History & Experience

Setting the standard in removals since 1888.

The company’s history can be traced back to 1888, when Nicholas Bryan was a successful haulier in the Isle of Man.

In those days, a simple removal from Douglas to Ramsey could take two full days, with the furniture being loaded on the first day then at 5am the following morning it would then be slowly drawn northwards by horse. The animal would then need to be walked back, with frequent stops at water holes – conveniently for Nicholas and his team, these tended to be located next door to the island’s many pubs.

The business was renamed Edward Bryan in 1901, after our present managing director Nicky’s grandfather. Back then the Isle of Man was so popular as a tourist destination that removals were impractical between May and September. For this reason, the company operated summer coaches in order to make ends meet.

Two major steps forward took place in the late seventies: Nicky Bryan took over the business and ro-ro ferries were introduced to the Isle of Man. This ended containerisation, and enabled the firm directly to handle every stage of moves and from the UK and beyond. A pan-European removals service was introduced in the mid-nineties, and today Edward Bryan can oversee your property from door to door to and from anywhere that can be reached by road and boat.