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How to convert more removal leads

Damien Seaman from Buzzmove offers advice and some tips from other moving companies on converting more of your online leads into hard business.


A business transformed

Editor Steve Jordan takes a trip to Yorkshire to visit Simpson Packaging’s new purpose-built HQ.

What’s in a name?

David Jordan went to see a moving company in Buckinghamshire that, through no fault of its own, has been landed with an unfortunate name and is battling to maintain business despite prejudice against it.


Mobile phones are not the only distraction for drivers

Deputy Editor David Jordan comments on the new rules for drivers using mobile phones and looks at some other distractions that put us all at risk.

How to become more successful on the Internet

Marco Maruccia, Sales Director of TriGlobal, discusses the top trends in Internet marketing and how moving companies should be making it work for them.

The top five hot topics for global mobility in 2017

Advancing technology, sociological change, political upheaval and economic shifts are combining to make 2017 a challenging and fascinating year for those in the global mobility industry, says Crown World Mobility’s Lisa Johnson.s

The father of Hong Kong groupage

Steve Jordan visits Andy Mak from Asian Express, during a passing visit to Hong Kong, to hear his story and more about his position as the father of Hong Kong groupage.

How to convert more removal leads

Damien Seaman from Buzzmove offers advice and some tips from other moving companies on converting more of your online leads into hard business.


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


Congratulations to John Inkpen of Britannia Sandersteads who spotted the sadly missed Rick Neave last month. Taken (far) too early. This time the subject is very much extant, although he doesn’t look too pleased with life in this photo. Who could it be? If you know, you could be the winner of the White and Company Red and Black Watch. Answers please to


Bespoke Bodies launches new vehicles for removals industry

Warrington-based vehicle body builder Bespoke Bodies Ltd has announced that it is now designing and building its own waggon & drag trailers.

New insurance rules for self-driving cars

Since the first time self-driving cars were discussed, one issue has been a primary concern: who’s to blame if there’s an accident.

DKV offers fuel and toll invoicing for Georgia

DKV customers can now settle fuel costs in Georgia using the DKV CARD at selected WISSOL brand fuel stations.

£170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

Drivers will see quicker, safer and more reliable journeys in Somerset under government plans to tackle congestion on the A303. 

Transparent fuel prices across more of Europe

Fuel and service card provider DKV Euro Service is offering its customers even more up-to-date price information across more of Europe with fuel price data from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal now available on DKV products.   

Michelle Wiggetman joins Cartus

Cartus Corporation has announced the addition of Michelle Wiggetman as Director, Strategic Business Solutions.

Drivers should study first aid

Statistics from Driver CPC Consortium RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board), suggest that many LGV drivers may be lacking crucial first aid and road traffic incident management skills.

UK government proposes cuts to Severn Crossing tolls

Drivers and businesses will benefit from proposed cuts to Severn Crossing tolls following the return to public ownership, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced on 13 January during a visit to Wales with Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns.

FTA calls for government support for switch to green fuels

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for the government to give transport operators similar support to the car sector by providing significant financial support to help achieve more widespread industry take-up of green fuels and technologies.

Migrant camp goes up in smoke

The Road Haulage Association is concerned about the knock-on effects for UK-bound trucks and their drivers after a camp housing 1,500 migrants close to the port of Dunkirk has been destroyed by fire.


Kuwait port fees increaseKuwait port fees increase

ISS Worldwide in Kuwait has advised that terminal handling charges and port fees for FCL sea shipments into Kuwait have increased.

BAR to leave FEDEMACThe British Association of Removers

The British Association of Removers (BAR) has announced a decision to leave FEDEMAC (Federation of European Movers Associations).

Property completion nightmares: who's to blame and what to do?

Very few established or busy removals companies will not have experienced the hassle and nightmare of a delayed property completion but some may not know why this happens and what, as a removals company, you should do to protect yourself.

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Working on the business

I had some contact with an organisation some years ago called Action Coach. No, it’s not the local bus service, it’s a business coaching franchise, international I think.  To my mind it was all an exercise in the blindingly obvious and I could never understand why, if the coaches knew all the answers, they were not all filthy rich and living in Barbados.  Maybe I misunderstood something.  But I did learn one thing.  We all need to allow some time to work on our businesses, not in them.   

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