BAR Wins ‘Commercial Initiative of the Year’ TAF Award for Best Practice.

The British Association of Removers (BAR)* is delighted to have won a prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF)** Best Practice Award for Commercial Initiative of the Year. The result was announced last night at the Awardsand Networking Dinner at 8 Northumberland Avenue, Central London.

The awards recognise rewards and promote excellence and best practice amongst professional Trade Associations in the UK. BAR beat off competition from major organisations to win the accolade and marks a significant achievement for BAR and benchmarks the Association against other UK Trade Associations.

The judges felt BAR had demonstrated outstanding initiative in commercial venture through the development of new and innovative partnerships with leading consumer brands such as Rightmove, The Money Advice Service, Royal Mail, Zoopla, and These partnerships have provided BAR Members with new commercial opportunities, additional exposure and exclusive sales leads and also contributed to improving consumer awareness of BAR and our consumer protection scheme.

BAR was also recognised as providing an outstanding Electronic Newsletter and excellent 2013 Annual Conference and was therefore awarded finalist in the categories Electronic Communication of the Year and Conference of the Year.

Stephen Vickers, BAR Director General said: “We are delighted to have won the Commercial Initiative award and for being finalists in all of the award categories that we entered. We realise how good the result was especially for an association of our size. When we saw the strength of the other finalists it is a testament to all of the hard work that our staff have put in across all parts of the association and the progress we have made together in the past few years. We have had a steady supply of awards in the past few years which shows continuous improvement in all areas. We will enjoy the success, make the most of it, learn from it and continue developing the Association as successfully as we have been doing”.