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GOSSELIN MOBILITY AND DT MOVING JOIN FORCES

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  In an agreement finalised last week between Gosselin CEO Marc Smet and DT Moving Managing Director, Nick Kerr, Gosselin has acquired and merged DT Moving with its Gosselin Mobility operating companies. The deal brings together DT’s UK and France businesses under the Gosselin umbrella, creating an enlarged European moving network of 51 offices in 34 countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The deal with Nick Kerr includes a stake in the enlarged Gosselin Mobility group. Nick will continue to be based in London as MD and will join Gosselin Group’s Antwerp management team.   The two companies have worked closely for many years. Both are independent owner-managed businesses with a similar ‘can do’ ethos and desire to deliver high quality, high integrity client mobility solutions. Both were looking for opportunities to grow and respond to the fast changing market in Europe. These synergies made the merger attractive...

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AIRES WINS AT EMMAS

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  Aires has been awarded Relocation Management Company of the Year by the Forum Expatriate Management at the Americas Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs). The award was presented to Aires at a ceremony held May 4 in Denver, Colorado.   “We are both honoured and excited to have been selected Relocation Management Company of the Year,” said Jeff Wangler, Aires’ President. “It is a testament to our frontline team who work diligently every day to impact the quality of life for each family we move. We constantly try to reach new heights and ensure that the relocation experience is second to none. This award validates our efforts.”   The award recognises Aires’ flexible service delivery model, independent partner model, leading technology solutions, and the depth of customization offered for each client’s mobility program. The awards were judged by an independent group of leading mobility professionals from a variety...

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ALL CARGO FOR NIGERIA MUST BE PALLETIZED

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  Oluyemisi Morakinyo from IAL Nigeria Ltd. has advised of changes in import guidelines, procedures and documentation requirements for goods entering Nigeria.  The import guidelines have recently been released by the Federal Ministry of Finance.   A key requirement that will directly affect shippers is for all inbound containerised cargo to be palletized.  The requirement specifically states that shipping lines and carriers that fail to do so will be asked to take the cargo back on board.   Oluyemisi said that the practicality of this regulation is currently being debated. However, the current advice from IAL is to comply with the requirement for all shipments arriving in the immediate future.      

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JOHN MASON BAGS TOP INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE AWARDS

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  John Mason International is celebrating worldwide success after receiving gold and platinum Hermes Creative Awards for two of its integrated marketing campaigns.             The campaigns were created by marketing communications agency, Carswell Gould, which produced videos, web pages, artwork and social media posts and engagement for both.   The Hermes Creative Awards highlight excellence among creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media, and are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Other winners include the likes of Deloitte, IBM and Time Warner.   The first campaign, ‘Where’s Mick?’, celebrated Australia Day offering two people the chance to win a trip Down Under after watching and sharing a clip of a colourful Mick Dundee-esque character wreaking havoc in London. The cross-platform project saw Carswell Gould and John...

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THEMIGROUP WORLDWIDE PARTNER NETWORK® 2016 AWARDS

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  TheMIGroup Worldwide Partner Network® Awards for 2016 took place in Warsaw on 26 April 2017.      The company said that the TheMIGroup Worldwide Partner Network® Awards are based on a set of evaluation criteria designed to quantify partners’ quality service performance, and have quickly become a benchmark for excellence in the global relocation industry.  The awards recognise the achievements and outstanding service delivery excellence of the company’s WPN Partners/Providers over the past year.  This year’s winners excelled in all areas evaluated, and consistently demonstrated high quality service and a drive to exceed expectations.   Awards were presented in three categories: Relocation Service, Transportation, and Real Estate, and across three regional zones: Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, in addition to a global award.  TheMIGroup also presented awards for ‘Individual Excellence in Partnership’, and ‘The...

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25% OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO MOVE STAFF OUT OF UK OWING TO BREXIT

  According to the EY Brexit Tracker, more than a quarter of the 222 UK financial services firms monitored have announced that they are moving some staff or part of their operations out of the UK, or that they are reviewing their domicile as a result of Brexit. Whilst firms voicing such intentions remain in the minority, the figures represent an increase  from four months ago when 39 (18%) of companies monitored had publicly voiced their intention to make staff or operational changes.   21 of the 47 investment banks (45%) monitored say they are actively moving some staff or part of their operations out of the UK, or that they are reviewing their domicile as a result of Brexit.  10 of the 47 investment banks (21%) have changed their public stance on staffing and operations since the beginning of the year and are now stating that some roles or operations will be moved. Almost a third (15 of the 47) of investment banks have not made a public pronouncement on Brexit.   10...

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AIRES WINS GOLD AT THE STEVIES

  Aires has announced that its SpringBoard, self-service, lump-sum management tool has won the Gold Stevie American Business Award in the ‘New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Cloud Application/Service’ category. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 190 professionals worldwide in a two-month judging process. Aires’ SpringBoard tool was selected for its advanced functionality, ease of use, and ability to fill gaps in current market offerings.     “When developing the tool, we worked to fully understand the patterns, motives, and decisions of our lump-sum transferees to improve their experience. This approach resulted in the refined and intuitive user experience that Aires’ clients expect,” said Aires’ Vice President of Operations, Joleen Lauffer.    One judge in the process highlighted several key benefits of the tool, stating, “Identifying gaps in competitive solutions...

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CARTUS TOP OF THE RMCS

  The Cartus Corporation has earned the rank of No:1 for overall satisfaction among large relocation management companies in the 2017 International Managers Survey conducted by Trippel Survey & Research, LLC.   Cartus was ranked top in five of the nine individual categories that comprised the overall satisfaction ranking: responsiveness, supplier management, value for money, cost management and country coverage. In addition, the company's Intercultural and Language Solutions practice was ranked No. 1 in Language Training and No. 2 in Cross Cultural training.    The survey of International Relocation Managers is conducted annually by Alan Trippel, an industry consultant. It ranked a total of 17 relocation providers, five of whom, including Cartus, are in the large provider category.    Cartus President and CEO Kevin Kelleher pointed to the company's singular focus on customer service, its unique organisational structure, and the energy and dedication...

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