Top 4 Reasons to Attend the Movers & Storers Show

Movers & Storers Show 2017

AIM was officially launched at the Movers & Storers Show 2013 and we have exhibited at the show every year since. This year’s show will be our fifth, so we know what to expect and are looking forward to it.

The AIM staff are all movers, so we enjoy the show not just as exhibitors, but also as visitors. There are some very good reasons why movers should attend the show, particularly if they intend for their businesses to grow.

Top 4 Reasons to Attend the Movers & Storers Show


Business Networks have long been known as a great way to build good relationships between businesses. Having hundreds of movers and storers in the same building, all looking for new opportunities, provides an ideal chance to network.

Whether it’s a chat that started about the colour of vans and ends with a sub-contract agreement, or a discussion that began with an awkward greeting and finished with a trade-storage deal, there’s always a chance that a little networking can improve business prospects.

Business relationships are usually built on firmer ground if the parties meet face to face. Social Media has its place, but adding someone to a “Friends” list doesn’t compare to having a chat over a cup of coffee in the Networking Lounge.


For those that are unfamiliar with the show, it’s worth pointing out that the exhibitor stands are not like market stalls. The primary purpose of exhibitors is to help potential customers to understand the product, so they can make an informed choice. Although exhibitors are usually happy to make a sale, they are mainly there to answer questions.

To get the most out of the show, visitors should talk to as many exhibitors as possible. There may be a product that the visitor is unaware of, but which could save them time or money. There is no obligation to buy anything in return for asking a few questions.

At previous shows, AIM has enjoyed visits to our stand from existing members. In some instances, they have stayed for a while and talked to other visitors about AIM, from a member’s perspective.


Competitions are fun and there are often some nice prizes to be won. Though some exhibitors run competitions on their stands, the main events are provided by the show’s organizers and sponsored by removals companies or suppliers.

The Packer of the Year winner doesn’t just win a trophy, they also have the bragging rights on their social media accounts and website blog. Even if it only impresses a tiny fraction of their website’s visitors, it could still lead to a few customers choosing their business over a competitor.


The subjects and speakers for the Seminar Theatre have yet to be announced for this year, but last year’s show is probably a good indicator. Last year, movers attended seminars on a range of subjects including cybercrime, getting the best results from lead suppliers and handling customer complaints on social media. This clearly illustrates how times change. For many at the seminars, those issues didn’t even exist when they first started in the removals industry.

The Movers & Storers Show 2017 will be held at Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe on Wed 8th and Thu 9th of November. Entry is free if you register in advance, or £20 per person on the day.

New Director at Central Moves Ltd

Central Moves Ltd is happy to announce the appointment of Kane Rust as a Director.

Kane has worked with Central Moves Ltd for several years, starting as a porter and progressing steadily to become a valuable asset in administration and business development.

Managing Director, Scott Rust said, “Appointing Kane as a Director is part of a long-term plan to secure the future of Central Moves Ltd. Kane is part of the next generation of professional movers and will help the company to stay current as our industry evolves.”


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