ON THE COVER
Six months since the UK-wide lockdown to halt the spread
of Covid-19, BAR Members are operating a new norm
of moving under unique and demanding circumstances.
Member firms from across the UK reflect on how the
pandemic has shaped their businesses over the past half-year.
Pictured: Barnes of Lincoln fogging a pantechnicon.
To read the story, please see pages 14-15.
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04/NEWS FROM WATFORD
Honorary Life Membership for
industry luminary John Luxford.
23/THE R&S CROSSWORD
24/WOMEN IN THE
Brenda Almandras reflects on her
illustrious moving career at 83.
Opportunities for diversification in the
33/OVERSEAS GROUP NEWS
The latest on ToR volumes.
Brand-new training course to hone
video survey skills.
Are remote BAR Inspections and
audits here to stay?
Plans for relaunching ATC network.
Virtual BAR Area meetings.
Find out the latest.
Home and away
Just a snippet…
• Phased approach for EU imports
• Broughton Removals crowned
Scottish family business of the year
• Manchester CAZ delayed to
• BAR Members win big at global
• Older HGV tyres banned to boost
Jessica Shaw advances her
prospects in the industry.
Mondial Movers accredited for
corporate social responsibility.
“We’ve heard of companies that want to end
their lease and either move somewhere smaller
or even do without an office in the longer term.
They see now as the time to make a clean break
and make working from home the new normal.
But the advice in the industry is not to be too
hasty when giving up space. Let things settle
down and see how it pans out. We believe the
office will be back.”
Phil Oram, Regional Director, Crown Workspace
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