The French Van Man

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The French Van Man have received many comments from clients, please see below a selection from the last 2 years.

Would I recommend and use Neil again? This is an emphatic yes! Neil was punctual, professional, polite and extremely helpful.All our items were moved from Essex, UK to Normandy, France as agreed and arrived intact and without any damage..Neil worked his socks off moving our items from his van to our house and was extremely pleasant and polite throughout.
Thank you very much Neil.


December 2018

Hi Neil.

Just to say thankyou very much for getting my stuff here so efficiently.
I am sorry that you had to do all the loading on your own.

I would certainly recommend you if I hear of anyone needing removal.


October 2018

In August I rented a van and brought a load of furniture as part of our move to south west France.  Whilst it went very smoothly we felt is was too much to do it again ourselves for the second run that was needed. 

So, with ease,  we found Neil and his website and decided to use him for our run based on the references from previous clients and of course the price quoted. Firstly the price was not much different from the costs incurred by doing it a run myself. More importantly though, was the service provided. It was second to none!   Times, dates etc. all as pre-arranged. Noted valuables were cared for, but then so was everything else.

I would be delighted to recommend and indeed if I needed Neil's services again I would not hesitate. However we will not be returning!

Mark S

October 2018

I liked Neil from the first time we spoke on the phone.  He is a complete professional in all what he does and had the courtesy to keep in touch, putting our minds at rest by calling to let us know he would be delayed owing to adverse weather conditions as he was transporting all our worldy goods not just to England from France, but to Northern Ireland - a feat in itself!  Not only that, Neil is a thoroughly nice guy, totally genuine, and my husband Rob and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.  A big thank you Neil, for we could not have done all this without you!

Rob and Gabrielle

October 2018

After settling down with all the furniture and boxes coming from France to London. I am getting a bit of time to write and thank you for your help to move us from Beausoliel to London.
Even though I called you up with such short notice, it was all organised perfectly in the end. You kept us informed of your route and the arrival time which was spot on. I think it is important to keep on track as moving is extremely stressful. You took away the worry and kept us at ease.
Finally the furniture all went to London spot on time. Everything gone up to the apartment in an hour. 
We are extremely pleased with your service and will highly recommend you to all our friends moving from France in the future.

John and Steve

October 2018

Hello Neil
Sorry for the delay- we’d like to submit our 5 star ⭐️ review. 
We thought that the service you offered and supplied was brilliant- at such a stressful time you stepped in and saved the day.
When we arrived at our destination to find all our belongings carefully stored was fantastic thank you so much.

Kind regards 

Linda and David Sutton

September 2018

We booked The French Van Man to take some belongings from the UK to Toulouse in August 2018. He provided an exemplary service from start to finish. Quick replies to emails. Prompt pick-up and delivery. Very friendly greeting on arrival. Thoroughly recommended.  


August 2018

We booked the French Van Man for a move from Toulouse to Derby.  During the run up to the move, they were very responsive and professional.  The move itself went very smoothly and quickly, and nothing was too much hassle.  Everything arrived in Derby on time and in perfect condition.  I had some valuable road bikes and guitars in the van, and they were given special care and attention to make sure no damage occurred during the move.

Overall an excellent service that I will be recommending to my friends.

Paul S.

August 2018

A huge thank you for your work over the past few days. Very professional service from start to finish. I would definitely recommend you to anyone considering removal of furniture between England and France.

It was a pleasure to meet you and I wish you all the best for your business in the future.


June 2018

We just wanted to say an enormous "thank you" for the removal service you recently provided us from our home in the UK to our home in France. Having found you through the internet we were obviously wary initially of what service you did provide but having read all the feedback that you have on your website we were assured. This coupled with your excellent professional communication before the removal enhanced our reassurance even further.
You handled the day of the move amazingly well, first finding our home and working with us in terms of a difficult access, all this being by the time you had stated you would arrive by. The fact that you then kept in contact with us throughout the transit of our possessions also provided us with so much reassurance. And then..... to arrive only two minutes after your ETA at our home in France was amazing. All our possessions arrived fully intact with no breakages and everything was exactly as we had seen it packed into the van in the UK.
Not only are you totally professional in how you run your business but you are also an amazing gentleman who it has been a privilege to have known. You are obviously so very professional, organised, thorough and care for your clients.
We would happily recommend you to anyone. You provide an amazing service and a fantastic moving experience. Thank you so much.
Mark and Helen

November 2017

It was an absolute dream to have Neil help me move from London to Paris last week. From my first enquiry, to the ongoing communications after the booking which were always incredibly swift and reassuring, and then the actual move, this was the most straightforward and stress-free move I've ever done. Neil even brought the move date forward when he had the availability, for my convenience. For bespoke door-to-door moves, without the hassle of itemised packing or detailed inventory lists, Neil offers an extremely competent, trustworthy and experienced service. I can't recommend Neil enough! 

Samantha Collins

October 2017 

We would like to thank Neil for his excellent, efficient and competent service taking all our belongings in two separate journeys form Béziers to Hastings. Whenever we contacted him, by e-mail or phone, he replied promptly and was always on time both ends. He was a great help to us​, unfazed by any problems we might have had and a pleasure to deal with.
We wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone moving to and from the UK.

