Trade Associations

Ensuring the highest standards are always met

The National Guild of Removers & Storers


The Guild was formed in 1991. The Guild is also the only trade association in the removals industry whose members have to pass an annual independent inspection and undergo a continual quality monitoring program.

You need to know that you’re entrusting your home and your treasured possessions to a remover that meets high standards of consumer protection. The best indicator of this is to look for a member of The Removals Industry Ombudsman Scheme (RIOS) and only the The Guild insists that all of its members comply with the Ombudsman Scheme’s rules.

The Removals Industry Ombudsman Scheme


The Ombudsman Scheme has been established to provide the removals industry with an independent service to resolve disputes between member companies and their clients, both domestic consumers and commercial organisations, if the conciliation service provided by the National Guild of Removers & Storers has not produced a satisfactory conclusion.

The Scheme is a full member of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association (BIOA) and the Association’s criteria for recognition have been fulfilled: independence of the Ombudsman from those whom she has power to investigate, effectiveness, fairness and accountability.

The British Association of Removers

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For more than a century The British Association of Removers (BAR) has been promoting professional excellence in the Removals Industry. Choosing a BAR Member will ensure your move goes smoothly. You will have the peace of mind that comes from using a reputable, professional and safe remover, and in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you’ve got someone to turn to.

International Association of Movers


IAM is a global association of movers and forwarders committed to providing customers with the highest level of service available. Our worldwide membership of over 2,000 companies from more than 170 countries and territories are available to move you wherever life may take you.

As a member of IAM we are part of a global fraternity of transportation provider executives and managers, which aid us in the multinational transportation services arena to provide our customers with the highest quality or service

Irish Road Haulage Association


The IRHA is the recognised national representative body of the licenced road haulage industry in the Republic of Ireland. IRHA members operate under Road Haulage Operator Licences issued by the Department of Transport. A Road Haulage Operator’s Licence is required where goods are carried for hire or reward.

The IRHA was founded in 1973 with the purpose of representing and promoting the interests of Ireland’s licensed road haulage industry – on a national and international level. The Association promotes excellence, professionalism and safety in the operation of road transport businesses.