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Steve Jordan talks to Patricia Jade Ooi about her new industry conference in Bangkok - IMA.


IAM Conference 2017

In October 2017 IAM held its annual conference in Long Beach, California. Here Will Kohudic, Marketing and Communications Manager for the International Association of Movers, reports on the proceedings.

Starting again in Puerto Rico

Steve Jordan interviews Neftaly Rodriguez from La Rosa Del Monte and Aida Robles from Rodi Cargo, both in Puerto Rico, just three weeks after Maria destroyed their island home.

BAR Young Movers relaunched

The BAR has resurrected its Young Movers Group with a major business and social event held on 3 and 4 November in Birmingham.

Masons Moving Group – four generations of success

There are very few family businesses that survive into a fourth generation; Masons Moving is one of them. Deputy Editor David Jordan travelled to Barry in South Wales to find out how.


PAIMA conference 2017

The 33rd annual PAIMA conference took place in October, a few days before IAM, at the Hyatt in Long Beach. It really is one of the friendliest conferences on the circuit and the PAIMA bunch always seem to have a fabulous time. By Steve Jordan.

Avoiding trouble at the Christmas party

Tina Chandler, employment lawyer at leading UK law firm Wright Hassall warns that while no-one wants to play the Grinch, it is worth reminding employees that they still represent their organisation, even when they are enjoying a few festive beverages at the work Christmas party.

New kid on the block

Steve Jordan talks to Patricia Jade Ooi about her new industry conference in Bangkok - IMA.


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


What a shame that nobody spotted our mono, but ever tuneful, Luigi Briotti from EUROMOVING2000 Milano last month. The years have served him well and his voice is as strong as ever. This time we come a little more up to date – but not much. Can you put a name to the face? If you can, e-mail for a chance at winning the White & Company Black and Red watch.


Financial standing levels for O-Licence holders confirmed

The financial standing rates for operator licence holders and applicants have been confirmed by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes celebrates 80 years with Kelly’s

The world-renowned adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes took a break from exploring the wide-open spaces of the Antarctic to join the celebrations marking Guildford-based Kelly’s Storage 80th birthday on 22 September.

USA is top emigration nation for Brits

USA was the most popular destination for Brits looking for a new life abroad last year, according to Royal Mail’s international Redirection data.

Leeds CAZ: an additional cost for businesses 

The cost of the new Leeds CAZ could be significant for businessThe Freight Transport Association is urging West Yorkshire businesses to make their voices heard or risk incurring significant additional operating costs, as Leeds City Council consults on plans for a new Clean Air Zone in the city.

Career progression overlooked in Driver CPC training

Driver CPC Periodic Training is frequently overlooked as a tool for progressing the careers of professional LGV drivers according to the RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board), the largest Driver CPC Consortium in the UK and Ireland.

Set financial standing rates in pounds after Brexit

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the UK government to set its own rates of ‘O’ Licence operator’s financial standing in pounds sterling, not euros, after Brexit on 29 March, 2019.

TfL releases Direct Vision Standard star ratings for HGVs

Transport for London (TfL) has released interim direct vision star ratings for Euro VI Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) as part of the development of its proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS).

Buzzmove moves to bigger offices

Buzzmove has moved to larger offices following the rapid expansion of its Gobuzzsurvey service.

De Haan Relocation appoints Wouter Hijzen as its new CEO

De Haan in The Netherlands has appointed Wouter Hijzen as its new CEO. Wouter has over 20 years of experience in international logistics at both TNT and Spring Global Mail.

BAR launches restructured APG scheme

The British Association of Removers (BAR) has introduced a newly structured Association-wide Advanced Payment Guarantee scheme (APG).   

Obituary: Tony Dawes

Tony Dawes, Partner at Simpson Packaging Group of Companies in West Yorkshire, died suddenly in August, aged just 60. 

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Now I have no objection to people having a good time. I even remember once having one myself. But have we now got to the stage where we have so few opportunities for celebration that we have to import them?

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