Own Art X Henley Shipping
Welcome to our new partners at Henley Shipping! Another fantastic service to add to your suite of Own Art membership benefits.
Henley Shipping offers a premium white glove shipping, transportation & logistics service, applying special care and attention to detail, to ensure all your precious items including Design Furniture, Artwork, Antiques and all other fragile items are in safe hands from start to finish.
We chatted to Paul Norman, Head of Fine Art Services, to find out a bit more about what Henley Shipping has to offer!
What is exclusive to Henley Shipping that customers won’t find anywhere else?
“The people”: Henley Shipping has amassed a fantastic team of people who all share the same goals and passion when it comes to providing a truly first-class service. We see clients returning time and time again because of our staff and the professional job they do.
Henley Shipping is clearly incredibly community-driven, what exciting projects are you working on at the moment?
Josh and Alex (Co-Owners) are passionate about giving back to the community and there is always something happening at Henley. In the last couple of months, we have worked with Captain Tom Moore and Chris Evans providing logistic support to their charities. In addition to this, we have sponsored several local sports teams.
What sort of companies do you tend to work with?
We work with a wide variety companies and private individuals across the UK and Europe. However, our core business can be split in to three key areas: Artists and Galleries, Interior Designers, and High-end furniture manufacturers.
How has Henley Shipping been navigating throughout COVID-19 lockdown?
It’s been tough, but we’ve been lucky enough to be fully operational throughout lockdown working with a number of local charities, however, our biggest project of lockdown has been working with Chris Evans and the Virgin Radio team on their NHS charity auction. To date, we have delivered over 300 lots ranging from a signed ELO album to Taylor Swift’s concert guitar with the star of the show being Chris’s 1:2 scale model of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
“We see clients returning time and time again because of our staff and the professional job they do.”
With a strong focus on art and interior design, has there been a few strange or particularly difficult shipping requests that have haunted the company?
Nothing that has haunted us, as strange and difficult seem to be the norm when shipping Art, Sculpture and high-end furniture. However there have been some interesting jobs that stand out over the last couple of years:
- The 5-meter-high tree sculpture going to a remote Greek Island with no vehicular access.
- A 2-ton sculpture that we needed to crane up to the 24th floor of a London apartment building.
- An artwork that was collected in Paris and delivered to Edinburgh to same day
How can Own Art members benefit from your services?
You can call or email us, and we will be happy to discuss your needs*. Main Office Number: 0208 611 2516
Paul Norman – Head of Fine Art Services 07946 205 373 or [email protected]
*Remember to say that you are an Own Art member for your 15% discount