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Global mobility conference in London

The annual Corporate Relocation Conference & Exhibition took place in February at the Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury London with attendance from relocation specialists eager to learn about the latest industry developments, meet suppliers and get together to swap ideas.


Fred Hoult – a canny lad

It’s a long way from apprentice fitter to Vice Lord Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear. But Fred Hoult made the journey and became one of the moving industry’s elder statesmen in the process. He worked hard, had some help from family and friends, and some luck along the way. Steve Jordan went to see him to hear his story.

Making money from Standards

It was in the late 1970s that business first came across BS 5750, the forerunner of ISO 9001. Since then British and ISO Standards have provided a continuous underpinning of business life. But what is the real benefit of Standards? In particular, how can movers make more money by having recognised accreditations? Steve Jordan talked to Chris Waymouth of QSS to find out.

Monitoring employees' personal communications at work

As an employer, do you have the right to monitor your employees’ communications at work, or do your employees have the right to privacy? Laura Smith, a solicitor in the Backhouse Jones employment team, has the answer.

Like father, like son

Marcel Jörg now runs Packimpex in Switzerland, the company his father, Ernst, founded in 1977. Steve Jordan spoke to him to find out a little more about the company and what it’s like to follow in his father’s footsteps.


Improve toilet facilities for truckers, says The Mover

The Mover is backing a campaign to improve and increase the number of toilets for HGV drivers and crews in the UK.

Bring me sunshine

Deputy Editor David Jordan braved the cold English winter weather to visit the company that has helped thousands of people move to sunnier climes.

Global mobility conference in London

The annual Corporate Relocation Conference & Exhibition took place in February at the Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury London with attendance from relocation specialists eager to learn about the latest industry developments, meet suppliers and get together to swap ideas.


Steve Jordan, Editor of The Mover magazine, gives an overview of the stories appearing in the April 2016 issue.


Congratulations to James Fountain from TEAM in London for spotting the forehead of Lars Lykke Iverson poking out of an old Russian tank - if you want to know why - ah well, that's a very long story.  This month the photo is similar, in that regard anyway.  If you were there, you'll know; if not, you'll need great eyesight.  The first correct answer drawn will receive the coveted White and Company Red & Black watch.  Answers please to


Calais solution based on FTA plan

According to the FTA (Freight Transport Association), the plans outlined last month by David Cameron and François Hollande to tackle the migrant problem in Calais were its idea.

Boris’s successor faces 22% London housing deficit

London’s future mayor faces a formidable housing challenge, as the capital enters 2016 more than a fifth behind its new homes aims, according to the latest London New Homes Monitor from Stirling Ackroyd.  

Fjord Line launches ferry service to Scandinavia

Ferry company Fjord Line and maritime shipping company CLdN ro-ro SA have entered into a commercial partnership which gives Fjord Line access to CLdN's European network for the transport of freight and cargo.  

RHA says HMRC is wrong on overnight allowances

Drivers using sleeper cabs overnight still do not have to submit receipts for expenditure to claim a flat ‘night-out’ allowance the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has said.

Added Complications

Tony Allen's topical monthly column.

Pickfords awarded Business Superbrand status

Pickfords has once again been awarded Business Superbrand status by Superbrands UK, an independent research programme that identifies the UK’s strongest brands as voted by an expert council. 

More transparency in shipping line prices

An investigation by the European Commission has achieved commitments from fifteen shipping lines governing the way in which prices are announced.

Jean-Christophe Cardot joins Grospiron International

Grospiron International has announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe Cardot as group regional director overseeing the company’s branches in Lyon, Nice, Marseille and Toulouse. He will be based in Lyon, France’s second largest city.  

DP World offers container weighing at UK ports

DP World has announced that it will offer container weighing facilities at DP World London Gateway and DP World Southampton.

DKV Euro Service offers post-pay process for Slovenian toll

DKV Euro Service is now offering customers a post-pay system for the toll in Slovenia in addition to the present pre-pay system for all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. 

AIReS welcomes Kate Williams

Kate Williams has joined AIReS as a client services director. She will be located in San Francisco and be responsible for strategic client service management.

The search begins for the UKWA stars of 2016

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is calling for entries for its 2016 Awards - marking the start of the Association’s annual search for the companies and individuals who demonstrate the highest degree of commitment to logistics and supply chain excellence.

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Drink more this conference season

It’s the start of the conference season. So where will you be going? Geneva maybe, or Florence; perhaps Helsinki or even the Mediterranean island of Malta. Wherever you are going you will have a number of motives: get more business; learn new things; meet new people; have new experiences. Over the years I have done a great deal of all of the above, but it does seem sometimes that today the balance has been skewed in favour of the commercial over the therapeutic.

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