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GRAEBEL SUPPORTS EXPERIENCE BIG IDEA PROJECT

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Graebel Relocation recently the sponsored Experience Big Idea Project, a fundraiser that helps young people who have helped the Denver metropolitan area communities, and the nation. The charitable event was held at the Space Art Gallery in Denver, Colorado on April 9. This event incorporated live music and interactive experiences that were led by students of The Big Idea Project. This sponsorship trailed a companywide voluntary paid time off (VPTO) initiative that was launched at the beginning of 2015 aimed at encouraging the Graebel Relocation employees on six continents to become active in their communities with philanthropic work to sustain the environment and to cultivate youth. The VPTO benefit is a component of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme that Graebel moulded after the United Nations’ model, and adopted in 2009. Proceeds raised at the event will directly support the Big Idea Project. According to the Big Idea Project website, “In teams of 3 to 4, students...

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ORPHEE BEINOGLOU AND OCTOPUS RELOCATION SERVICES UNITE

  Orphee Beinoglou has joined forces with Octopus Relocation Services making it part of the Orphee Beinoglou & Orbit Group based in Athens. In future all Relocation & Immigration projects will be handled by Octopus Relocations, the new subsidiary company of the Group.    Octopus Relocations will continue to operate independently under the same management.  Orphee Beinoglou said: “By combining Octopus’ vast experience as the leading provider of relocation services in Greece, together with the household removals services of Orphee Beinoglou & Orbit Group we respond to an increasing demand by our customers to combine relocation with moving services as well as to provide relocation services beyond the borders of Greece where Orbit Group is located (Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, FYROM, and Lebanon). We are all very excited about this development and look forward to service old and new clients. Full company details and the updated website are on their...

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NEW 6% GST ON MOVING IN MALAYSIA

Malaysia has introduced a new 6% GST to all moving and relocations services, effective from 1 April 2015.  This applies to all moving and relocation services provided anywhere in Malaysia including origin, destination and DSP services.   This informtion was supplied by Peter Karlsson of Asian Tigers.  

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GRAEBEL HONOURS ITS TOP SUPPLIERS

Move Management, Inc., a division of Graebel Companies, Inc., recently held its Third Annual Partner Summit. The Summit hosted 80 moving industry professionals from its U.S.-based supply chain network of moving services companies on April 14 and 15 at the company’s world headquarters in Denver, Colorado USA.   The sought-after Q Award for Excellence ceremony recognised the moving firms that demonstrated consistent, superior service for the Move Management clientele over the past year:   •First Place: Household Goods – Division I Quality Partner Award: Hilldrup Moving & Storage, an agent of United Van Lines  •Second Place: Household Goods – Division I Quality Partner Award: Beltmann Relocation Group, an agent of North American Moving Services  •Third Place: Household Goods – Division I Quality Partner Award: Budd Van Lines  •Household Goods – Division II Quality Partner of the Year: Alexander’s Mobility...

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GRAEBEL NOMINATED FOR RE:LOCATE AWARD

Re:locate Global has announced that Graebel Relocation is a finalist for the annually presented honour Relocation Service Provider Team of the Year. Re:locate Global, a UK-based multimedia publisher for the global mobility and relocation industry, will for the ninth consecutive year, recognise relocation industry management firms, specialized suppliers, and globally active corporations during a formal black-tie Gala Awards dinner on 14 May at the Institute of Directors (loD) in London. Nominees are selected by the publication according to an entry statement and are measured by five criteria that covers innovation and achievement, effective teamwork and client relations excellence, leadership, in addition to effective use of resources (time staff, funds, and other assets).    An independent panel of judges will identify the top company or individual in each of the twelve award categories. 2015, marks the first time that Graebel Relocation has been nominated. This year’s...

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ROY BRACE TAKES ON SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR THEMIGROUP

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Roy Brace from TheMIGroup is stepping down from his role as Vice President, Global Moving Services Support, to involve himself more with special projects for the company.  His current role will be performed by Andy Neall.   Roy started working with TheMIGroup on 15 May 1979.  Initially he fulfilled a sales and surveying role before becoming the assistant general manager for Rod Hopkins in Toronto.  In the early 1990s Roy was the general manager of the company’s Vancouver branch before becoming the Executive Vice President for the Canadian region.  In 1999 he moved to New York as the Executive Vice President for the seven US States of the Eastern Region.     After a subsequent business re-organisation, Roy took on the role of Vice President of Client Services for the Eastern Region before later assuming the role for which he was best known worldwide as the group’s front man, looking after its global network of agents.   “When...

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NEW APPOINTMENTS TO GRAEBEL IMPLEMENTATION TEAM

Graebel Relocation senior vice president operational excellence Myrla Lance has named Tonya Porath CRP, CERC, Matt Ockels CRP, and Brian Hettinger to the Implementation team. Each implementation manager will be accountable for the successful transition and implementation of new client relocation and mobility programs that are administered by Graebel. Poised for accelerated global growth, these latest appointments reflect the organisation’s approach to its highly personalised service and communication model that begins with the alignment of processes and the expectations of every client; its work groups; and, conveyance of information with client-dedicated intra-Graebel global teams and the company’s global supplier network.  According to Myrla, “Tonya, Matt and Brian were selected for their proven ability to assess unique situations and for their deep understanding about a client’s cross-functional and often stand-alone departments or global divisions with...

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CHRIS ACE HONOURED AT OMNI

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Ian Waters, General Manager of OMNI, presented Chris Ace with a certificate and gift in recognition of his 10 years' service to OMNI.  The presentation was made in front of the OMNI deligates at the organisation's annual conference in Zambia on Friday 27th March.  With the exception of Ian himself, Chris now becomes OMNI's longest serving employee ever.  He works closely with Ian to provide OMNI members with a wide range of services including the world-renowned annual OMNI conference.     Photo:  Chris Ace (left) and Ian Waters

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