When Member Cadogan Tate moved the President of the United States – A video of events

Cadogan Tate is no stranger to the world of high-value, complex, time sensitive moves. However when they took a call from Michael Smith Inc, one of the world’s top interior designers, about moving the personal effects of a client from the Washington metropolitan area on inauguration day, a series of events occurred which the team will not forget in a hurry.

Please click here to read and watch the fascinating story of how the team at Cadogan Tate moved the President of the United States on inauguration day.

BAR partner with Disclosure Services

About Disclosure Services

Since 2002 Disclosure Services has been processing electronic criminal records checks and assisting a comprehensive range of organisations to make informed recruitment decisions, fulfilling regulatory and compliance requirements, mitigating risk to clients, service users and employees.
  • Industry leading guidance and insight, supporting you with the disclosure process of your new recruits and existing staff
  • Innovative cross-device applications that are reliable, easy to use, fast, accurate, secure and provide an end-to-end audit trail
  • Personal, friendly and flexible service with a dedicated Relationship Manager
  • Dramatically improved turnaround times and eliminates errors
  • Significant cost and administrative savings
  • Fully MOJ, OCJR and DBS compliant and audited to International Quality Management (QM) standard ISO9001:2008 and Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standard ISO27001:2013

Further to the recent announcement of the partnership between the BAR and Disclosure Services who provide online Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Criminal Records Checks, we are delighted to report that BAR has negotiated with Disclosure Services a discounted admin fee to £8.30 + VAT per application, fixed from the start of each Members’ use of the service, and for a 12 month term. We believe this to be a significant benefit and would urge you all to make use of the facility. The service can be accessed through the following link www.disclosureservices.com, or through the Members area of the BAR website.

Disclosure Services will of course be presenting at our conference in Cardiff and will be available to answer any questions that you might have.

Information for commercial drivers

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.

Click here to download the latest commercial drivers bulletin for full details

Backhouse Jones employment newsletter

For the latest employment news which could affect your business, download this month’s edition of the Backhouse Jones employment newsletter by clicking here.

Article 50 may be huge for UK but housing market stays calm

The triggering of Article 50 may have been regarded as a historic event but it appears to have left the housing market largely untouched. To read the full article from Estate Agent Today click here.

New twist on overnight allowances

The RHA is stepping up its campaign against the new requirement, from April 6, to undertake random checks of receipts related to the RHA/HMRC overnight allowance. Read more here.

BAR Elections 2017 – Directly Elected Director – Results

Thank you to everyone that voted in the recent BAR Election 2017 for the next Directly Elected Director of the BAR Board of Directors.

The deadline has now passed, the votes have been counted and verified and I am delighted to announce that the successful candidate is – Neal Lambert, George Lambert & Son Ltd.

On behalf of everyone at BAR, I would like to congratulate Neal on his appointment to the Board and I look forward to his support and contribution over the next three years.

Kind regards

Paul Swindon

Company Secretary

2017 DMotY, CMotY & OMotY Finalists announced

A huge congratulations to the 2017 DMotY, CMotY and OMotY Finalists listed below.

The Finalists will now move through to the last stage of judging, with the overall winners being announced at the BAR Gala Dinner & Awards night at the BAR Annual Conference 2017.

Domestic Mover of the Year Finalists

  • Squab Ltd
  • Kilmarnock Removals International Ltd
  • Maidmans Moving & Storage Limited

Commercial Mover of the Year Finalists

  • Universal Commercial Relocation Limited
  • Maidmans Moving & Storage Limited
  • John Bradshaw and Son T/A BCL

Overseas Mover of the Year Finalists

  • Bournes International Moves
  • Excess International Movers
  • White & Company PLC

Pound steady as Article 50 trigger date approaches

Although we’re now only days away from the long-awaited activation of Article 50, the pound is proving resilient and its best levels of the week could be yet to come. For more details from Currency Direct click here.