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 tickets in advance).

This year, the show will be held at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire on 1st and 2nd of November.

AIM officially launched at the 2013 Movers & Storers Show and has exhibited every year since. This year will be no exception and we hope to see you at our stand, where you can enter our competition, (details to be announced).

The Movers & Storers Show also donates to charity and has a great idea to raise money this year. This is best explained by the organizers;

“As we come close to The Movers & Storers Show in Bruntingthorpe our attention turns to some of the detail that goes to make this the biggest UK removal and self-store event in Britain. As you may know we always select a charity to support in whatever manner we can. 2016 is no exception, so we have decided to support the excellent services of the Royal British Legion – Poppy Appeal.

With the full support of Malcolm Pearson and the guys at Reason Global last year we raised an impressive £3,291 for the worthy cause of the Macmillan Nurses and we’re hoping to better that figure at this year’s show.

So this year we are starting the process off with what we hope is a good suggestion to help the charity.  We want you to talk to your favourite suppliers and suggest they exhibit at the show.

For each new exhibitor booking we receive via your recommendation we will donate £100. For the exhibitor we will guarantee a 25% reduction off the published stand prices. Oh, and to make sure we don’t leave you out, we will list your business as a contributor to the fund’s raised!

Let’s all do something good for this very worthy charity so start finding those new exhibitors for this year’s show on Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 November at Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe – see you there.”

Steering Group


We are currently making arrangements for the next Steering Group Meeting, to be held in Twickenham in September. The date has yet to be confirmed.

The Steering Group is made up of AIM Members and the AIM Team, but we welcome a limited number of guests.

If you would like to attend the next meeting, please contact Scott on 0208 892 0369.

Workplace Pensions – a reminder

As everyone is now aware, all employers will have to provide Workplace Pensions by 2018. However, this does not mean everyone can put it off until then.

The Staging Date is the date at which your enrolment duties come into effect.

You can check when that date is here. For more information on Workplace Pensions, visit www.gov.uk/workplace-pensions-employers.

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Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Phone:0208 892 0369


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.


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.