Become a BAR Member2023-10-27T16:26:34+01:00

If you’re serious about removals, join the BAR

The British Association of Removers is the recognised trade association in the removals sector, and has remained dedicated to promoting professional excellence in the Removals Industry for over 100 years.

We set the professional standards for our industry and ensure that those standards are maintained by all our 450+ Members, thus enhancing every Member’s reputation.

To find out if your company is ready to meet the requirements of BAR Membership, please complete our online pre-application checklist and a member of our Membership Services team will contact you to discuss your enquiry.

Already a BAR Member?

If you’re serious about removals, join the BAR

The British Association of Removers is the recognised trade association in the removals sector, and has remained dedicated to promoting professional excellence in the Removals Industry for over 100 years.

We set the professional standards for our industry and ensure that those standards are maintained by all our 450+ Members, thus enhancing every Member’s reputation.

To find out if your company is ready to meet the requirements of BAR Membership, please complete our online pre-application checklist and a member of our Membership Services team will contact you to discuss your enquiry.

Already a BAR Member?

Services and benefits

BAR offer Member companies a wide range of benefits and resources specifically designed to support and develop their business in the Removals & Storage industry, through the Association itself or through its network of Affiliate partnerships. There are also annual audits and inspections which ensure that Members remain compliant with the Membership Criteria and the CTSI Code of Practice, as well as to their statutory obligations.

Benefits include:

  • Enhanced reputation, increased recognition and lead generation
  • Accreditation and certification of service levels
  • Access to Membership of special interest groups
  • Discounted training services
  • Access to affiliate services at lower prices
  • A lobbying voice for the sector to government
  • Support and advice
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free subscription to R&S magazine

Testimonials from our Members

Being a part of this esteemed industry association has been pivotal to our growth and success. Its rigorous standards, combined with unparalleled networking opportunities, have empowered us to tap into a deep well of expertise and foster meaningful connections with fellow members. Beyond the stringent benchmarks, it’s the rich tapestry of member insights and dynamic collaborations that truly amplifies our potential and fuels our vision.

Simon Hood, John Mason International Movers

Keeping up with changes in legislation is vital to run legal and operate professionally. The BAR’s constant updates are invaluable. BAR events are an opportunity to network building relationships with removal companies up and down the country and affiliate members are there when you need them for products and services.

David Strank, Stranks Removals & Storage Ltd

BAR has helped us over the years to become a better business and to have more happy customers as a result.  But the biggest value for me of BAR membership is access to a wide and deep pool of knowledge willingly shared with and within the membership.  I might claim to be an expert on some matters but I don’t claim to be an expert on everything and I do know where I can find the expertise I need.

Rob Bartup , GB Liners Ltd

Being an active member of the BAR has allowed our business to take part in vast networking experiences, learn endless amounts about the industry and have our say. The associations strong commitment to quality has held us to such a high level of professionalism ensuring we can always be proud of the business we are whilst feeling supported by such a strong membership community.

Abigail Pogson, Taylors Removals

BAR pulls together the industry experts from the leading removal companies, both big and small, via its councils to deal with industry issues to help shape best working practices and steer its members though the many challenges the logistics and transport world faces.

Tony Tickner, Euro Group International Ltd

We value belonging to a quality-based trade association of members that are subject to an annual audit/inspection. We have always aimed to be active members since by doing so, we get the maximum benefit in terms of networking with members and accessing the vast knowledge resource that resides within the membership.

Chris Mackley, Gerson Relocation

One of the main benefits of BAR membership are the Area meetings. This gives feedback on current legislation and issues being dealt with by BAR on our behalf, allows us to bring issues forward to the councils and the Board to take up on our behalf and a chance to discuss these issues with other local members. It also allows relationships to develop that assist our company and others throughout the year.

Angus Russell, Britannia Lanes of Somerset & Bristol

Without a doubt, the most significant benefit of membership for us are the relationships we have been able to build with other BAR members, both large and small.

Why join the BAR? Because it shows your customers that you care enough to maintain a set standard.

Mark Chudley, Chudley International

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