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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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  • The Mover Conference – part two - Making the most of media; Becky Adams provides customer service advice; Rennie Schafer.

    Jan 14, 2014
    The December issue of The Mover reported on the Mover Conference at Silverstone. There was far too much going on at the conference to include in one issue of the magazine so, to complete the picture, here’s part two that looks at the media and how to use it, and includes an interview with Rennie Schafer, from the Self Storage Association.
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  • Our European connection

    Jan 14, 2014
    The moving industry is full of people like Tony Richman. People who were born into the business, joined the family firm when they left school, did every job that there was to do and ended up, inevitably perhaps, running the company. That part of Tony’s story is not unusual. What came next, is extraordinary. Steve Jordan caught up with the moving industry’s European connection to find out more.
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  • Canada: The two per cent giant

    Jan 14, 2014
    Did you know that Canada takes up 2% of the planet Earth’s land surface? Yet it has one of the world’s lowest population densities at 9 people per square mile? It’s a land of wonderful and beautiful contradictions.
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  • The longest journey - By Steve Jordan

    Dec 19, 2013
    The Mover Magazine's Christmas story
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  • Vive Les Differences

    Dec 17, 2013
    Ex-pat American, Jennifer Sloan is the General Manager at European Relocation Services, based in Marseilles and Paris, France. The Mover Magazine caught up with her to talk about some of the differences she’s found working and living in Europe over the last 20 years.
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  • My ‘First’ Expo - The Movers and Storers Show 2013 - By Ed Roberts

    Dec 17, 2013
    Sometimes ordinary men have great responsibility thrust upon them. I think that’s how the saying goes. Whilst quote mangling is my thing, I also enjoy sneaking out of my comfort zones on a regular basis. One such recent occasion was when I attended the Movers and Storers Show 2013 at Silverstone Race Circuit a few weeks ago.
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  • Win the customer not the argument

    Dec 17, 2013
    However well you run your business it is inevitable that from time to time a customer will find a reason to complain. Some, perhaps most, managers see complaints as negative and sometimes view them simply as an attempt by the customer to get a reduction in the price or some other kind of compensation. By David Jordan
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  • Slim chance of UK housing market bubble

    Dec 17, 2013
    According to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, the chances of the UK experiencing a housing bubble as a result of the government’s Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme are slim.
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  • Building quality - An interview with Michael Gerson, by Steve Jordan

    Dec 17, 2013
    For some reason I was expecting Michael Gerson not to be working from the old company offices in darkest Whetstone when I booked the appointment for, what was for me, one of the key interviews of my journalistic life.
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  • The Mover Conference Part 1 - Introduction and Keynote speaker

    Dec 17, 2013
    Delegates from a wide cross section of the moving industry gathered at Silverstone’s brand new multi-million pound exhibition and banqueting centre on 21-22 October for The Mover magazine’s first conference.
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  • The Mover Conference Part 1 - Making more profit; VOSA; AIM; Generating leads

    Dec 17, 2013
    After David Jordan's introduction there was a lively session focussed on ways of increasing profitability by offering additional services that don't require capital investment. These are some of the topics discussed.
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  • What will power the trucks of the future?

    Nov 21, 2013
    Since Rudolph Diesel invented his compression-ignition engine in 1897, it’s been through a technological transformation. But despite efficiency and power gains the original principle remains the same and the chemistry remains inescapable: we are still burning a fossil fuel to make a reciprocating engine work.
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  • UniGroup Worldwide UTS rebrand announced.

    Nov 21, 2013
    UniGroup Relocation Network’s global managing director Paul Bernardt took time out to update The Mover with some important changes and benefits that its new rebrand will bring to its members and clients.
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  • Egypt: Surviving in unsettled times

    Nov 21, 2013
    Sherif Gabriel, 24, is the Marketing and Operations Executive at Intermove Egypt in Cairo. Established in 1991, the company is owned by his father, Wassim Gabriel, 52. Sherif spoke enthusiastically to us about his love for the industry, the company’s heritage, the removals trade in Egypt and Intermove Egypt’s plans for the future.
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