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Once upon a time we had a very simple idea; to offer a smart 'man & van service' to the good folk of Oxfordshire.

Our chosen name - House & Carriage. We quickly became known (for all the right reasons) for offering a professional, competent and friendly service to our clients. Many a good business starts at the kitchen table, in our case in Tom's spare room. Almost overnight we attracted a much bigger audience and we were on our way.

From the outset we have never lost sight of our principles or goals. Our offer has expanded but our USP is still the same, a simple service, honestly priced and well executed.

Tom Skelton & Charlie Schmidt joined forces to start House & Carriage in 2005.

About the boy...(s)

Tom - Director House and Carriage


Described by friends as a true gent, Tom started his career with the restaurant group Browns. After leaving university with an Economics degree from Bristol (UWE!) he helped set up a number of their brasseries in London and became a stalwart for the brand.

His attention to detail sets him apart, he leads from the front and likes nothing more than a happy customer!

His motto: "be kind where ever possible, it is always possible"

Charlie - Director House and Carriage


A vivacious and convivial Australian, often starts his day before the sun comes up. He has an aptitude for hard work, is meticulous about planning and loves a challenge. His career started with an engineering degree from The University of Sydney, bringing him to London in 2000 where he started work building the new underground links to Heathrow airport.

He takes true pride in his work and will not rest until the day is done.

One of Charlie's favourite idiom's "As you sow, so shall you reap".

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