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Paradise lost … is the dream finally over for Hong Kong’s expats? By David Jordan


Paradise LostIt was once the dream-posting for expats keen to further their careers in the booming heart of the Tiger economy. The reality now is very different. Rioting and pro-democracy protests that dragged on throughout much of the summer of 2019 took their toll and expats are leaving the territory in ever increasing numbers.

Making home working work


Nick HowesGiven the requirement for social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, employees working from home has suddenly become a necessity in most industries. Here, Nick Howes from Leadership Management International UK offers some tips on how to make it work for you.

The time for Video Surveys is here


Gerrard Halsey Of course, video surveys have been here for a long time but, it seems, treated with some scepticism by many of the traditionalists in the moving industry. How can it be possible to get the cube right by looking through a screen, and how can you build a rapport with the client remotely?

The power of clean shoes


Mark JefferyIn a career spanning three decades, Mark Jeffery was one of the industry’s leading salesmen with the trust and respect of the HR departments of many of London’s biggest corporate accounts. Steve Jordan spoke to him to find out a little more about those days on the front line and to see what advice he has for today’s sales professionals.

Unprecedented – overused or understated?


Dale Collins Just today, as I write these lines, my family and I have been counting the number of times we have heard the word “unprecedented”. It has been at least 43 times, and we stopped counting just a while ago when we turned off the news.

Training success for Grace


Grace recently commissioned a new business training system, SAP LitmosGrace in Australia recently commissioned a new business training system, SAP Litmos, to enhance its training offering to its staff. The project has been a great success.

Taking control of comms during COVID-19


Takeing contorle of comms during COVID-19 It is obvious that the current quarantine situation cannot be compared to any previously announced pandemics or crises - this time, the world is shutting down completely. The situation is going to lead to hardly measurable consequences not only for individuals, but also for businesses.

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION

White and Company Mystery Mover


Well surprisingly nobody spotted Colin Chapman last month, but perhaps this one is a little easier for our international readers. Who’s playing pool? If you know you could be in with a chance of winning the beautiful White & Company Black and Red watch.

 

          White & Co Mystery Mover

 



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Suddath launches new website


Suddath web siteSuddath has recently launched a new global website, suddath.com. The company said that the site provides an intuitive navigation and site structure, a breadth of helpful and informative content, enhanced functionality and improved site speed.

Leading Danish companies join forces on an ambitious sustainable fuel project


Copenhagen Airports, AP Moller - Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have brought together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels in a unique partnership, with the concrete vision to develop a new ground-breaking hydrogen and e-fuel production facility as soon as 2023.

Some US military stop-movement orders to be lifted immediately

On 26 May the US Department of Defense announced that the stop-movement order in effect for military families on permanent change-of-station moves, originally set to run through June 30, will be lifted in stages, with some installations to begin accepting transfers immediately.  This will apply to installations in the USA that have met White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on preventing COVID-19.

Free protective masks and disinfectant ‘handed out’ to truckers


Free masks and suppleies 'handed' to driversUTA, a leading provider of fuel and service cards in Europe, together with DocStop and Service 24 Notdienst GmbH, are providing truck drivers on Austrian motorways and expressways with free protective masks and disinfectant during the coronavirus pandemic.

DKV further expands Europe-wide charging network


DKV charging stationDKV customers who use the DKV CARD +CHARGE will soon be able to recharge their electric car or hybrid vehicle at an additional 4,500 charging points across Germany, Austria and Switzerland and at a further 3,600 locations in Italy and Luxembourg.

Reintroduction London’s congestion charge will damage recovery, says FTA


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted with extreme disappointment to Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to reintroduce all London road charging schemes from 18 May.

Give us safe parking spaces, say UK lorry driversChris Yarsley


The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the UK government to follow through on its promise made two years ago to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers charged with keeping goods moving throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Peggy Smith joins CapRelo


Peggy SmithPeggy Smith has joined CapRelo with effect from 18 May, 2020 as its chief strategy officer (CSO).

Your video conferencing backdrop could impact your career


A new nationwide study commissioned by Eskenzi PR, and carried out by OnePoll, examined how video conferencing has changed workers’ perception of their colleagues. The results, announced in May, found that 40% of UK workers judge their colleagues on how their house looks over video conferencing.

Return to the workplace: people and safety


Law firm Pennington Manches Cooper is releasing a series of videos aimed at answering the top questions businesses have in relation to reopening. The first two videos focus on people and safety.

Go-Group delivers critical PPE to NHS


Global moving and relocation specialist, Go-Group, has commissioned and delivered over 30 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) to England’s frontline NHS and care workers since the beginning of April 2020.

Pandemic accelerates construction job cuts in the Gulf


Lay-offs and redundancy activity has accelerated in the Middle East’s construction sector as it contends with the economic impact of COVID-19, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Through adversity we create strength


Far be it from me to say ‘I told you so’ but – well, I did.  Last month I said this lockdown would give companies the chance to step back, take stock, decide why it does things the way it does and, given no alternative, do things differently.
   

Since then I have had conversations with moving companies from London to Auckland who all tell me different things, but all with one theme: they are doing things better now than before.

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