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Red Cube Storage listens to customers

Birmingham self storage company Red Cube Storage recently carried out a survey in the centre of the city to collect and analyse the views of 1,000 self storage users. The question: “How would you like self storage companies to improve their services to the public?”


EU Data Protection Regulation – what and when to expect

Tony Richman's topical column this month is about what to expect from the new EU data protection regulation

Learning the ropes in Prague

Ewen Extier is the Branch Manager for AGS Movers in Prague. He’s new to the industry so Steve Jordan caught up with him to talk about his first impressions of this unique business.

Grospiron International - 25 Years of Success

The Grospiron story began in 1840s Paris when Edouard Grospiron started a local delivery service using horse-drawn vehicles. During the next 150 years Grospiron remained a well know name in the city’s
removals industry, changing hands many times during its long history.

The five driving forces behind driverless trucks

The introduction of driverless vehicles may be nothing more than science fiction in some people’s minds, but the reality is technology giants across the globe, such as Google, are investing heavily in developing the concept which shows it is closer to reality than people think. By Richard Newbold.

A moving experience on Everest

Andrew Elliman, Group Sales Director at AGS 360 Relocations, is no stranger to adventure, from climbing in the Himalayas to trekking across Iceland, Andrew has done it all. But in April 2015 while attempting to break a Guinness World Record on Everest, Andrew was to face his greatest challenge, a challenge that almost cost him his life.

Cart Marking at Guildhall

Readers from overseas (and some from the UK) may well wonder what on earth this article is about. Cart marking in London? What’s that got to do with the moving industry? Well, nothing – and everything. Steve Jordan explains.



Demand for British-built CVs continues growth

The UK’s commercial vehicle manufacturing sector continued its recovery in August, posting a seventh consecutive month of growth, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show.

2015 Global Mobility Report - Russia

Eurohome Relocation Services has published its ‘2015 Global Mobility Report - Russia’ following the success of its 2014 inaugural report.

Could statistics be taking over the world?

Tony Allen's topical column this month is about how much much the provision of statistics effects every part of our lives.

Bournes International Moves wins BAR Overseas Mover of the Year Award

Bournes International Moves has been named Winner of the first British Association of Removers (BAR) and Which? Trusted Traders Overseas Mover of the Year Competition, newly launched for 2015, celebrating the best international removals companies in the household goods shipping industry.

Driving licence access code now valid for 21 days

The DVLA has announced that the access code issued to drivers under the new online licence checking system, View Driving Licence, will now be valid for 21 days rather than 72 hours. finalist in Lloyds Bank business awards has been shortlisted in the ‘Vonage Business Enabler of the Year’ category for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Clockwork expands its vehicle fleet

Clockwork Removals Ltd has expanded its fleet during the first half of this year with the acquisition of several new vehicles.

Over £1.5 billion of investment awarded to upgrade English motorways

Highways England is to build ten new ‘smart motorways’ across England as part of a £1.5 billion investment.

PPS acquires Alison Handling

PPS, provider of crate hire to the commercial relocation industry has acquired Alison Handling Services, the UK’s largest independent stockist of plastic returnable packaging.


Sadly nobody managed to identify our famous faces last month. They were Birger Falkner, then from Kungsholms in Sweden and Dick Myers from Colonial Storage in Washington DC.  It was a tricky one, but maybe this month's competition is a little easier. Again you have two faces to identify but if you can only manage one you'll still be in with a chance of winning the White and Company Red and Black Watch.  Answers please to

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Ear defenders not supplied

There is a rumour going around that I will be providing the musical entertainment at the Mover & Storers Show this month.  At this stage in the proceedings it would be rash of me to confirm or deny such chatter.  However, what I will say is that anyone attending the event will be in for a treat – or perhaps that’s a shock.

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EU Data Protection Regulation – what and when to expect

The European Commission plans to unify data protection within the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will supersede existing 1990s regulations, prompting fundamental changes to how organisations must process personal data. A final version should be agreed by the end of 2015.

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