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January 2019

Oliver Clapham & Elisabeth Sommer

Clapham GmbH Relocation Services takes over Elisabeth Sommer Relocation

Oliver Clapham, Managing Director of Clapham GmbH Relocation Services, has recently announced the successful acquisition of Elisabeth Sommer Relocation, Munich with the beginning of January 2019.

"Demand for relocation service providers is increasing. The expansion with our own office in Munich strengthen our position and relationship with our customers in that region. Customer needs are getting more and more diverse and ambitious. The combined teams in Frankfurt/Main-Kriftel and Munich ensure our potential for further growth", Oliver Clapham comments the take-over, underlining the readiness of the joint company to meet the trends and needs of the relocation industry.

Service- and client portfolios of both organizations complement one another in an ideal way and provide the opportunity to tap the teams⤙ full potentials, to unite efforts and thus create synergies, according to Clapham. The well-established brand "Elisabeth Sommer Relocation" will be maintained.

The take-over is the result of intensive dialogue, showing the identity of company philosophies throughout the process: both companies are owner- respectively family owned companies, based on common values and have been industry leaders for more than 20 years.

"We have known each other for many years and I am very happy to hand over my longtime customers and my team to a trustworthy partner", Elisabeth Sommer comments on the satisfying completion of the take-over.

She is far away from withdrawing from business though: Elisabeth Sommer will continue working for the Munich office as a consultant in Business Development. As a member of the Board of EURA (European Relocation Association), she will go on designing the development of the relocation industry in Europe ⤓ a task which has also been executed by Ileana Clapham, Managing Director of Clapham Group, until a few years ago.

A getting to know of both teams is currently being prepared, the outcome of which will be the creation of initial synergies and the design of strategies in a common future.

Frankfurt-Kriftel / Munich, January 2019


News 2018

November 16th, 2018

Today Clapham GmbH Relocation Services achieved successfully the certification for the EGQS (EuRA Global Quality Seal) since 2008 in a row.
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June 2018

Rheingau Musik Festival

(c) Woody T.Herner - Woodworks

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Rheingau Music Festival, Clapham GmbH Relocation Services has decided to sponsor this worthy project. The Rheingau Music Festival features events by great solists and orchestras of various genres: classical, jazz, crossover and others.


News 2017



Clapham GmbH recognized with BGRS Platinum Award 2017!

We are proud to announce that Clapham GmbH Relocation Services has been awarded with the Platinum Award for outstanding performance at the BGRS Supplier Partner Forum in Chicago.

Also, as the only Destination Service Provider from EMEA we have ranked under the best 10 suppliers worldwide for the ⤞Supplier of the Year⤜ Award.

We feel honoured and would like to thank all of our employees, colleagues and clients for the good collaboration over the years.

Best regards,

Ileana and Oliver Clapham
Managing Directors

BGRS Award 02
BGRS Award 01
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Work and residence permit for

  • Each country in Europe
  • Intra-corporate transfer
  • International exchange of personnel

European Union's Intra-Corporate Transferees Directive --> ICT Card

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