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BAR and BIFM announce strategic partnership

10 October 2008

The British Association of Removers (BAR) and the BIFM announced a strategic partnership yesterday at the Total Workplace Management exhibition. Stephen Vickers, BAR Director General and Ian Fielder, BIFM CEO signed the agreement that reinforced the two organisation’s commitment to joint co-operation.

Stephen Vickers said that the co-operation between the organisations would involve working together on joint promotions whenever possible but the real benefit would come simply from achieving greater understanding. “It’s just about using our joint expertise to help increase the profile of both organisations,” he said.

For the BAR the agreement is, of course, of particular significance to its Commercial Moving Group (CMG). Ian Studd, chairman of the CMG was present at the signing. The commercial moving industry recently announced its BSI standard (PAS126) for commercial moving and Ian felt that this agreement was an important way of communicating the standard to a wider audience. He said: “The CMG has made PAS126 compulsory for all its members. We are keen to promote our high standard of service to the facilities management industry and this new agreement will be a great help.”

This announcement comes hot on the heals of a similar partnership BAR announced last month with BT. BAR is committed to developing co-operative arrangements such as these and further announcements are expected soon.

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