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Escape to the Country


Deputy Editor David Jordan makes an escape to the country to see how a Gloucestershire-based company is helping London’s removers cope with sky-high storage costs in the capital.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Making a name in the 2017 City of Culture

Continuing The Mover’s series of interviews with industry luminaries, Steve Jordan talks to past BAR President, Institute Chairman and owner of Selles of Hull, Robin Mason

FIDI in Geneva

The FIDI conference in Geneva during the second week of April was largely successful, despite Swiss prices that stretched even the more expansive expense accounts. The conference hotel, The Intercontinental, played host to the 600+ attendees (significantly up on last year) in some style with the food and service being first class

A label not a logo


FIDI is changing its well-known FAIM logo, with the tick, to what its marketing agency calls, a ‘label’.

 


Making plans with Conroy Removals

Conroy Removals was established in Napier in 1972 by David Conroy. Steve Jordan recently interviewed his daughter, Fiona, about the company and its plans for the future.

Movinga’s boss speaks to The Mover

Editor Steve Jordan spoke to Movinga’s Director Bastian Knutzen to find out more about the company and how it operates.

Cut your business costs with a Green Team

It’s reported that on average, offices waste £6,000 per annum* by leaving electrical equipment on standby. This, combined with unnecessary travel, waste disposal, water use and procurement, means that the true cost to a business operating unsustainably, is likely to be substantially more.

 

Escape to the Country


Deputy Editor David Jordan makes an escape to the country to see how a Gloucestershire-based company is helping London’s removers cope with sky-high storage costs in the capital.

 

LATEST ISSUE



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

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - MAY




Congratulations to John Luxford, Luxfords of Weybridge in the UK, who correctly identified Miranda Hyder from BAR Services squinting from behind her bee-keeping headgear last month. She was speaking at the BAR conference in Edinburgh in 2008, why so cloaked only she can remember. This time our subject is a more global character – but who’s the name behind the winning smile? To win the White and Company Red and Black watch, e-mail your best guess to editor@themover.co.uk

LATEST NEWS

Clandestine Civil Penalty

The migrant crisis is an ever increasing problem with a substantial impact on the road transport and rail industries. UK Border Force are now putting tighter controls in place at many of the ports, including Calais, Coquelles and Dunkerque. By James Lomax, Backhouse Jones Solicitors

Driverless lorries to be trialled in UK

On 5 March, 2016 the BBC reported that driverless lorries are to be trialled in the UK with the Department for Transport saying the UK would "lead the way" in testing driverless "HGV platoons"

Rear vision security cameras

The Journey 1 by Hyndsight Vision Systems is a lightweight, fully wire free camera and monitor unit that can be used with up to four cameras to monitor the rear and sides of trucks and containers for unlawful, and what could ultimately be costly, intrusion.

Boost for small businesses seeking finance

On 1 April, 2016 the UK government’s small and medium sized businesses (SME) credit data sharing scheme will make it easier for new challenger banks and alternative finance providers to check credit worthiness of potential business customers.

French protests cause more Calais chaos


More strikes and protests are planned for today (24 May) and Thursday, with disruption expected at ports, airports and on rail lines with rolling strikes expected every Wednesday and Thursday until July.

Removal man ‘gob-smacked’ by migrant activityNeville Dale of David Dale Removals


Neville Dale, of RHA member David Dale Removals, was 'gob-smacked' by the situation at French ports.

IAM encourages under-17 safety

Driving charities the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the Under 17 Car Club (U17CC) have combined efforts, which will provide young drivers a unique pathway to safe and enjoyable driving even before they are old enough to pass their test.

New DFDS terminal opens at Dunkirk

Ferry operator DFDS has opened its new terminal building at the Port of Dunkirk.

Larry Goldman joins Suddath

Suddath in Florida has recently announced the appointment of Larry Goldman to its Global Moving Services business unit as vice president of residential sales.

ATE joins FTA Van Excellence

ATE (UK) Ltd has become a Van Excellence scheme recognised partner, joining over 40 other organisations that have been recognised as supplying valuable products and services to van operators. 

Basil Fry appoints new director

Specialist insurance broker Basil E. Fry & Company Limited has announced the appointment of Ria Houston B.A. (Hons) Dip CII as a director.

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EDITOR'S BLOG

Extraordinary people


I have just returned from the first phase of industry conferences this year. As advised last month, I did drink more water while travelling and I do think it made a difference. Still wiped out when I got back though. I’m not sure why it struck me particularly this year but, while on my travels, I seemed to meet more extraordinary people than in the past.


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