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Keep it clean!




It may seem like common sense, but many companies overlook the benefits of maintaining a clean, accurate and well managed database. Here Darren Frostick, Director of Leading Edge Market Solutions – a company that supplies information for the removals, office fit-out and telecoms industries about companies planning to relocate - gives his advice on how to keep your data relevant and up to date.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Britannia Conference 2016 – Iceland

Britannia’s annual conference has been to some interesting places over the years, but Iceland in March in 2016 probably heads the list. Report by Gavin McCarthy, Sales Director.

The House of the Woods

Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project.

Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project
Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project
Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project

The 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show – but where were the trucks?


This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show held at the NEC Birmingham 26-28 April was a sell out with over 460 exhibitors filling every square meter of available space across Halls 3a, 4 and 5.

 


OMNI conference gets it right in Florence

Steve Jordan gives his overview of the OMNI Conference. 

JC Payne: Not just any body

Deputy Editor David Jordan takes a trip to the West Midlands to visit, one of the UK’s top commercial vehicle body manufacturers, JC Payne.

A view from the Swiss-German side

Steve Jordan talks to Angie Mirams from Welti-Furrer: Switzerland’s oldest moving company.

 

Keep it clean!


It may seem like common sense, but many companies overlook the benefits of maintaining a clean, accurate and well managed database. Here Darren Frostick, Director of Leading Edge Market Solutions, gives his advice on how to keep your data relevant and up to date.

 

LATEST ISSUE


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

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - JUNE




Well! Fancy nobody recognising the captivating smile of Frank Grace last month.  The photo was taken when he was with Amertrans and attending a HHGFAA conference.  He hasn't changed a bit, just look at this month's front cover.  This month I have chosen another image taken about the same time.  Who is the chap in the blue and white shirt?  Please send your suggestions to editor@themover.co.uk. An extra round of applause to anyone who knows the gentleman on the left.  The first correct answer out of the hat will win the much admired White and Company Red and Black watch.

LATEST NEWS

FTA appoints new President

After completing a three-year term as president of the Freight Transport Association, Ian Veitch handed over to Leigh Pomlett, Executive Director of the CEVA Group, at FTA’s National Council meeting in London on 21 April.

Venezuela update

The political, economic and trading environment in Venezuela has continued to deteriorate. According to OMNI agent Global Mudanzas Internacionales in Caracas it is becoming worse by the day.

Vacuum pack your document storage

A company from Milton Keynes has devised a system to help document storage companies improve their service to customers and increase revenue: vacuum packing the files.

New shipping service links all Omani ports to UAE

Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has launched a new freight service linking Omani ports to the United Arab Emirates.

Metropolitan Transports appoints Fabricio Bertoldo as deputy CEO

Metropolitan Transports in Brazil has announced the appointment of Fabricio Bertoldo as the company’s deputy CEO.  He has been in the moving industry for over 20 years and will now be the head of the company’s international and relocation sales division.

Scott runs London Marathon in aid of Meningitis Now

Scott Cook from Alchemy Recruitment ran the London Marathon this year of behalf of Meningitis Now.

FIDI awards gold to Graebel in Geneva


Graebel Movers International, Inc. was awarded the 'FIDI Academy Commitment to Excellence Gold Award' at the FIDI Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Boost for transport apprenticeships

Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce, launched last month, will boost apprenticeships and ensure investment in transport delivers for young people.

Imke Kleine joins E.T.S.A. in Germany

In her new role Imke will establish and expand the company’s national and international customer and partner network.

Movinga founders resign


According to reports in the German press, the founders of online moving company Movinga - Bastian Knutzen and Chris Maslowski - have resigned, sparking speculation about the fledgling company‘s future.

SMOVE receives Which? Trusted Trader endorsement

Surrey-based SMOVE Ltd has become a Which? Trusted Trader. To receive the accreditation, SMOVE went through a rigorous assessment including a company credit check, random checking of customer feedback reports and a visit from a professional Which? Trusted Trader assessor. 

Voerman upgrade facilities in Russia

Voerman Russia is moving to a new location that provides larger offices, approximately eight-times the storage space of the company’s previous premises and seven loading bays.

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EDITOR'S BLOG

In or out of Europe?


I always knew it was going to be a disaster.  In my opinion referenda are for moral issues or those that are purely a matter of personal preference (such as whether to change the New Zealand flag or not).  Matters that require an in-depth knowledge of macroeconomics, global immigration, national defence and the minutiae of multinational trade agreements are too hard for me and, I think, most other people if they are being honest.  


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