and let him take the strain!
If you need to do any house removals or clearance then this is the firm for you!
The other thing you will be delighted to know is just how cost friendly John McDowell Removals are, I have just paid the bill for loads of work and it was pleasingly less we expected.
THanks Dave!

Robert & Annie Winchurch

Staff are amazing

Posted Wednesday 30 Apr 2014 06:37 PM

First of all apologies for not sending this sooner. I wanted to say a massive thank you to the 3 lovely guys who moved us on the 10th April to Cornwall Way. We couldn't fault them and I would not hesitate in recommending you. They really are an asset to your company. Please will you pass on my comments to them.

Mrs A. McN Local move April 2014

Excellent !!

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2014 01:20 PM
Thank you very much for an excellent service !!
Mr & Mrs G.F. Southport to Chelmsford Feb 2014

You and your team are so professional

Posted Sunday 09 Feb 2014 03:21 PM
I would just like to say how grateful Christine and I are that our friend gave us your number. You and your team are so professional and that humour helps. Thank you for your help with our move. You took a lot of stress out of a five month period.

Mr and Mrs S.C.H
Lancashire to Hampshire via Storage.

Removals and after sales service fantastic

Posted Wednesday 29 Jan 2014 11:49 AM
Dave, once again thank you so much for our removals and for storing and delivering our wardrobe safely and arranging assembly. You and your team made our move painless and your after sales service was fantastic. I hope we don't have to move again any time soon but should we need to we are sure who to call. Many thanks again.

Mr & Mrs B Southport to Birkdale

Professional, Efficient and Stress Free

Posted Wednesday 29 Jan 2014 11:43 AM
Hi Dave,

My Aunt and I would to THANK YOU and your team for the professional,efficient and stress free move you provide for my Aunt, myself and her family. I will certainly highly recommend you to family and friends.



Efficient and Careful

Posted Sunday 20 Oct 2013 10:02 AM
Dear Sirs,

I would just like to thank you for the efficient and careful way you dealt with my furniture and effects.

Mrs V.C. (Birkdale)

Fantastic Job

Posted Tuesday 08 Oct 2013 02:18 PM
To Dave and team, thank you for your brilliant service and good humour moving us from Ainsdale to Cheadle Hulme. Nothing was too much trouble and you even put all the boxes in the loft after a very tiring day and being very wet! We really couldn't have asked for better, thanks very much and would definitely recommend you, Helen and Roger. October 2013

Staff are fantastic

Posted Sunday 06 Oct 2013 01:14 PM
Enter your comments hereThank you very much for the removals, packing and transfers from mum's.
Your staff are fantastic and what a great job they have done.Thanks also for coming in at short notice.I wouldn't hesitate to use your firm again and have been singing your praises to friends.

Great Job !

Posted Sunday 06 Oct 2013 01:11 PM
What a great job everybody did. A real help to me and the family. Many many thanks especially to the 2 packers of the boxes on the Friday.

Mr A.B. Aughton to Southport

Fantastic Service

Posted Thursday 03 Oct 2013 03:18 PM
Great bunch of guys, extremely professional and hard working. Move went super smoothly from Cheshire to Southport. Thanks boys. Highly recommend


Posted Saturday 20 Jul 2013 04:08 PM
Dear David,

Thanks again for making the moving day go so smoothly.

Ms C.C.

Manchester to Southport
June 2013

Excellent Service

Posted Saturday 20 Jul 2013 03:58 PM
Very many thanks for your excellent service. Please pass on to your staff our grateful thanks for the manner in which they made our removal so easy to manage. As for the packing, not a single item was damaged !

