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BAR to leave FEDEMAC

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

Learning the lesson of Hong Kong

Following on from April’s interview with Andy Mak, Steve Jordan got the other half of the story from Ron Waddling of Tippet Richardson in Canada.

70 years on Corsica

De Petriconi Déménagements’ Operations Manager, Bernard Tangui, tells the story of the company’s 70 year history on Corsica.

OMNI meets in The Seychelles

Editor Steve Jordan’s report from the OMNI conference in The Seychelles - a different kind of conference in an unusual setting.

Key factors for transferees that shape global mobility

Vukasin Vukosavljevic, Head of Content & Design at Crater in the USA, looks at how changing trends are affecting the global mobility industry.


Reflections on FIDI in Dubai

Steve Jordan attended the FIDI conference in Dubai. Here are his thoughts on the event and the city in the desert.

Should I be creating digital content?

Sam Butterworth from Happy2Move in London provides some tips on how to create content for your company’s website.


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


Congratulations to Michelle Preshaw from Irishrelo in Belfast for spotting an unusually morose Bob Nuss last month. Our subject this month is quite different – very jolly. But who is the happy chap in the middle? You might get extra marks if you can name his two accomplices as well. Send your answer to for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch.


Insurance Premium Tax Increase from 1st June – a more practical transition

Following the announcement in The Mover, January 2017, Adam Kellaway from Basil Fry has provided updated information about how the increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will be applied from next month.  

TfL Direct Vision proposal a fiasco says RHA

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is horrified to learn that the latest proposal from Transport for London (TfL) could mean banning half of the existing HGVs from London - starting in 2020 - through the application of new, London only, Direct Vision Standard.

Bishop’s Move delivers over 1,000 books to Gibraltar school

St Bernard’s First School has been successfully fundraising to replace the outdated books in its existing library, but were struggling to get the books delivered to the Rock from the UK.


FTA urges government action after more trouble at Calais

The Port of CalaisThe Freight Transport Association has urged the government to lobby the French authorities to protect drivers passing through the Calais area, following reports of increased migrant activity targeting lorries approaching the port.

Gosselin Mobility and DT Moving join forces

Nick Kerr and Marc Smet

In an agreement finalised last week, Gosselin has acquired and merged DT Moving with its Gosselin Mobility operating companies.

FLTA announces 10th annual National Fork Truck Safety Conference

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced its 2017 National Fork Truck Safety Conference will take place on Wednesday, 20 September at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Coventry.

Arpin Strong raises $80,000 for 37 charities in 2016

The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, operated by the Arpin Group in the USA, announced in its 2016 year-end report that it has raised over $80,000 and donated to 37 charitable organisations.

FTA hosts Keep Britain Trading conference

Over 300 delegates, including representatives from the UK government, gathered at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Centre for the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Keep Britain Trading Conference on 15 March.

Richard Travisono elected vice chairman of AMSA safety committee

Richard Travisono, Arpin Van Lines’ Director of Safety, has been elected vice chairman of the American Moving and Storage Association’s (AMSA) safety management committee.

Nathan Burke raises thousands for hospice charity

Nathan Burke took to the skies to raise vital funds for a hospice local to Burke Bros Moving Group’s head office in Wolverhampton, after losing his mother to cancer.

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Politics: don’t get me started

Now I don’t often get political, but all this nonsense is getting my goat.

Last June, we had a referendum in the UK and decided to leave the European Union. We are a
democracy and 52% of the great British public said go, so we go.

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