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North Norfolk Based House and Office MOVERS SINCE 1928

Founded in 1928 by Jack Hadley and Herbert Ottaway our company has a long history of removals in East Anglia. With a single van Jack and Herbert offered a domestic removals service around Norwich.

More than a decade later the company offered its growing fleet of box vans to the war effort transporting RAF pilots and their equipment from Norfolk to Lincolnshire.

In the 1970s the company was bought by Leo Palmer, who diversified into haulage but the company was later sold again and in 2004 a management buy out led by myself resulted in the company being relocated to purpose-built premises in the heart of Norfolk.

Still a family-owned and run company today Hadley & Ottaway has eleven vehicles and an expert team of 30 staff, including 20 drivers all employed and fully trained to ensure the removal is completed efficiently and safely.

Our outstanding customer care and expertise has led to a large number of referrals and repeat clients who value Hadley & Ottaway’s premium service. Please do take time to look at those referrals on Which? and Referenceline.

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Our Team

At Hadley & Ottaway, every member of our team is professionally trained and committed to our outstanding customer service standards, ensuring our clients’ experience of moving house is positive and pleasurable. We are confident that you will enjoy working with our team.


David Galer

Managing Director

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Caroline Galer



Paul Corbett

General Manager


Chris Howlett

Senior Sales Executive

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Kerrie Hawes

Office Manager


Darren Goldsmith

Operations Manager


Rachel Feuer

Customer Services Assistant

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Kate Leeder

Customer Services Assistant

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Graham Warren

Senior Foreman

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Jordan Isbill

Removals Foreman

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Arthur Galer

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Piper Galer

Junior Dogs Body

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enviromental management systems quality assured
occupational health quality assured
storage of firniture quality assured
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