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Blockchain: a revolution in waiting

Steve Jordan looks at Blockchain and predicts that it will be as revolutionary in the future as the Internet was 20 years ago


Clarks of Amersham: success from a standing start

Deputy Editor David Jordan takes a trip down the leafy lanes of Buckinghamshire to visit Clarks of Amersham; a family business that from humble beginnings has grown to become one of the county’s leading removal companies.

Euromovers wears the tartan

The EUROMOVERS International annual conference took place in Edinburgh between 25-28 May in the midst of an uncharacteristically Scottish heat wave that saw the city sweltering at 28C (almost unheard of in Scotland in May) – until the rain fell, that is.

Cartus identifies top global relocation destinations

Cartus names the top ten countries where companies send their employees to take advantage of favourable labour and market conditions.

Gosselin Mobility and DT Moving join forces

In an agreement finalised in May between Gosselin CEO Marc Smet and DT Moving Managing Director, Nick Kerr, Gosselin has acquired and merged DT Moving with its Gosselin Mobility operating companies.

Global employees less inclined to move abroad than five years ago

A recent poll by global research company Ipsos indicates a slight decrease in the percentage of employees prepared to temporarily relocate.

Introducing the new BAR

Steve Jordan talks to Ian Studd, Director General of BAR, two years into his appointment, to find out how he’s getting on building a new BAR to meet today’s unique and rapidly changing challenges.

Blockchain: a revolution in waiting

Steve Jordan looks at Blockchain and predicts that it will be as revolutionary in the future as the Internet was 20 years ago.


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


Congratulations to Robin Mason, ex BAR president, who correctly identified Dany Schneider from Marcel Schneider Inc. of Lausanne in Switzerland last month. Yes, he does look like his father. This month we have a winner to identify. But who could it be? Send your suggestion to for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch.


TruTac to rebrand its transport management software products

TruTac, the Coventry-based transport software specialist, is rebranding its suite of compliance products with the introduction of a single, cloud-based portal.

Crown acquires Allied’s record management business in Malaysia

Crown Worldwide Group Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd, announced in May that it had acquired the records management business from Allied Pickfords.

Pickfords in new charity partnership with Cancer Research UK

Pickfords has announced a change in its CSR policy and will now be supporting Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, as its main beneficiary.

Logistik re-treads are longer lasting than original equipment tyres

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres in Grantham has claimed in a recent press release that its re-tread tyres outperform original equipment by up to 50%.

Aires wins at EMMAs

Aires has been awarded Relocation Management Company of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management at the Americas Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs). 

Travel through time with Pickfords

In May, Pickfords introduced a new, interactive section to its website. The digital timeline chronicles the history of the brand, from its earliest days as a carrier in the 1600s to the present day.

25% of financial institutions to move some staff out of UK owing to Brexit

According to the EY Brexit Tracker, more than a quarter of the 222 UK financial services firms monitored have announced that they are moving some staff or part of their operations out of the UK, or that they are reviewing their domicile as a result of Brexit.

2017 European Self Store Conference & Trade Show 16-18 October

The conference will take place at the Maritim proArte Hotel in Berlin on 16-18 October.  This is the largest self store event outside the USA and is a must for anyone involved in the self store industry.  

Arpin International Group opens first customer care centre in India

Arpin International Group has opened an international customer care centre in Kerala, India; the company’s first in the country.

Rod McKenzie takes on public affairs for the RHA

Rod McKenzie, currently director of marketing & communications for the Road Haulage Association (RHA), is to also take on the role of director of policy & public affairs. 

Burke Bros Moving Group donates 5,000 books to Wolverhampton charity

Wolverhampton-based Burke Bros Moving Group has donated over 5,000 books to local charity, Compton Hospice.

IAM Compensates Members almost $200,000 USD

Following the final claims review for the 2016 fiscal year, IAM is paying out $192,500 USD to settle qualified Unpaid Invoice Compensation claims submitted through the Receivable Protection Program (RPP).

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Matthew James Global Relocations


Wisdom without control

The moving industry is one that lends itself nicely to family businesses. Dad buys a van and works all hours and mum does the books on the kitchen table and brings up the kids. When little Johnny is old enough to have muscles he joins the firm, serves his time as a porter and, when the old man dies or becomes decrepit, takes over as the boss. Repeat. It’s been like that for generations; but I wonder if the time has come to look differently at retirement.

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