Archive for the moving Company News Category

Dispute Resolution Service

Dispute Resolution Service Over the last few months AIM has been working hard to find the best supplier of Dispute Resolution services for all our members. We have identified one such provider and negotiated a deal that would benefit all AIM members and their customers. Once implemented,

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Event of the Year

Event of the Year The Movers & Storers Show is the event of the year for independent movers and storers. There is no requirement to be a member of any trade association, there is no obligation to buy anything and it’s free to attend, (if you order

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Tail Lift Regulations

Tail Lift Regulations To comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), employers are required to ensure any lifting equipment is regularly inspected and records kept. This includes tail lifts. Although not specifically designed to convey people, tail lifts do so during their day

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Removals Brokers

Removals Brokers Now the Brexit referendum is over, we can turn our attention back to issues more specific to removals and storage, like the news that Movinga will be pulling out of the UK market. In January, it was reported that Movinga had raised nearly £17 million

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Improved Road Links Announced

Improved Road Links Announced In his Budget Speech this week, George Osborne promised “Major new commitments to the national infrastructure projects of the future.” This will include; “…finding new money to create a 4-lane M62” and developing the case for a new tunnelled road from Manchester to

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New Members and New Driver’s Hours Rules

More New Members Without having access to information from the all the other trade bodies, (new and old) we cannot say for certain, but AIM is probably the fastest growing trade association in the UK removals industry. We believe this is largely due to the positive feedback

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Two New Members – Hunts International and Express Movers

New Member – Hunts International We are pleased to welcome Hunts International as our most recent member. Hunts was founded in 1942 and is a highly respected international mover, with weekly runs into France, Ireland and beyond. Their large fleet, 25,000 sq. ft. secure storage and dedication

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New Members – 0800 Moves and MK Relocations

New Member – 0800 Moves We are pleased to welcome 0800 Moves to our steadily growing membership. With 30th years’ experience as professional movers, 0800 Moves are sure to be a valuable member and can offer trade assistance to other members at great rates. Contact Aaron on

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Lead Generators versus Mailing Lists

Lead Generators versus Mailing Lists Most movers have, at some point, used lead providers to generate work. There are many to choose from and it can be difficult to know how effective they are without close monitoring. This usually means it can cost a mover hundreds of

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Reviews & the Law

Online Reviews Depending on the source of the research, it is estimated that between 60 and 70 per cent of consumers trust positive online reviews. This number jumps to around 85% for negative reviews. According to the CMA (Competition & Markets Authority), £23 billion a year of

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Newsletter

COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak