How to prepare for a move overseas

Whether you’re moving cross country or across the world, relocating can be exciting, frustrating, unsettling and full of details that need to be organized; and often all at once.

At Crown World Mobility we have over 50 years’ experience of moving people around the world, helping them to pack up their lives, move and then settle into their new homes. And, as we have offices in almost 60 countries, our people often have first-hand experience of relocating to the other side of the world. In this edition of The Crown Focus we talk to three “Crowners” who have moved, sometimes more than once, and get their insight into how to best prepare for a move.

Shân Norman, Crown World Mobility’s Vice President of Client Services, moved with her husband, Paul, and their youngest daughter, Maddy, from London to Connecticut back in the summer of 2014. We hear from all three of them and get some great tips on how to prepare for a family move. Patrick Kenning, a Global Account Executive, started with Crown in New Zealand and is now based in London, via periods in both Australia and France. Patrick shares his experiences of relocating alone and with his partner, and gives an interesting perspective on how “millennials” take a different approach to relocating, compared to other generations. 

Dean Hefford has recently arrived in London from Canada to head up Crown Relocations in the U.K.. Dean relocated ahead of his wife Sarah, who will be joining him later this year, so we get a different view on preparing for a split-family move. The importance of technology in keeping Dean and Sarah and their two boys in touch, means that despite thousands of miles, they are never far away from each other.

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