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

The partial lock-down in the UK has led to many movers wondering if they are required to temporarily shut down their business.

Before you make a decision, please consider the following.

The lock-down is aimed primarily at non-essential retail and leisure in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Transport and freight are considered essential.

See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-freight-transport/covid-19-advice-for-the-freight-transport-industry

If you choose to continue working, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Follow the guidelines issued by the Government and instruct your staff to do likewise.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For domestic removals, clean all door handles and handrails, etc at both premises with an appropriate sanitiser.
Frequently clean all equipment (including vehicle cab interiors) with soap and water or a sanitiser.
Only send the minimum number of staff required (usually 2) to complete the job.
Request from the customer that they ask family and friends to stay away during the move.
Ask the customer to keep their distance during the move.
Don’t do home-visit surveys. Conduct surveys over the phone or by video call.

AIM believes that you should avoid all unnecessary work, but carry out essential work if possible.

AIM can’t and won’t tell you whether you should close your business. That is your decision.