Steve and Susanne

October 2017

Anne and I just wanted to thank you once again for the superb service you provided to us on our recent move from France back to the UK.
Our biggest worry about the move back was the removal itself, as we lived in a very narrow street in the centre of a small town in France, and were coming back to a small flat in the UK, so access was going to be a problem. You were able to park right outside our building in France, and your van was a bit like the Tardis, it took all our stuff with room to spare - all loaded in an hour! 
At the UK side, I still can't believe how you were able to get our big table through the window - my wife and I can just about lift it between us!
In short Neil, you arrived promptly on time at both the pick-up and delivery, you were the fastest worker I've ever seen, and you were a pleasure to deal with. Thank you again.

P.S. As I said to you at the time, you walk quicker than Anne and I run!

John Ferguson

September 2017

Neil was amazing. After being let down by a well known van removal company, Neil stepped in and made everything stress free. He arrived when he said he would, packed everything amazingly quickly and delivered it all to France. My worries over an extremely large mirror were needless, everything arrived safely. I would definitely recommend him. 

Jean C

June 2017

Neil is inspirational and thoroughly organised. I had looked into lots of other removal options but the reviews for The French Van Man were positive. Although a little more expensive than other companies, the extra cost was more than worth it. Neil provides a bespoke service which is geared towards meeting individual needs and he was able to work round our particular timings. The move was completely relaxed and stress free yet accomplished with military precision. Using the French Van Man is akin to using a trusted personal friend and it was an absolute pleasure to have him do the job. I have no hesitation in recommending him and he has contributed to the warm and fond memories of us moving from England to France. We moved from Chelmsford to Perpignan. It was an amazing experience. A thousand thanks to you Neil. 

David M

June 2017

Neil saved us!! After months of planning with a friend to move items over to Central France, we were let down just a week prior to going out.

I spent hours calling shipping agents etc and a call to Neil had him ringing me back at least 3 times that morning to offer some hope, irrespective of him already being busy with a client at the time. He came to us within the week and a week later arrived as planned at our front door in France to deliver. Neil is the REAL DEAL, period. Courteous, conscientious, calm and as honest as they come.. He's also ex.military (he's got the T-shirt!!) and in my personal experience, guys of his calibre (no pun) are sterling. They do what it says on the tin.

Thanks mate.

Mike and Deb

May 2017

From our very first enquiry over six months ago your very prompt response set the scene for your services... which have been nothing but completely and truly professional. We are really grateful to you for making everything such a smooth experience and especially for all your assistance in helping us to load and unload... everything in super quick time... with not even as much as a chip on a teacup. 

Ross and Neil

May 2017

Neil did a top job - fast, efficient and always calm. Communications with the office were always fast, pleasant and pain-free.

I will most definitely use this outfit for my next move.

Michael C.

May 2017

Neil offers an unrivalled service for anyone wanting to move their belongings to or from France. He helped us move from the Languedoc to Dorset and he was very professional throughout the process and was prepared to go the "extra mile" in order to please, yet is competitively priced. We would have no hesitation in recommending him or using him again.

Derek & Hilary, Dorset
April 2017

We were completely overwhelmed by the idea of packing up and getting all of our belongings from just outside of Paris to Dorset but Neil made the whole experience a breeze. He responded promptly to all of our many questions and kept us at ease during the whole process. We were updated with what time he would arrive at both ends and the whole move was done really quickly and efficiently and I believe it was a record unloading as our belongings were going into storage the whole van was emptied in 16 minutes!! We would highly recommend any one considering moving from France to the UK or vice-versa to use Neil and we would definitely use him again.
Many thanks and best of luck with the future

Dan and Kelly

February 2017

Just a note to say thank you very much for your help with our removal.
It was so easy, you were so helpful, prompt and efficient.
We will certainly recommend you to anyone wanting a move or part-move between France and the UK either way.
It was a pleasure to do business with you.

Judy Broadway

February 2017

Excellent service at a sensible price. Neil was both friendly and professional throughout collecting and delivering on time with no hassles. It was really helpful that he was able to store our goods for a short period prior to delivery. I would have no problems recommending him to others and would certainly use him again.

Dave and Linda Blades

February 2017 

I used the French Van Man services just before Christmas 2016 to move from Manchester to Alsace in France. I was delighted by the work done by Neil. He was right on time for pick-up and delivery and very helpful to load and unload the van. Our belongings were all securely moved without any damage. Neil was very helpful throughout the whole process and I would call him if I have to move back to the UK in the future!
Thanks for the great job done and all the best for the next removals.

Thierry Gaillard

December 2016

Neil helped us to move a van full of furniture from Cambridge to Morzine in France. From the very start of the process communication was excellent. Neil was on time both to collect the furniture and to deliver. We always knew what was happening, even though there was some short term storage involved and he couldn't have been more helpful moving large items through tight doors! All in all what could have been a very difficult and worrying move was made much better by Neil.

