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It’s not about storage

Rob LaneWhen someone calls to say they have a new warehouse and invites the editor to take a look and write a story about it, he's torn: it’s really important to them, they might have spent a fortune on it and it makes a big difference to their business, but is it really worth writing about?  

Just occasionally, something extraordinary
comes along ...


IMC goes global following Dubai convention

IMC World held its 7th annual convention in the city of Dubai in February.

Social Media: Is It Meaningful?

Mark Turner, co-founder and CEO of The Takeover a successful marketing boutique in Shropshire, looks at the world of social media and how it’s used.

OMNI Conference 2018

The annual OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) conference took place in Palm Beach, Florida from 19-22 March, 2018.

Fisher comes to FIDI

FIDI presented a panel discussion in San Diego including Don Fisher from Fisher & Son Consulting.

Managing the relationship between movers and RMCs

A panel discussion about managing the relationship between movers and RMCs.

Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.

FIDI in San Diego

A celebration of 30 years of the FIDI Academy and a lively panel discussion involving auditor Don Fisher were among the highlights at this year’s FIDI conference in San Diego.


It’s not about storage

Steve Jordan takes a trip down a wet and windy M5 to visit Rob and Emma Lane’s new warehouse and self store in Exeter.


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



Well done to Macarena Scalia from Ginter in Miami for correctly spotting a very fresh-faced Eric Lim from what was KC Dat in Singapore in last month’s Mover. This time we come a little further west, but not much. Who is this? If you know, send your answer to for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch.


Scania launches all-newScania Direct's Used Vehicle App
used vehicle app

Following the recent launch of Scania Direct, Scania has further simplified the used vehicle sourcing and acquisition process with the release of an all-new app, available for iOS and Android.

Just a scratch? Fair wear and tear?

A new guide from the Fork Lift Truck Association has cleared up confusion over fork lift truck fair wear and tear.

Emma Reynolds MP visitsChris Burke, Emma Reynolds MP and Gary Burke
Burke Bros

The directors of West Midland’s-based Burke Bros Moving Group were pleased to welcome Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, to the Group’s head office recently.

Getting it right  AJ Removals of Bath

Editor Steve Jordan had been told that AJ Removals of Bath was a young, very smart company that was doing everything right, so he thought he'd visit and find out for himself.

25 years on Rob Lane and Walter Shephard, Britannia Lanes.

It was 25 years ago that Walter Shephard walked into Britannia Lanes in Exeter to ask for a job.

New company offers fork lift safety New company offers fork lift safety and load protection range
and load protection range

With offices in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, SumoSafe Global is a new company offering a range of products that significantly reduce damage to palletised loads during the lift truck handling process and make fork lift trucks safer to operate.

Renault to launch fully Renault to launch fully electric trucks in 2019
electric trucks in 2019

Renault Trucks has said it will launch a range of fully electric vehicles in 2019. These all-electric trucks are primarily designed for use in urban and inter-city situations and will be produced at the Renault Truck’s plant in Normandy, France.

WHR Group honoursMark Greene, Senior  VP of GSA Services, Arpin
Arpin International

WHR Group Inc. has recognised Arpin International Group as a 2017 Partner in Quality for exceeding service and performance standards.

BOONMA signs MOU withBoonma signs MOU with ReMax in Thailand
RE/MAX in Thailand

BOONMA in Thailand has recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RE/MAX Real Estate Franchisee in Thailand.

AdBlue cheats face serious Adblue cheats face serious action by DVSA
action by DVSA

Following a number of successful prosecutions, the DVSA is warning truck operators not to fit emulator devices to avoid using AdBlue in their Euro IV, V or Euro VI vehicles.

Learner drivers given green  Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 4 June, 2018.
light for motorway tuition

The UK government has announced that learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 4 June, 2018 – a move road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed as ‘common sense’ and could save countless lives.

University of Kent helps Port of Dover

Port of Dover cut queues

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Kent and the Dover Harbour Board has achieved the highest possible rating from Innovate UK after it helped reduce traffic congestion, boost efficiency and cut costs for the Port.

