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  • Sale and leasebacks: sacrifice or a saviour?

    Jun 16, 2020
    This has been a strange year so far with many moving businesses struggling in the face of lockdowns the world over. Desperate times sometimes require desperate measures and if the cash runs out, the need to raise money quickly becomes an imperative. Here, James Polo-Richards of Wright Hassall Solicitors looks at sale and leaseback strategy for property and how it can play a major role in fundraising efforts.
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  • Don’t take risks with compliance after Brexit

    Jun 16, 2020
    With borders being more difficult to negotiate following Brexit, Lloyd Firth from law firm WilmerHale warns against the temptation of facilitation payments.
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  • Walking with Shakespeare and Newton

    Jun 12, 2020
    Steve Jordan interviews Edward Miles, a 28-year-old mover from London who has taken a positive view of the COVID-19 lockdown and made his company better for the experience.
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  • Tony Allen: And finally... Idle hands

    Apr 19, 2020
    This morning I walked down into town to buy Mrs Allen a birthday card. I guess this will be the last time I’ll be making this journey for some time, as I must now conform to current virus edicts.
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  • With you wherever you are

    Apr 06, 2020
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  • The challenges of BAR

    Apr 05, 2020
    The British Association of Removers (BAR), represents the professional moving industry in the UK. As such it has its challenges and is often the subject of criticism. Steve Jordan talked to Ian Studd, BAR Director General, to explore some of these and the approach the Association takes to ensure that it meets the expectations of its members and their customers.
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  • Navigating the European Union posted workers revised directive

    Apr 05, 2020
    Continued workforce mobility within the European Union (EU) has created challenges in defining and protecting posted and local workers.
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  • Diversification vs Specialisation

    Apr 05, 2020
    Ray daSilva from Mobility Exchange looks at diversification for movers and, in particular, pet transportation.
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  • How to get started in the self storage business

    Apr 05, 2020
    Self storage is an increasingly popular way for removals businesses to make extra money. With the rising costs of running a business and pressures on time, leaving land unutilised just doesn’t make sense. Chris Williams, Managing Director of shipping container supplier Willbox, explains how to get started.
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  • The heart of mobility visits Cambodia

    Apr 05, 2020
    So, the conference season is upon us again. And for those who attended, there was a real treat in store at the International Mobility Alliance (IMA) meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, themed The heart of mobility. By Steve Jordan.
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  • Tony Allen: And Finally... Don’t get me wrong

    Mar 19, 2020
    Sometimes it seems like a major responsibility working on a nascent article for ‘The Mover’ especially as it’s fundamentally the last item to be read and you really want to conclude having created some sort of an impact.
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  • Is it really about health?

    Mar 10, 2020
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  • Rebuilding the red horse

    Mar 10, 2020
    As Santa Fe begins to re-emerge as a major force in the moving and relocation industry following its financial difficulties, Steve Jordan interviews its new CEO, Yann Blandy, to find out what went wrong, and the plans for putting it right.
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  • Diversifying the diversification

    Mar 10, 2020
    In the February issue of The Mover, we interviewed Jean-Luc Haddad of Grospiron in Paris on the subject of diversification. Seven years ago, his company ventured into the world of relocation by buying Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited (CSU). Here we talk to Ludovic Lemoine and Philippe Mirault about the industry, and the changes that have taken place since.
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  • Risky business

    Mar 10, 2020
    According to Eduard Pfeifer and his son, Andreas, from HVD Insurance Brokers in Hamburg, it’s all to do with relationships. Steve Jordan caught up with them for a chat to find out a bit more about the company and insurance in general.
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  • US domestic relocation trends to watch in 2020

    Mar 10, 2020
    Sterling Lexicon offers an insight into what to expect from the US domestic relocation market in 2020.
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  • A Mobility Shyft for Peggy

    Mar 10, 2020
    Peggy Smith likes workforce solutions, and she likes a challenge. For nearly ten years she was CEO of Worldwide ERC®. Now she’s joined Shyft, a technology company. Steve Jordan asked her about the dramatic change in direction.
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  • The Last Mile

    Mar 10, 2020
    Ray daSilva, President, Mobility Exchange, looks at what might be an opportunity for the moving industry, given the right leadership
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  • Insurance: 2020 and beyond

    Mar 10, 2020
    Wondering where the relocation and mobility vertical is headed in the coming decade? Here’s a snapshot of where we are today, along with some predictions for the future.
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  • It pays to be Smart!

    Feb 24, 2020
    My friend Bob possessed what I think was one of the first truly commercial mobile phones on the market. He used to swear by it - and sometimes at it - but he always maintained that it had changed his life.
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