For more than a century, The British Association of Removers (BAR) has been promoting excellence in the UK moving industry and is the industry’s recognised professional voice
With over 500 members , the Association has 56 Overseas Group members who like ourselves specialise in overseas moving.
As a qualification for our membership of BAR, we work to an Office of Fair Trading approved Code of Practice that will give you the piece of mind (link) that comes from using a company that really knows what its doing. (add link to BAR OFT CoP here)
As we are members of the BAR Overseas Group, you have access to and are protected by the BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme which protects any prepayments you have made to us for your overseas shipment (add link to BAR APG guide here)
EuRA, the European Relocation Association, was formed in1998 with the aim of promoting the benefits of professionally managed relocation and mobility services to companies with globally mobile employees.
EuRA members can help their clients provide a seamless transition for the employee from one role to the next, promoting effective and swift productivity for the company as well as saving employers money through applying local knowledge.
All EuRA member companies have to achieve the EuRA Quality Seal accreditation through an external audit system based on an ISO 9001 model. All members sign up to a set of Rules of Conduct. EuRA also accredits individual relocation professionals through its European Academy of Relocation Professionals (EARP) training project.
FIDI is the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies. Founded in 1950 FIDI represents the interests of companies specialising in international removals. Since its creation, FIDI has evolved from a European to a leading worldwide federation and now has 525 members in 102 countries employing over 26,000 staff FIDI’s mission is to develop and promote best practice for FIDI companies. FIDI’s vision is to position FIDI affiliates as the “mover of choice” for international relocation FAIM is the FIDI Accredited International Mover standard, the first industry accreditation for international movers developed in 1997. The FAIM standard is maintained by FIDI’s own FAIM Steering Committee working together with Ernst & Young to provide a management system that focuses its attention on quality criteria and is recognised by corporate clients around the world.
UTS International www.uts-international.com
UniGroup UTS is a cooperative of 140 member agents in 61 countries around the world . It is a commercial trading entity in its own right that that provides a single-source supply of moving services to meet any corporate global move management requirement.
The UniGroup UTS quality management system complies with ISO 9001:2008 standards . Its scope covers each critical function, including the operational activities of local agents around the world and interactions between the network partners – all to ensure consistency of service.