Young entrepreneur wins Ed Holland with a DrivenMedia liveried truck

Dragons’ Den backing

A young entrepreneur has secured the support and funding
for his fledgling digitally printed lorry curtain business.

What does FLT ‘Thorough Examination’  Fork Lift Thorough Examinations

actually mean?

If you oversee fork lift operations you’ll be familiar with the term ‘Thorough Examination’, but what does it actually mean? Not knowing could come at a heavy cost, according to CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services), the body that established a UK standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks.

BOONMA donates to Thailand BOONMA management and staff at the Thanyaburi Housing & Homeless Shelter
female homeless shelter

BOONMA Group of Companies organised a corporate social responsibility trip to Phathum Thani, a rural area outside Bangkok.

Stefania Petrocchi joins Stefania Petrocchi
Gosselin Mobility Italy

Gosselin Mobility Italy has announced the appointment of Stefania Petrocchi as operations manager.

A Twitter guide for moving
 A Twitter guide for moving companies

As of the fourth quarter of last year, Twitter averaged around 330 million monthly users worldwide. So, no matter how small your business is, this micro-blogging site isn’t something that should be ignored.   

Building business leaders Eileen Girling, Crown Worldwide

Eileen Girling of Crown Worldwide has recently overseen the introduction of the Crown Aspire programme and believes apprenticeships are the future both for the business and for young people.

No more shipping mergers in 2018 Shipping mergers - no more for 2018

According to online freight forwarder iContainers, mergers and acquisitions activities for shipping carriers are likely to slow down in 2018.

Wesley Bourne appointed chairman of Harmony Wesley Bourne appointed chairman of Harmony Relocation Network Relocation Network

Wesley Bourne, Managing Director of Bournes in the UK, was appointed chairman of Harmony Relocation Network at the October 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting in Pasadena, California.

Two senior appointments at
Cartus Corporation
 Two senior appointments at Cartus Corporation

Global relocation services provider Cartus Corporation has announced the appointment of Jennifer McCarthy as vice president of global marketing and Paul Franco as director of strategic business solutions for the APAC region.
All Moves UK Ltd has won the FSB Triumph Over Adversity Award in recognition of its growth from a one-man operation 15 years ago, to one of Nottinghamshire’s most successful moving and storage companies.

AIM: an alternative trade association Scott Rust, AIM

It is now four years since the Alliance of Independent Movers (AIM) was formed. Deputy Editor David Jordan travelled to Twickenham to meet its founder Scott Rust to see how the organisation, now renamed the Association of Independent Movers, was progressing.

EUROVAN meeting 2018 

EUROVAN meeting 2018

This year’s EUROVAN meeting took place Sunday 4 – Tuesday 6 February in Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, with more than 50 participants from all over the world.

BAR raises movers’ concerns BAR raises Movers' concerns

The British Association of Removers has recently participated in the UK government’s ‘call for evidence’ following its announcement in October of last year that it had launched a review on the home buying/selling process in the UK.

Ekeri rigid bodywork passes seven-year testEkeri rigid bodywork passes seven-year test for removals specialist

Carmarthenshire-based Jason Williams Removals has delayed purchasing a new Ekeri rigid body even though its existing Ekeri unit is over seven years old because, according to the company’s owner, there is no reason to replace it.

Simply Shredding: how to implement GDPR

Simply Shredding's guide to GDPR

Simply Shredding is putting together a series of videos that give advice on how to comply with GDPR.

Industry collaboration to improveIndustry collaboration to improve the home-buying process
the home-buying process

In the light of a changing property market, representatives from across the UK moving industry are working together to find ways to improve the process of buying and selling a home for consumers.

Crown World Mobility acquiresCurt Smith, Vice President, Crown World Mobility
TIME Relocation

Crown World Mobility has acquired TIME Relocation, a UK cloud-based technology company within the relocations and mobility industry.

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Hands across continents and cultures

I always feel very industry aware at this time of year. I have the good fortune to be able to travel around to conferences, sometimes in exotic places, and join in with the business and networking. This year, so far, we seem to be mining a particularly rich seam of knowledge and debate, and it’s still only May. 

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