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Brexit and the Moving sector: where are we now?

Brexit and the Moving sector: where are we now?
Ray Inskip, February 28, 2020

I have spent more than 12 years operating within the global moving field, and throughout this time I have had the pleasure of speaking frequently with removals industry leaders and specialists as part of my current role as Head of Global Moving Services at Alchemy, the sector’s most historic talent and consultancy firm. Of course, in recent years, the number one topic of conversation within moving has been Brexit - the are discussions are continuing as we in the UK embark on what is known as the ‘transitional period’ following leaving the EU. In my blog this month, I am opening the dialogue on what this political shift could mean for the moving industry according to my moving and relocation sector contacts...

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The 57th Annual IAM Conference – My Experience

The 57th Annual IAM Conference – My Experience
Ray Inskip, November 1, 2019

Our Arrival

This year my colleague Steve Maples and I were fortunate enough to attend the 57th Annual IAM convention in Chicago, Illinois. We had an excellent time; it was a great to see old friends within the industry and a fantastic chance to meet some new clients. The Conference was located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, a mammoth scale venue that was able to accommodate the needs of 3000 attendees, with a constant rotation of free tea, coffees, lunches (and very importantly, bars). Our stay was comfortable and conductive to the building of new business. As an IAM convention veteran, I found the event followed a familiar format.

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How Netflix can help you to declutter for a move

How Netflix can help you to declutter for a move
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, March 27, 2019

In January, media streaming platform Netflix was taken by storm with the arrival of reality television series ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’. The series focuses on Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo as she helped families organise and declutter their homes. The series revolutionises the process of tidying and her organisational tips inspire viewers to deep cleanse their home of all their unwanted items. We take a look at how the Marie Kondo method can help you to declutter your home to help you carry out your move as smoothly as possible! 

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4 Technology Trends from the Moving Industry

4 Technology Trends from the Moving Industry
Ray Inskip, February 25, 2019

In recent years technology has been a hot topic across the relocation services sectors, the moving industry is no exception. High-tech innovations are improving service quality and efficiency for moving companies and customers alike, on a local scale and globally.

Here are 4 ‘smart moving’ technology trends available not just to moving companies but also to relocating clients themselves as part of the moving package. The 4 AI options which I describe below are designed to make the whole process of moving simpler, easier and more cost-effective for all parties…

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Moving Reindeer Without Magical Assistance

Moving Reindeer Without Magical Assistance
Lucy Owen, December 14, 2018

At this festive time of year, there is increased demand for the transport of domesticated reindeer throughout the UK. If only the reality of ‘reindeer-moving’ was as simple as Santa gallivanting around the globe on his sleigh! If you thought general airport security was complicated (especially at Christmas), wait until you learn the reality of the process required to move reindeer without magical assistance.

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US Moving Trends Of 2018

US Moving Trends Of 2018
Daniel Barker, November 27, 2018

The American Market

Household goods moving services in the USA consist of residential, commercial and warehousing services all operating within the relocation market. The USA’s population of over 327 million people spans over nearly 10 million km2; as a result the US household goods moving market is a constantly growing and shifting powerhouse. With steady increases over the past 5 years, the industry has grown by 2.4% to boast a revenue of $18 billion in 2018. 

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