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BIID Awards Sponsor Abels: Embracing Sustainability

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Abels tell us about their commitment to a greener future

At Abels, the commitment to sustainability goes beyond just words; it is an integral part of their ethos. They are proud to be a leading force in promoting eco-friendly practices within the industry. This year, they are excited to highlight some of the key initiatives that underscore the dedication to environmental commitment.

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The Shift to Electric Vehicles

Transportation is a significant contributor to carbon emissions. In response, they have transitioned to using electric vehicles for smaller consignment relocation services. These electric vehicles produce zero emissions, helping them to drastically cut down their carbon footprint. The electric vehicles are not only eco-friendly but also efficient, allowing them to maintain high standards of service while prioritising the health of our planet.

Abels Van

Supporting Emmaus Hertfordshire: Upcycling for a Better Tomorrow

One of the cornerstones of their sustainability efforts is the support for Emmaus Hertfordshire, an organisation renowned for its upcycling initiatives. By partnering with Emmaus, Abels are able to give a second life to furniture and household items that would otherwise end up in a disposal area. This not only reduces waste but also supports a community-driven effort to aid those in need. Upcycling transforms discarded items into valuable resources, showcasing the power of creativity in sustainability.

Chairs needing refurb

Innovative Recycling: The Paper Card Baler Machine

In an ongoing quest to minimise waste, Abels have introduced a baler machine dedicated to recycling paper cards. This machine compacts waste into manageable bales, making it easier to transport and recycle. By implementing this technology, we significantly reduce the volume of waste sent to disposal areas, ensuring that paper card materials are effectively recycled and repurposed.

Reusable Shoe Covers: A Step Towards Reducing Plastic Waste

Understanding the impact of single-use plastics, Abels have made a conscious decision to replace disposable shoe covers with reusable ones. Their new choice, The Original CleanBoot Reusable Shoe Covers, is designed to be durable and environmentally friendly. By implementing this change, it will reduce the amount of plastic waste generated and demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices in every aspect of operations.

Abels Booties

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability

At Abels, sustainability is part of the daily operations. From supporting upcycling initiatives and implementing innovative recycling methods to adopting reusable products and transitioning to electric vehicles, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment. These efforts are a testament to their belief that every small step contributes to a larger, greener future.

By focusing on these key areas, we aim to set a standard in the industry for environmental responsibility. Abels is not just about providing exceptional service; it’s about doing so in a way that honours their commitment to the planet. 

Abels team at the awards

Abels is proud to be a partner of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), having formed excellent relationships. They are also recognised and accredited by the British Association of Removers (BAR), and the Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI). Additionally, they are honoured to be one of the few moving companies awarded a Royal Warrant for Removals & Storage. Their industry partnerships include LAPADA (The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers) and the Museums Association, underscoring a commitment to excellence and integrity in all their services.

who Abels are and what they do

Founded in 1958, Abels Moving Services has a rich history of offering top-quality moving services to interior designers in London, across the UK, and overseas. The ethos, known as the "Abels Way," emphasises quality service and customer satisfaction. Priding themselves on listening to and advising clients, ensuring seamless delivery through teamwork.

Abels Staff Arriving

The Interior Design Support services provide end-to-end management of inventory, including receipt, full HD photography, condition reporting, storage, delivery, and installation. With years of industry experience, we have successfully partnered with leading businesses to deliver projects on time and within budget. From the initial enquiry to project completion and aftercare, we prioritise understanding their clients' needs and providing comprehensive support.

Abels team hanging art

Assigning the right team to each project is crucial to success. They offer complete administrative support, with on-site project managers handling everything. Their quality assurance includes white glove installations, photographic inventories, and storage facilities tailored to customers’ requirements.

Abels packing

Every member of staff participates in ongoing training to maintain high standards. With professional qualifications, the team ensures valuable items are handled by trustworthy professionals.

For more information, please visit Abels or contact James Mehmet (Head of Special Projects) on 0800 626769 or e-mail