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Five New Members

Matthew James Removals & Storage Ltd We are pleased to announce that Matthew James has joined AIM as a Platinum Member and Sponsor. As a member and sponsor of AIM, Matthew James Removals is pro-active in raising service levels and standards within the industry, particularly in the

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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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Why Use an AIM Member

Why Use an AIM Member? The Association of Independent Movers was formed to bring together removals companies that agree to comply with a code of practice that protects customers from bad business practises. The UK and Ireland removals industry is unregulated, which means anyone with a van

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Are Your Ts & Cs Current?

Are Your Ts & Cs Current? As a removals company grows and develops, new practices and policies are put in place. Sometimes this can be done by verbal instruction, particularly in smaller offices where writing a memo to pass across a desk to the only other staff

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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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Later Exchanges in 2016

Later Exchanges in 2016 One of the biggest problems faced by removers is late access to unload. This can be for a few reasons, but is usually because of transfer of funds and ownership of the properties involved. As from next summer, this is likely to get

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New Membership Rule

Member to Member Payment Terms This week’s Steering Group was attended by several members and guests. As usual, the meeting was very informal and social with much of the time being used for networking. However, there was also serious debate and discussion on a number of issues.

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What Do You Do All Day?

What Do You Do All Day? A question that office staff and managers are often asked, (not just in this industry, but in many others) is, “What do you do all day?” The implication is that there’s not much to do in the office. A misconception that can

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Automatic Enrolment | New Member – Best Rate Removals

Automatic Enrolment The Pensions Regulator has created an easy, step-by-step guide to help employers with setting up automatic enrolment. “The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including enrolling those who are eligible into a

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AIM’s First Industry Training Day ‘Book Now’ 

AIM’s First Industry Training Day ‘Book Now’ 

AIM would like to announce it’s First Training Day for the Removals Industry   Manual Handling Location: Central Moves Ltd Skills Centre, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 1DG Phone: 0208 892 0369 Date : 14 th July @ 9am As  discussed at the recent Steering Group Meeting, AIM would like

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Address:

The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Twickenham,
TW1 1DG
Phone:0208 892 0369

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.