BAR Conference

Each year BAR hold a 3 day conference. This flagship event consists of business lessons from influential speakers, exploration of best practice within the removals and storage industry and exciting social events. The Gala Dinner, which closes the event, hosts the highly anticipated BAR Domestic, Commercial and Overseas Mover of the Year awards.

BAR Annual Conference
Stratford Upon Avon 2019

This year the BAR Annual Conference is to be held from 23-25 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the famous market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Britain, being the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the base of the Royal Shakespeare Company. It’s set on the banks of the river Avon with historic houses, a famous theatre, thriving street market, excellent shops and fabulous restaurants. High-level speakers have now confirmed their participation at the conference, forming the centrepiece of a packed seminar and social programme.


Our keynote speakers

Rupert Irons and James Moos 
C3IA Solutions

As members of cybersecurity consultancy and provider C3IA Solutions, a company whose list of clients includes the Ministry of Defence, Threat and Risk Manager Rupert Irons and Technical Security Group Lead James Moos know what it means to work at the front line of security. In a talk titled ‘Keeping the BAR Open for Business – Cyber Resilience Explained’, delegates will have the opportunity to receive authoritative advice on cybersecurity and business continuity planning from two experts in the fields.

After-dinner entertainment

Zoe Lyons

One of England’s most popular live comedians, Zoe Lyons, will provide the after-dinner entertainment of the Conference Gala Night on Saturday 25 May. Zoe’s natural energy and sharp observations on the absurdities and frustrations of modern life have seen her sell out tours and appear on television shows ranging from Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow to Mock the Week and Celebrity MasterChef.

Vehicle parade through Stratford at conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that, in principle, a vehicle parade featuring our industry’s rolling stock through the ages will be able to proceed through the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon on the afternoon of Saturday 25 May 2019. We also hope to stage a static vehicle display on the site next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

If you would like to participate and showcase your historic vehicles in the parade or display, please send details of the vehicle’s make, type, age, owner and operator, along with a photograph, to

This is a fantastic PR opportunity for our industry, our Association and its Members. Absolute confirmation of the parade will be provided in the coming weeks, so watch this space!

Stratford-upon-Avon 2019 proudly sponsored by:

BAR Annual Conference – Bournemouth 2018

A big thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and of course delegates that helped to make the BAR Annual Conference 2018 such a success, and well done to all the 2018 competition winners!

“Thank you @BARremovers for another great conference last month! Our team look forward to next year’s event in Stratford Upon Avon!

Chilfen Timber Packaging Division

Bournemouth 2018 proudly sponsored by:

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