We don't often provide this type of review and I guess you never really know who people are who review things but suffice to say Neil was excellent and we would definitely use him again.

Paul and Tara Tonks

December 2016

We are absolutely delighted with the service we received during our recent removal from France to the UK. Neil arrived exactly when he said he would and very carefully loaded our furniture and numerous other items. The drop off in the UK was also exactly as agreed and everything arrived safely and in good condition with no damages or breakages even though some items were delicate. Throughout the whole process Neil was professional and very pleasant to deal with. We will definitely be recommending him to our friends in France.

Ken & Heather Rice

December 2016

We are thrilled with the service that Neil and Deborah provided for us in moving items from the UK to France; from the initial contact through to the delivery of our items to us, they were efficient, helpful and extremely professional. They went above and beyond expectations by collecting boxes and furniture from two different locations and generally making everything stress-free. I would whole-heartedly recommend them.

Tracy Masse

November 2016

Brian and I would just like to say a huge thank you to you for your stirling efforts to move our house contents from France to U.K.  You showed up when you said you would and you did a great job.  Everything arrived safe and sound.
Thanks again for a great job and all the best to you.

Denna and Brian Oliver

September 2016

Dawn and I would have no hesitation in recommending Neil the French Van Man. From the outset Neil communications were fast and reassuring. He was spot on time, hard working, very careful with all our furniture. It was a pleasure to have Neil move us from the Dordogne to Norfolk, he is a person of professionalism and a joy to chat to as well.

David and Dawn Chown

September 2016

The French Van Man was the best removal I have had any where. Neil was punctual and efficient, he packed the van so well more went in than I thought was possible. I will certainly use his services again and would recommend him to others moving their belongings to and from France.

Helen Murphy

September 2016

Your service and professionalism have made my life much easier in this moving phase, I'm very grateful.

Stefania Innocenti.

September 2016

The French Van Man is nothing short of superb. He did everything exactly as he said he would and more, was punctual, honest, friendly, amazingly hard working, professional, kind, helpful, I could go on. He surpassed my expectations in every way and I have recommended him to lots of people as well as contacting him again to ask for a further transportation. Thank you so much.


August 2016

We used Neil to move some furniture from our UK home in Buckinghamshire to our new second home in the Tarn. The cost compared very well with two other quotations and the size of van was perfect for our needs. Correspondence was fast and he kept us fully informed of ETA at both ends. He did exactly what he said he would at the times agreed plus he's a very interesting guy to talk with. We would have no hesitation in using him again and we would thoroughly recommend his services.

Nicholas Gomersall

August 2016

After some fifteen years using larger companies to move furniture and bits and pieces to our house in France, we discovered The French Van Man.  Neil took a load down for us, including a large and fragile antique mirror.  Everything arrived in perfect condition and it was clear that he had driven across France as carefully as if he had been transporting a consignment of fresh eggs.  Nothing has been too much trouble; Neil is highly efficient; 'going the extra mile' would be an understatement! Thank you!

Rosalind Caldecott

August 2016

We would happily recommend The French Van Man, who moved the contents of our holiday home in Beziers (Languedoc) back to Groombridge (Kent).  We looked into hiring a van and doing the move ourselves, but Neil's price was very fair and competitive. The move itself was a hassle-free experience and Neil was punctual, reliable, careful and good company.

Tim & Caroline Smith

June 2016

Neil, We must thank you most sincerely for the fantastic service that you provided and we would recommend you to anyone who needed transportation to France.  Your attention to detail and professionalism was second to none.

Irene and Gordon Twigg

June 2016

This is the second time we have used the French Van Man.  We cannot praise Neil highly enough - reliable, courteous and willing to assist with aspects of a move which are not necessarily part of the job.  Neil minimises the inevitable stresses and difficulties of a removal by his calm and positive attitude and his willingness to 'go the extra mile'.
Anne Bowden

June 2016

"I was very impressed with the services provided by The French Van Man (aka Neil) and would highly recommend them should you be moving house.  Neil was very professional, liaised regularly for updates, dependable, extremely hard working and treated my belongings with care.  I had little margin for any delays and Neil was very punctual both collecting/delivering thus making the overall move experience so far less stressful.   An added bonus was that they had such a huge van, which meant it could all be done in one trip, great price too.  Would definitely use them again!" Annie

May 2016

Impressed by and grateful for the excellent service provided by The French Vanman.  I had a lot of questions and worries before the move itself and Neil Parkin answered all of them promptly and courteously.  The removal was a tricky one and Neil went beyond the call of duty to assist.  Thank you. Carol Hellyer

April 2016

"I used Neil and his team for a relatively short (Nice-Venice) but ultimately complicated client removal which involved an overnight start, picking up keys from an unknown third party address, a flat with no door number or occupant (or anything packed) and an unmissable early afternoon appointment with a water taxi.  Throughout the whole process, Neil was always contactable, courteous and 100% professional.  This move could have gone badly wrong at almost any point - but it didn't - and the service was worth every penny."  (Dave Fowler, Capital Artists International)

March 2016