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  • New membership levels for AIM

    Mar 18, 2014
    Since its official launch at the 2013 Movers and Storers Show, AIM (Alliance of Independent Movers) says that it has received a lot of valuable feedback, most of which was positive.
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  • The European Connection - Can lorry re-design wait?

    Mar 13, 2014
    While many will be familiar with the ongoing EC debates about Long Heavy Goods Vehicles (Double-Trailer outfits, etc.), this aspect has somewhat masked other important matters – namely, those about road safety and emissions/energy use where the proposals facilitate the introduction of more aerodynamic vehicles.
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  • Feature: New Zealand - New Zealand Van Lines; Conroy Removals

    Feb 12, 2014
    Errol Gardiner shares his observations on New Zealand's positive economic shift and optimism for the future; Ed Roberts looks at the growth of Conroy Removals.
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  • Discover the Other Land Down Under

    Feb 12, 2014
    New Zealand (NZ) is so far away from England that if you travelled beyond its islands you’d actually be travelling back home again from the other direction. The Mover Magazine’s Ed Roberts visited for four months back in 2007 and he still retains strong links to the fabled land of fire and ice.
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  • Cris and Bob retire from John Mason

    Feb 12, 2014
    Bob Clarke & Cris O’Hara retired from John Mason International at the end of 2013. Simon Mason took over as CEO in January 2014 with support from Noel Briscoe who takes on the role of COO. Caroline Mason is the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
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  • From Fries to Fry

    Feb 12, 2014
    Peter Doman has recently become a Director of Basil E. Fry Company Ltd. after six years working as an Account Executive with the company. Peter’s role will be to use his business experience to help continue the company’s growth in the removals and self storage sectors.
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  • HR Best Practises as the good times return

    Feb 12, 2014
    According to Red Recruit, one of the UK’s leading recruitment companies for the removals market, 2013 saw a surge in recruitment as businesses invested to meet both their current and future requirements. But during the difficult times, companies’ efforts to make ends meet might have created HR problems that need attention if good morale is to be maintained.
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  • Family values

    Feb 12, 2014
    The Mover Magazine’s Steve Jordan talks to Kieran and Michelle Whitehead from Manchester’s Osbornes Removals: a traditional company that is becoming increasingly 21st century.
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  • New libel law discourages trivial defamation claims

    Feb 12, 2014
    Libel laws in England and Wales were significantly reformed on 1 January 2014 to provide clearer, better protection for people publicly expressing opinions.
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  • Pack & Send: Packing service for movers

    Feb 12, 2014
    Pack & Send is a company new to the UK that just might be able to provide a valuable service to moving companies. Steve Jordan met with Keith Demner from the company’s Milton Keynes office, for a chat.
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  • The European Connection - The Power of the Future

    Feb 12, 2014
    I have watched The Mover magazine evolve and mature into what I think is one of the best, if not the best, trade magazines now serving the removals and storage industry. So, as you can imagine, I was delighted when Steve Jordan invited me to air ‘sticky’ topics at an EU level.
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  • Unlock the Potential that Exists within your Team and Business

    Feb 12, 2014
    On Tuesday 25 February, at 3pm, an online webinar, hosted jointly by Jane Finch of Moving etc... Network and Michelle Clarke, a former Head of Leadership Development for Retail at Marks & Spencer PLC, will explain Talent Dynamics - a technique for unlocking the full potential of your team, your business and yourself.
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  • Is it time to re-think pricing?

    Feb 12, 2014
    Following a recent UK pricing survey conducted by KPMG, the consulting company is advising businesses that they need to move on from recession-driven, volume-at-all-costs pricing or risk long-term damage to their company’s revenues and profits.
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  • The good, the great and the downright wacky

    Feb 12, 2014
    There are moving trucks and there are moving trucks. Steve Jordan visited UVB in Warrington to see the latest Matthew James vehicle in work. It’s not an ordinary truck; then again, Matt De-Machen, the company’s owner, is not an ordinary mover.
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  • Top ten trends for 2014 from PHS

    Jan 14, 2014
    According to the PHS Group, whilst there are some positive signs that the economy is slowly improving, these alone won’t be enough for businesses to succeed in 2014.
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  • When fate takes a hand

    Jan 14, 2014
    Every moving company has had to work out how to survive the recent bad times and manage the recovery. But for family firm Pete Holbrook Removals on the Isle of Wight, it wasn’t just the economy that struck a blow – fate dealt a hand too. By Steve Jordan
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  • Who will guard your digital assets?

    Jan 14, 2014
    As Amazon launches its own virtual currency, the Amazon Coin and Apple’s iTunes passes its four billionth download, consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about what happens to their digital assets after they have passed away. Barry Rogers, Head of Private Clients at Tollers provides advice.
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  • Don’t forget IP when selling

    Jan 14, 2014
    When selling a company, the usual items are generally considered by both parties such as purchase price, banking matters, and the list of assets. However, often the most valuable asset is left unmentioned; intellectual property. Here Joanna McKenzie from Keystone Law offers some advice.
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  • Employee Travel disruption due to bad weather

    Jan 14, 2014
    When the weather makes it difficult to travel, employers and employees should consider how this could impact the workplace. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) suggests the following key points for consideration:
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  • Turning Up the Gas on Flame Recruit

    Jan 14, 2014
    Flame Recruit started providing recruitment services for the moving industry in May 2013. As the company takes on more staff and moves to new offices, Steve Jordan talked to the company’s MD, Ray Inskip, to check on progress.
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