Best wishes

K.M. (Churctown)

Great Service

Posted Friday 22 Mar 2013 05:12 PM
Many thanks Dave to yourself and the team for a great service on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mrs M.C. Formby to Crosby and Stockport
March 2013

Thanks again for making the day run so smoothly

Posted Tuesday 19 Mar 2013 11:06 AM
Our move could not have gone any more smoothly. Dave and his team worked very efficiently, taking great care with all our belongings. Their good humour also helped to make the day less stressful! We would highly recommend John McDowell Removals.
Drs PJ & M Hughes

Fabulous Service

Posted Thursday 17 Jan 2013 09:20 PM
We had a complex move. We left Southport in July. As we were downsizing, half our furniture went to our son in Rochester. As our new house was not ready, we went to live in a caravan and Dave Gregory and his team put everything into storage where it remained for six months.
It has now been delivered.
I can't fault the service which has been exceptional at every stage. They respected the property and the contents at both ends 100% and, above all, did it with a smile and a sense of humour. If you are moving in, to or from Southport, you don't need to look for anyone else. Five stars.

Such a Nice Team

Posted Monday 15 Oct 2012 08:12 PM
Dear David,
Many thanks to all for the hard work,it was a pleasure to have such a nice team to do the job.
Do let us know if you are back South and pop in and see us.

Thanks very much.

Posted Monday 03 Sep 2012 07:27 PM
Dear Mr Gregory, Thank you very much for all your assistance in our move to Kendal. Steven and Mark were superb. Again with thanks, Jean Warburton.

Excellent Service

Posted Saturday 21 Jul 2012 01:39 PM
Thank you very much.
Excellent Service, I would recommend you without hesitation.
Mr J.H. Ainsdale to Royston, Herts, July 2012

Thank you Guys !

Posted Wednesday 18 Jul 2012 09:44 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help getting us moved at the weekend........Thanks again for your help.

J.B. Crosby, Liverpool

Excellent Service

Posted Wednesday 11 Jul 2012 10:50 PM
Many thanks for the excellent service, moving furniture from Mum's flat in Churchtown.

Thank You

Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 12:02 PM
Thank you very much for all your help and making the removal go so smoothly despite the rain. All the men were so cheerful and made things seem so easy; nothing was too much trouble for them. Please pass on our thanks.

Mrs V.S. Ainsdale


Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 12:02 PM
Thank you for the excellent service

Mr M.S. Southport to Liverpool

Many Thanks

Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 12:01 PM
We would like to say many thanks for our house contents removal. Your staff worked very efficiently and no damage caused and we were impressed with the whole operation. Thank you so much.

Mr A.S. and Mrs D.S. Southport to Exeter


Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 12:01 PM
We will have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody we are in contact with in Southport.

Thank you so much for a really good service,
Mr A.W. and Mrs J.W. Southport to Cumbria

Great Job

Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 12:00 PM
The lads did a great job getting everything to the 10th floor. Thanks for your help in doing a good job.

Mr D.P. Southport (via storage)

To Dave & the Gang

Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 12:00 PM
Just wanted to express my thanks for all your hard work on my move, Thank you!

Dr C.G. Crosby to Liverpool


Posted Friday 06 Jul 2012 11:59 AM
Do not hesitate to contact us for a recommendation we cannot thank you enough.

Mrs J.S.C. Southport to Bedfordshire

Our House Move

Posted Wednesday 04 Jul 2012 04:00 PM
Thank you so much for your services to move us to Colby, near Appleby.

Although it was so hot (unbelievable, but it was) Dave, Steve, Mark and Carl were brilliant over the two days. We have a very difficult access and how Steve managed to reverse down that steep slope and then the 100 yards to the house, I will never know! Nothing was too much trouble for them all, and when they left we felt quite organised and settled.
Everything was in place before they left, despite the fact that they had a long drive back home. A really nice touch was that Dave visited us in Norwood Crescent the night before to make sure that we were ready to go. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody we are in contact with in Southport.

Thank you so much for a really good service,

Yours sincerely,

Tony and Jean Wright



Posted Wednesday 04 Jul 2012 12:15 PM
I found John McDowell Removals to be the most reliable, friendly and competitively priced firm throughout the area. The were prompt and took great care of all my belongings. Thanks guys for all your help!
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