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2015 Britannia Conference

By Gavin McCarthy, Sales Director, Britannia Movers International


This is the 21st century - not the 17th!

Tony Richman's topical column this month is about the recent issues in Calais.

Branding basics By Simon Taylor, freelance Graphic Designer

In a world where effective marketing can be the difference between success and failure, branding is a key element, and it's only likely to become more important.

Looking to the future

Ray Hammond predicts the future at the EuRA conference in April in his ‘Key drivers for the future’ speech. By Sophie Neal.

Relocation through a child's eyes

It was on 11 June in Boston that a young man, Max Cormier, had a life changing experience. At the tender age of 12 he presented the results of his own survey into the reactions of children to the trauma of relocation to the annual meeting of the New England Relocation Association (NERA).

MoveCorp hit with £19,500 after finding 13 clandestines in truck

With increasing numbers of illegal immigrants attempting to board lorries in Calais and other Channel ports, James Tennant, Managing Director of Walsall-based removers MoveCorp Ltd. is urging other removal companies to make sure their checking procedures are fit for purpose and are adhered to by their drivers.

2015 Britannia Conference

By Gavin McCarthy, Sales Director, Britannia Movers International



Venezuela closes border with Colombia Venezuela closes border with Colombia

Juerg Degenmann from Global Mundazas Internacionales in Venezuela has advised that as a result of the continuing unrest in the country, the Venezuelan government has closed its border with Colombia. He said that the situation is very tense and he has no official knowledge on when it will reopen.

Unique vehicle mover reduces physical strain on staff

Stringo S3, the latest generation of vehicle mover, has been developed to focus on the operator and the handling technique. This means improved ergonomics and greater safety for both the operator and the vehicle.

Report suggests Global Mobility departments are being squeezed

Many HR departments and in-house Global Mobility functions are caught between a surging demand for increasingly diverse assignments and business pressures on costs and resources.

Hannah Swinson joins PPS

PPS Crate Hire has announced the appointment of Hannah Swinson as a sales advisor.

Shipping container costs hit record low

Low material costs and stable demand has driven the price of new container equipment down to record lows.

New home for insurance broker Basil Fry

Specialist insurance broker Basil Fry & Company has recently moved to new offices in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Better Removals appoints new Commercial Move Manager

Hertfordshire-based Better Removals & Storage Ltd has recently appointed 26-year-old Harry Edwards as commercial move manager.

Beware of e-mail spoofing

Thomas Juchum contacted The Mover to highlight the issues of e-mail spoofing and how to spot them.

Insider knowledge on the Thatcher estate

An article published in The Daily Telegraph on 15 June tells of how private papers owned by Baroness Thatcher, have been saved for the nation (UK) after her family donated them in lieu of inheritance tax on her £4.7million estate.

New lead generation service launched in UK

Dutch online marketing agency Yonego has launched a new lead generation service for the UK removal industry.


Surprisingly nobody spotted Gerry Lane from Asian Tigers Mobolity - Phillipines, playing tennis in last month's photo. Well it was a few years ago and although Gerry has hardly changed at all, the photo wasn't great. This time we are back to close ups. Can you name either of the gentlemen pictured? If you know both names you stand a much better chance of winning the all new White and Company Red and Black watch. Answers please to:

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It's time the worm turned

There are two issues here that set my blood into a rolling boil, and that of many others: how can a bunch on ferry workers be allowed to disrupt the only practical route to the UK from the mainland, and apparently commit acts of criminal damage, without being rounded up by the authorities; and secondly, why are truck drivers and the companies they work for penalises because of Europe’s governments inability to solve the illegal immigrant problem?

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This is the 21st century - not the 17th!

Whilst I sit down to write this month’s column for The Mover magazine, the trucks that have been stuck on the M20, are starting to move again after several days of being held in ‘Operation Stack’ and things will probably be back to some sort of normality again by the time you read this article.

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