Archive for the Removals News Category

Misleading Advertising

Misleading Advertising Any deceit in advertising, (including the use of misleading images) is a severe reputational risk. The damage caused by just one badly conceived advert can undermine years of work in building a business’s reputation. This isn’t a huge problem for large companies that can spend […]

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Managing Sickness Absence Effectively

Managing Sickness Absence Effectively

Managing Sickness Absence Effectively There are generally two types of sickness absence – persistent bouts of short term absence, and long term absence attributable to serious illness or disease. It is wise for employers to recognise the distinction between the two and treat them differently. Absence costs […]

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Consistent Profit Margin

Consistent Profit Margin A quick and easy way to price jobs is to add a set figure to the fuel, materials and wages, while adding in a proportion of static overheads. Although it can be effective to price jobs this way, using a set figure instead of […]

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Advertising and Marketing

Advertising and Marketing Professional and competent movers will often get a significant amount of work from repeat business and recommendations, but this is rarely enough to keep a business going, particularly if it wants to expand. Most movers now have a website to advertise their services, but […]

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Joining a Trade Association

Joining a Trade Association Reasons for joining a trade association will generally fall into two categories. The first category is focused around the business. Trade associations usually offer their members advice and support in a wide range of areas including employment law, business regulations and training. At […]

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AIM and Peninsula Partnership

AIM and Peninsula Partnership Thanks to a partnership between Alliance of Independent Movers and Peninsula, (the UK’s largest employment law & health and safety consultancy) we can now offer all our Members easy access to Peninsula’s full range of services on preferential terms. Members can now take […]

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Staff Training

Staff Training Looking back over the last year’s jobs can give valuable insight into staff training needs. Combined with an overview of staff training records, this can help us to determine which drivers, porters and office staff would benefit from more training. All movers train their staff, […]

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Increasing or Upgrading the Fleet

Increasing or Upgrading the Fleet Traditionally a quiet month for UK domestic removals, February could be a good time to consider making changes to the fleet. As we mentioned in our first newsletter of this year, looking back over the previous year’s operations can give us insight […]

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Allocating Staff and Vehicles to Jobs

Allocating Staff and Vehicles to Jobs Generally, we tend to allocate resources depending on the size of the vehicle required and who usually drives it. Porters often make up the majority of the part-time labour force, so availability is usually the key factor when allocating the rest […]

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Choosing the Right Insurance

Choosing the Right Insurance As any good broker will tell you, there is no off-the-shelf insurance package that suits every removals business. This still holds true for businesses that carry out similar work and are similar in size. That is to say, two businesses that have the […]

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