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D.C. Groves & Son for removals and storage you can trust

D.C. Groves & Son was established in 1981 by Mr Don Groves with the aim of providing the highest quality service to customers. Don's son Anthony and his wife Karen took over the family business in 1992. Ian Mowl joined in 2004 to complete the management team.

Service quality has been continuously improved, firstly by joining The British Association of Removers in 1998 and then gaining certification to the European standard for domestic removals, BS EN 12522 in 2006. In 2013 certification to BS EN 14873 for storage operations was achieved. D.C. Groves & Son are now one of the few companies in Kent to have achieved this.

Anthony drives the company's passion for quality service and now sits on the board of QSS which audits standards.

Accreditation as a Which Trusted Trader came in 2015, establishing the company as more than qualified to cater for small, large or the most awkward of moves.


Container storage for almost any duration

Secure storage from a day to a year or more. Our purpose built container warehouse has 24 hour gated security, intruder and fire alarm detection systems monitored around the clock. Every item will be added to your own personal inventory.

Quality removals assured and approved

D.C. Groves have held the European Standard for Removal Operations, BS EN 12522 since August 2006. At the time of writing and to the best of our knowledge, our company is the only remover and storer in Kent to hold BS EN 14873 for the Storage of Furniture and Personal Effects. We are also members of BAR who have been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Moving home can be stressful

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We really like to talk about your requirements to give you the best possible service, so please call 01580 766957 now. If you prefer email complete the form below.

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BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme

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The BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee scheme protects your pre-payment.

In the event that your selected BAR Member company were to fail financially prior to fulfilling your removal contract, that advanced payment will be protected by the scheme.

Moved from 6 bedroom 4 reception house to 4 bedroom, open plan newish house.

“Moved over 2 days, 5 men on first day, 4 men on second day. Used large lorry plus 2 transit type vans. Very pleased with the well organised team – nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend Groves to others.”

23 Oct 2017 TN27

3-storey 4-bed house in East Sussex to a Similar property in Cornwall over three days.

“The removal team worked tirelessly at both ends. Nothing was too much trouble for them.”

7 Dec 2017 TR1

Professional, polite, helpful, experienced

Moving house is extremely stressful. D.C. Groves & Son were exceptionally polite, helpful, experienced and made the move as painless as possible. Their willingness to adapt and problem solve on the hoof, together with tons of common sense made them, I believe, unbeatable. Such a refreshing change to find a “can do” attitude. A small but very full 18c cottage… Read more “Professional, polite, helpful, experienced”

Happy customer 2017

Nothing was too difficult

Extremely pleasant group of workers, nothing was too difficult and when I asked them to change rooms. They were very kind & did it.

Mrs C - 2017

Professional and helpful

Nothing was too much trouble, prompt, reliable and happy team.

H, Kent 15/05/2018

A difficult job well executed

The move of a house and the heavy contents of a workshop was organised perfectly. Despite ourselves constantly having to delay our moving date they were ready when eventually we gave them just two days notice.

Duncan, Northumberland 24/05/2018


I cannot fault D C Groves during our recent move from Tenterden to Devon. They were at all times efficient, helpful, careful with our possessions. Worked extremely hard, very pleasant and good timekeepers. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Leila, Devon 05/12/2017

Kent to Scotland

With very short timescale and long distance to cover (over 6000 miles), the Groves team were excellent, emptying our house in Kent, storing it for several days before delivering it all in Scotland with minimum of fuss and everything carried out as promised.   “From the start what we thought would be traumatic we were assured everything could and would… Read more “Kent to Scotland”

13 Oct 2017 IV6

Fairly restricted access to new property.

“Excellent – cannot fault any aspect of the service provided. Highly recommend to anyone!”

22 Dec 2017 TN32

Prompt and professional

The men arrived the day before to pack and worked really hard then returned on moving day. All went very smoothly, and also on the delivery section.

Jill, Kent 18/05/2018

Couldn’t have asked for a better team

Couldn’t have asked for a better team. Would certainly use them again – and recommend them.

Mr A - 2016

Very Professional Service

I would thoroughly recommend Groves & Son – excellent staff, personal, efficient and an exceptional service.

Sally, Dorset 10/07/2017

Very good all round

I have used Groves over the past 3 years to store & remove my goods. From the beginning I felt they were trustworthy & reliable from the office to the drivers & good humoured with it!

Sandy, Cornwall 25/10/2017

Excellent removals.

Despite dreadful weather conditions – snow and ice, managed to undertake the work with efficiency and good humour.

Malcolm, Kent 05/03/2018

Prompt and professional

Turned up promptly, very polite, loaded house items with care and diligence. No mess made coming in and out of property. Waited patiently while keys being obtained then unloaded quickly and with care. Always checked before items in rooms, polite and friendly. An excellent all-round service.

James, East Sussex 31/05/2017

Brilliant job, fantastic

Well what can I say, what a fantastic crew I have had to pack my house up in Sussex and deliver it to Somerset. I had a good laugh and joke with them. So very polite, nothing was to much for them. The office team were in touch with me to make sure I was ok, you are all fantastic… Read more “Brilliant job, fantastic”

Linda, Somerset 28/11/2016

A small but very full 18 century cottage with difficult stairs and access.

“Moving house is extremely stressful. D C Groves were exceptionally professional, polite, helpful, experienced and made the move as painless as possible. Their willingness to adapt and problem solve on the hoof, together with tons of common sense made them, I believe, unbeatable. Such a refreshing change to find a “can do” attitude.”

19 Oct 2017 TN17

Prompt and professional.

Excellent service provided, prompt and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be recommending!

Ben, Kent24/05/2018

Efficient, professional & helpful.

Moving can be a very stressful situation but Groves helped us move with care and consideration. I would highly recommend the firm.

Which? Trusted Traders Consumer 01/06/2018