TFM operate throughout Essex, and we are much more than a Local Removals Company. We specialise in UK-wide and European Removals, Storage, and Worldwide Shipping. Our business is moving you, wherever you are, to wherever you want to go!
Members of the British Association of Removers and fully insured. We can supply cartons and materials or carry out your packing and dismantling.
Storage containers brought to your door and loaded by our experienced team. Protective materials included. Fully insured. Daily storage charges.
Worldwide Removals / Shipping
To most worldwide destinations. Flexibility to ship single items or complete homes. Packing and export wrapping included. All paperwork prepared.
Estimated and managed to guarantee minimum down time and disruption to your business. All crates and labels required are included.
TFM can move any specialist equipment from safes to large machinery. We have the expertise, experience, specialist vehicles and equipment.
In Burnham on Crouch in our lit, fenced and secure yard located on an industrial estate. Container storage from £1.90 per day.
As a family run storage and removals business TFM ‘The Furniture Men’ was established in 1992 and has been growing successfully ever since. Nearly 25 years later, the passion and drive to firmly establish our organically grown business as one of the most respectable storage and removals companies in Essex, has seen us achieve our goal. That on-going passion is what differentiates our business from many others. Our closely-knit team pride themselves on their friendly but highly professional approach to all the services we offer. Our relationship with all of our customers is absolutely paramount to us all.
In addition to TFM having more than two decades of experience, we are also members of the British Association of Removers and FEDEMAC and are committed to ensuring that our trained and professional staff maintain, at all times, the high level of care to both property and your possessions.
Meet The Team
Adam “Dachshund” Coleman
Growing up he spent Saturdays and school holidays learning what it takes to be a removal man and has completed courses in export wrapping, packing fine china and glass and moving specialist furniture. In his early twenties Adam passed a driving license allowing him to drive our 44 ton lorry and trailers.
Adam is the complete removal man and has patiently helped his two younger brothers and other young members of the TFM team as they learn the ropes of removals, earning his nicknames of Dachshund due to his very long body and short legs, or Larry, cos he really is as happy as.
Chloe “Pint sized” Brockwell
Chloe has now secured a full time job with TFM and looks after our storage accounts, our daily removals accounts and helps to answer the phone to new customers.
Be warned, although Chloe is the only person working for TFM who is shorter than Ralph, nobody here would dream of arguing with her…………apart from perhaps Nick
Harry “The Sniff” Davies
He has known Adam and Josh since before he could walk so is part of the family. Harry started by learning basic manual handling and how to lift and handle furniture and boxes. He has completed courses in packing and export wrapping and more recently a course in estimating. TFM have also helped him pass his driving test so he now visits potential customers to offer them estimates for their forthcoming removals.
Perhaps the only problem with Harrys career choice is his allergy to cats and dogs meaning on certain removals he does struggle with a runny nose………
Jamie “Snake Man” Bird
Already having removals experience before joining TFM, Jamie brought his own knowledge and has since taken courses to fine tune his ability to export wrap furniture, pack china and glass and dismantle and re-assemble furniture.
Like many removal men Jamie is a unique character and has a collection of freezers and reptiles second to none…
Jamie “No Mates” Johal
His nickname therefore is very unfair but has was given to him when he first worked for TFM some years ago because of his mother, the legendary Debbie No Mates, and it has stuck ever since.
James “Jim” Page
He has previously driven lorries around Europe and is an experienced driver of lorries and trailers – very handy when getting our larger rigs into tight housing estates and small villages around Britain and Europe!
Jim has learnt the art of packing a complete household into a lorry, and has been on courses to learn export wrapping and packing of china and glass.
Joshua “Mini Me” Coleman
Josh has been on courses learning how to estimate removals and has recently taken and passed his Certificate of Professional Competence in International Road Haulage and is now the transport manager for TFM.
Josh is also short, can be grumpy and argumentative and is regularly confused on the phone for his father, even by Tricia, but says he is nothing like his Dad
Kes “Little Man” Murphy
At 6’ 1” he towers over (in a gangly way) some of the other guys, but he is quiet and respectful in his manner…not that he has much choice with two older brothers to keep him in line.
Kes enjoys the camaraderie and team spirit that TFM is built upon, and what better way to start out in the world of employment than learning the ropes from your family.
Nic “Norman” Young
Thanks to this, Nic is quickly growing into an asset in the TFM team and is soon to go on a course run by the British Association of Removers to learn about packing and export wrapping.
Nick has surprised us all with his hidden talents such as flicking and catching 16 beer mats and is renowned for his never ending chat during long journeys in the lorries. He has been offered a full time job at the end of his apprenticeship and we are proud of another home grown member of the team.
Ralph “Little Bear” Coleman
In equal measure his pig headed stubbornness, short legs, anal attention to detail, vision and absolute commitment to excellent customer service has driven TFM toward his goal.
Lucky enough to have his sons working with him, he enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge knowing that the next generation are there to help him continue to drive TFM forward.
Rita “Nanny” Coleman
Growing up as a butchers daughter during and after the war, and later running pubs with her husband Michael, Rita knew that for a business to succeed hard work was essential. The time she spent as a PA in London taught her good office management and in the early years at TFM she ran the office, answered the phones and kept the books up to date.
Now, there is a third generation of the family working at TFM and Rita can be proud of what she helped to start.
Thank you Nanny Rita…….
Tricia “Don’t darling a darling, darling” Coleman. RMH Dip. HE. BSc. Hons. MSc.Dist.
Tricia helps out when she can, in the office and behind the scenes, and is often able to give the view of a customer to a heated debate. Sometimes removal men forget just how specialist their knowledge is and might think some details seem obvious…..well Tricia is there to put them straight.
Also known as ‘step mom” she is tolerant of Ralph’s total commitment to the business and often has to ‘take a backseat’ while he gives his attention to his first love. (TFM of course……)
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April 30, 2015
Your European removal specialistMany people from the UK are making the move to Europe thanks to the EU. The Union makes it far easier for people to move, purchase a property and secure a job in a foreign country. To deal with the increased frequency of moves, removal experts have had...
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April 28, 2015
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April 27, 2015
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Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help with the move. You and your men made everything a lot easier for me.
Excellent service. On time and very professionally carried out. A real positive experience.
Thank you so much for all your help. You were brilliant and I know you put yourselves out for us. You were great.
Burnham Business Park,
Burnham on Crouch,
Please do call us if you have any questions
Burnham-on-Crouch and Maldon 01621 786 110
Chelmsford 01245 570 060
Benfleet and Basildon 01268 840 048
Brentwood and Billericay 01277 790 069