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AIM to become a trade association in 2017

Feb 05, 2017
When AIM (The Alliance of Independent Movers) was formed in 2013, the founders wanted to create a new trade association that was not only administered by people from within the industry, but was owned and governed by its members.

This wasn’t as easy at the beginning.  To be governed by members, the organisation needed enough members to form a Board of Directors and the necessary finances to provide the services members wanted.  The organisation agreed, therefore, to set up as a company limited by shares, on a temporary basis. This allowed the founding team to finance and develop the organisation, with input from the members as they joined.  

The organisers of AIM now believe, with a core membership of over 30 companies, it has achieved sufficient size and momentum to implement the next step and become a company limited by guarantee with no share dividend. This will make it a trade association that is owned by its members.  It will, at that point, change its name to the Association of Independent Movers (AIM).  

AIM will be controlled by the Association’s members through a newly formed Board of Directors. This will, of course, depend on member commitment and sufficient interest in forming the Board. The organisers say that this will be the first time in over a century that the removals industry has created a member-owned, not-for-profit association.  

If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Movers (or are considering joining) and would like to play an active role in the Association of Independent Movers, please call Scott Rust on 0208 892 0369 for more information.

Photo: Scott Rust presenting the award for the winner of the Domestic Mover of the Year to Gordon Rafferty of All Moves UK Ltd.

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