Young Movers Conference London 2014


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Conference Programme


Thursday 1st May 2014

Arrive at the deluxe prestigious London Marriott Regents Park Hotel and get ready for an exciting weekend packed with many memorable business and social events.


Times Activity

19:00 - 19:30

19:30 - 21:30

Welcome Reception evening - meet, greet and network in a relaxed environment.

“International Buffet” - sample and enjoy 23 dishes that find their origins in British, Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern and American cuisines.

21:30 - 00:00

All request disco. Location: Adelaide Room


Friday 2nd May 2014

The first full day of the Conference will be split in three – the morning will focus on presentations from key industry business leaders followed by a “Question & Answer” panel session. The afternoon will consist of a fabulous sightseeing tour into London and then an activity evening.


Times Activity

09:00 – 10:30

Business Session - to include short presentations from key industry business leaders. Profiles of these speakers detailed below. Learn how these influential figures got into the industry, their backgrounds and experiences and their vision for the future of the removals market.  Following their presentations, the speakers will be available to lead and participate in a “Question & Answer” panel session and debate about key issues within the industry. Location: Adelaide Room

10:30 - 11:00 Break out Session - coffee, tea, juice and nibbles. Location: Adelaide Foyer
11:00 - 12:00 Panel Session - the speakers will be available to lead and participate in a "Question & Answer" panel session and debate about key issues within the industry. Location: Adelaide Room


 Ian Studd


Ian Studd, Executive Director, Harrow Green and BAR President

Harrow Green began trading in 1983, offering a commercial and domestic moving and storage service. Today Harrow Green leads its sector in expertise, experience, services, scope and resource. Harrow Green prides itself on its high quality standards and strong customer retention through consistent quality service delivery.

 robert bartup

Robert Bartup, Managing Director, GB Liners Ltd

GB Liners has a proud history with over 85 years’ experience of home removals and removal services with highly trained and professional staff and the latest modern vehicles. The modern business of GB Liners has grown out of a business established by Robert Bartup's grandfather as Bartup's Limited in Brighton in 1923.

 Paul Fox

Paul Fox, Managing Director, Fox Group (Moving and Storage) Ltd

Fox Moving & Storage celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011. The company has grown from a small business in South Wales to a nationwide network of locations over the last four decades. Now providing moving and storage solutions throughout the UK, Europe and the World, Fox is a leading business in the domestic, business and international sectors.

 Ian Palmer

Ian Palmer, Chief Executive, White & Co PLC 

White and Company has been moving furniture, personal possessions and cars all over the world for around 140 years so have earned a place as a recognised leader in the worldwide moving business. White & Co Ltd are members of FIDI and OMNI, globally-recognised networks of quality-assured companies that make certain service at destination matches that in the UK.

 Anthony Robinson



Anthony Robinson, Managing Director, Robinsons Relocation Ltd

Robinsons Relocation started out in 1895 as a moving and storage company serving the UK domestic moving market. Today Robinsons conduct over 10,000 transactions per year and as part of the service offering specialise in the corporate relocation sector of the industry. By driving and embracing technological innovation, maintaining a high quality service delivery ethos and ensuring an exceptional customer experience Robinsons have become an internationally recognised multi award winning business.


 Russell Start

Russell Start, Managing Director, Pickfords

Pickfords Removals was established in the 17th century and has been moving homes for generations. They are a nationwide moving and storage company and a proactive member of many trade associations that fosters best practice and drive the industry’s quality standards. Pickfords therefore feel it is important, in the interest of their customers and as the UK’s largest removal company to take an active interest in their agenda.


Mark Tresler

Mark Tresler, Managing Director, Britannia Movers International plc

Britannia Movers offer a full range of removal, shipping and storage services. Whether moving house or office, moving abroad, moving to the UK or moving within the UK, Britannia has something to offer.  As the biggest independent owner-operated removal group in the UK, Britannia has the resources and the professionalism to tailor every move.



12:30 Coaches depart the Marriott hotel for The London Eye.

13:00 - 15:30


Embark on the 'London Eye Barracuda' and see London from a different perspective. The riverboat cruise on the River Thames includes a buffet lunch and inclusive wine, beer and soft drinks. Time aboard will give the Young Movers the chance to network and have further discussions with the industry leaders from the morning, several of whom will stay with the YM for the afternoon.

Barracuda & London Bridge  Barracuda upper deck

15:30 Disembark the 'London Eye Barracuda'

Private capsules on the iconic 'London Eye' including a champagne reception on a private capsule whilst viewing the sights of the City.

London Eye & sights  London Eye capsule 

16:45 Coaches depart from The London Eye promptly for the Marriott hotel.
17:45 Coaches depart from the Marriott hotel for Thorpe Park.
19:00 - 20:00

Thorpe Park adventure night! Enjoy an evening at the world renowned theme park. The evening will start with the Young Movers having the exclusive use of three of the top Thorpe Park rides for an hour.



Buffet meal - this will include unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks.


Thorpe Park lakeside view

20:00 - 22:30 'Around the Nations Thrill Capital & World Treasure Hunt and Quiz'. Interactive team building activity, using latest technology.  The event will be based around the park. 
22:30 Final drinks and prizes.
23:00 Coaches depart promptly for the Marriott hotel.


Saturday 3rd May 2014


The second and last full day of the Conference will be split in two – the morning will involve an interactive, team building Treasure Hunt in and around London followed by a typically English afternoon tea at The Ritz and some free time to explore the Capital.




Briefing for an exciting Treasure Hunt adventure around London.
Location: Adelaide Room

09:30 Young Movers depart hotel.

09:30 – 12:00



London Treasure Hunt begins. The adventure will consist of a fantastic team based activity using latest technology, with lots of interaction, challenges and surprises in London!  This is an ideal event that has been specifically developed for the Young Movers, to allow you to build relationships with other Young Movers you wouldn't normally associate with, whilst seeing and savouring some memorable sights and sounds of the Capital.


  Treasure Hunt  Treasure Hunt
12:00 Treasure Hunt concludes at The Ritz.

12:00 - 15:00

Spectacular English tea at the world renowned Ritz hotel with exclusive use of The Wimborne room, The William Kent room and The Queen Elizabeth room. 

  The Wimborne room  The Queen Elizabeth room
15:00 Depart The Ritz for an afternoon of 'free time' to explore the City. Young Movers to make their own way back to the hotel.
18:00 Coaches depart from the Marriott hotel for The Tower of London.


The Tower of London - a spectacular evening dinner and night out awaits the Young Movers. The group will be greeted by The Yeoman of the Guard on arrival before a tour of the Tower and a private viewing of The Crown Jewels. 
  Yeoman of the Guard  The Tower of London
20:00 The White Tower reception, includes the opportunity to view 'The Line of the Kings' exhibition of life-sized wooden horses and figures of armoured kings. This exhibition is the world's longest running visitor attraction.
20:30 - 22:45 Dinner at The New Armouries - enjoy an exquisite meal at this historic venue.  The cuisine will be of the highest quality of fresh and seasonal locally sourced British ingredients.
22:45 Coaches depart promptly for the Marriott hotel.


Sunday 4th May 2014 End of Conference. Young Movers depart.

The organisers reserve the right to change any part of the YM conference programme without prior notice.


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