Individual BAR Membership bolsters
recruitment and community
The BAR has launched a new Individual Membership scheme, a wholly separate
category of Association membership that is available to anyone with links, present
or past, to the professional moving industry.
Individual BAR Membership is now open for applications. For more information and to
apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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The new Individual Membership category enables
long-standing supporters of the Association to stay in
touch after they retire so that they can maintain their
links with the industry and share best practice and
In addition, by offering non-Members of the
BAR some of the many benefits of full Association
membership, the new scheme is an ideal recruitment
platform for engaging non-Member removal firms that
have ambitions to develop their business and achieve
full BAR Member status.
The scheme is set to significantly improve the uptake
of younger talent within the sector by giving the BAR
Young Movers Group a dedicated process for taking
on new individuals both from within the pool of BAR
Member companies and among the wider non-BAR-accredited
What are the criteria for Individual
To acquire Individual BAR Membership, applicants
must either be:
• A retired individual who has previously worked for a
BAR Member company; or
• An individual who is employed by, or manages/owns
a non-BAR Member removals company; or
• A BAR Young Mover.
Applicants are required to provide personal contact
details. The BAR’s Advisory Committee will have the
opportunity to comment on new applications in line
with its other membership duties.
What are the perks?
Individual Members receive the following rights
• Free access to the online version of Removals
& Storage magazine
• Free access to the bi-weekly R&S Express mail
• The ability to attend BAR Area Meetings and
• Preferential (Member) rates for BAR training
courses and materials
• Access to a wealth of Member resources via the
• All BAR alerts, updates and news via email.
What are Individual Members
not allowed to do?
Individual Membership is for personal use only. The
Individual Member is not permitted to:
• Display, or otherwise use, the Association’s trademark
registered logo(s) under any circumstances
• Make references to BAR Individual Membership in
correspondence or promotional material (including
websites and social media).
Individual Members are not automatically BAR Members;
it is a wholly separate, personal category of membership.
Referenceline: BAR Members
resilient in the face of coronavirus
The graph to the right clearly shows the huge
impact that coronavirus (Covid-19) has had
on the removals industry, writes Mark Dealtry,
Managing Director of Referenceline.
We received just over 100 reviews in April, instead of the usual 400,
and at the time of writing we had received only three in May.
Nevertheless, we can also see how BAR Members have continued
to be there for consumers despite the impact of the pandemic, as in
this review of BAR Member Baters Removals of Sidmouth. The job
comprised a move into store, followed by a move into the new home.
Referenceline’s independent review service is free to all
BAR Members. For more information, please contact
No. of reviews
“Baters went above and beyond to
ensure we were still able to move
into our new home during Covid-19.
They were professional and adhered
to government guidelines. We as key
workers are truly grateful.”
Annual subscription fees:
Retired Member: £75 + VAT;
Non-Member Individual: £100 + VAT;
BAR Young Mover: £55 + VAT
Note: a non-Member wishing to join the BAR Young
Movers Group must pay both the non-Member and
BAR Young Mover fees.