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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.

A business transformed

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


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


Coppards celebrates first year as a Bishop’s Move franchise

Bromley-based Coppards Removals & Storage Ltd is celebrating its first year as a Bishop’s Move franchise by adding a refurbished five-container Mercedes in Bishop’s livery to the fleet.

John Mason celebrates Australia Day 2017

John Mason International Movers has followed up on last year’s ‘Removals Men’ video, with an even more ambitious and successful ‘Crocodile Dundee’ inspired video and social media campaign to celebrate Australia Day 2017 on 26 January

New VGM weighing systems for Hyster® ReachStackers

Hyster has introduced two weighing systems that can be fitted to Hyster ReachStackers and Laden Container Handlers to obtain a Verified Gross Mass (VGM), as required by the recently introduced SOLAS Legislation.

Crown Records Management partners with Preservica to help preserve digital records

Crown Records Management has partnered with Preservica to help organisations ensure vital long-term digital records remain accessible into the future.

Lack of investment to blame for potholes say transport associations

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted with disappointment to the Local Government Association’s (LGA) inaccurate claim that freight transport is responsible for the poor state of Britain’s roads.

Gerson Relocation appoints Andy Elson as director of sales

Gerson Relocation, part of the AGM Group, has announced the appointment on 20 February, 2017 of Andy Elson as director of sales.

Britwrap moves in on desiccants

Liverpool-based protective packaging brand Britwrap has introduced new moisture-absorbing desiccants to its product range.

Harrow Green signs up to the Armed Forces Covenant

Harrow Green has announced that it has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate its support for the armed forces community.

Don't make me laugh!

Tony Allen's monthly topical column.

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.

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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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