Ruth Lyons announced as Sales Director for Gerson Relocation UK

April 1st 2024, Ruth Lyons announced as Sales Director for the UK at Gerson Relocation. In her new role, Ruth will collaborate closely with Global Mobility and HR teams to identify their main challenges regarding employee relocation, her primary focus is to offer tailored solutions to maximise employee experience.
Ruth has a thorough understanding of Global Mobility and the employee relocation experience.  She has previously held business development and account relationship roles at a senior level at Sterling Lexicon and prior to that at Crown Relocations.

Ruth commented;
I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the success of Gerson Relocation and to make a positive impact in the global mobility industry. I’m looking forward to the journey ahead and to connecting with clients, partners, and colleagues to explore how we can achieve our goals together. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way. I couldn’t be more excited about this next chapter!
James Sawyer, Gerson Relocation General Manager, said:
Ruth has been a superb addition to the team at Gerson Relocation. Since joining Ruth has been instrumental in development and growth within our sales team. It gives me great pleasure in announcing Ruth’s promotion to Sales Director and I wish her great success in her new role. This is an exciting time for Ruth and her team, with moving into our new corporate offices and going live with new mobility
management system the future is looking very bright! Good luck Ruth
About Gerson Relocation
Headquartered in the UK, Gerson Relocation provides specialist international moving and relocation support for corporate Global Mobility functions and their internationally mobile employees. The company’s service enables organisations to transfer their employees worldwide simply and cost effectively.
Gerson Relocation’s core services include; Household Goods Moving, Expense Management, Relocation Services and Programme Management. The company’s service packages are available to support short and long-term assignments, permanent transfers, group moves, lump sum relocations, graduate programmes and senior executive moves.
Gerson Relocation has a history of innovation, including being the first company to develop and introduce the trunk move programme for companies with short-term mobility, rotational assignments and trainee programmes.
Gerson Relocation’s focus on delivering an impeccable experience to the relocating employee ensures improved employee performance and a higher return on your company’s investment in international assignments, as well as alleviating the pressure on your in-house global mobility operation.
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Grospiron International appoint Jean Christophe Cardot as Group Chief Operating Officer

Effective April 1st, JC Cardot has been appointed Group Chief Operating Officer. His experience in operational excellence, passion and strategic leadership are invaluable assets to our group. He will oversee all moving and relocation operations, ensuring quality, efficiency and collaboration between all companies and departments in our group.

Philippe Mirault ( Group Managing Director) says:

“I have been working with JC for many years and am confident that with his input, we will continue to shape the future and meet the challenges of our ever-changing industry. Welcome JC!”

Alfa Mobility appoints Andrew Cummins as COO for its Move Business Area

Alfa Mobility has appointed Andrew Cummins as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its Move Business Area, effective from the 1st of January 2024. Andrew has been with Alfa Mobility since 2017 and in the moving industry since 1984. As COO, Andrew will be responsible for Alfa’s global partner relations, procurement, and European planning departments. Andrew will hold strategic oversight over the quality of processes, operational methods, and supporting applications for the moving operations.

Photo:  Andrew Cummins


Hasenkamp expands its relocation network with a new office in Bratislava

Cologne-Frechen/Bratislava, 29 February 2024 – Hub Bratislava: Hasenkamp is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Bratislava, Slovakia, marking a major milestone in the company’s strategic expansion in the relocation industry. Led by Ladislav Urban, the new office will offer relocation and moving services for authorities, companies, and individuals in Eastern Europe. By expanding its activities, Hasenkamp intends to strengthen its presence in the region and enhance its existing network, which already includes Poland, Germany, the Benelux countries, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

The opening of the new office in Bratislava is a pivotal step in Hasenkamp’s expansion strategy in Central and Eastern Europe. With the appointment of Ladislav Urban, a 42-year-old native of Slovakia, as head of this facility, Hasenkamp is underlining its commitment to leveraging local expertise to meet specific market demands. Urban’s extensive experience in the industry and deep understanding of the Eastern European market further enhance Hasenkamp’s position in the region.

Statements of the managing directors

Thomas Schneider, Managing Director of Hasenkamp Holding, and Markus Luthe, Managing Director of Relocation, have expressed their enthusiasm for the company’s latest expansion. Mr. Schneider sees this expansion as “a significant step in achieving our growth strategy in Central and Eastern Europe. The decision to have a presence in Bratislava underlines Hasenkamp’s strategic approach of offering services where they are needed most. As an important economic center in the region, Bratislava offers optimal conditions for serving the Eastern European market.”

Luthe adds, “We are delighted to welcome Ladislav Urban on board, who brings with him extensive expertise and in-depth market knowledge. The opening of the center in Bratislava, with its fleet of vehicles and storage facilities, strengthens our European network and enables us to meet the growing demand for high-quality relocation services in this region.”

Ladislav Urban emphasizes: “This move is a fantastic opportunity to expand our specialized offering in Eastern Europe. I am very much looking forward to the challenge of being even closer to our customers in Central and Eastern Europe under the Hasenkamp brand.”

A comprehensive offer

Hasenkamp is known for its comprehensive moving and relocation services. The company specializes in supporting public authorities, companies and private individuals with relocation and storage services. The distinctive range of services is complemented by expertise in art logistics, which plays a special role within the Hasenkamp Group. These services are now increasingly accessible to customers throughout the Eastern European region via the central hub in Slovakia.

OMNI’s new Moscow connection

Intermark Relocations in Moscow has joined OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International). The company is also a member of IAM (International Association of Movers), One Group, and EuRA (European Relocation Association).

The company is privately owned. It started business in 1993 as a DSP (Destination Services Provider) and quickly expanded to become one of the first relocation consultancies in the CIS countries. It now handles over 200 family relocations every month. Unusually, it made the transition from DSP into moving, rather than the other way around.

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Mobilitas acquires Santa Fe

On 7 February, 2024, the MOBILITAS Group announced that it had acquired Santa Fe Holdings Limited, the parent company of Santa Fe Relocation and Sanelo. The company said that this strategic move represents a significant milestone for both organisations and sets the stage for accelerated growth, innovation, and enhanced value for customers.

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