BAR is the trade association for removal and storage services in the UK. It represents and promotes more than 450 UK removals companies (1,000+ branches) as well as over 250 International Associates worldwide.

BAR Code of PracticeThe British Association of Removers Code of Practice is the only code in the moving industry that is approved and monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute:

All BAR Members must abide by the Code that dictates

  • The standards of service you will receive
  • The quality of the materials used
  • The standards of vehicles and warehouses
  • Staff training requirements
  • Financial Protection: Customer repayments are protected if the BAR Member cancels the move (see Section 6 of the BAR CTSI Code of Practice).

To learn more about the BAR Code of Practice financial protection please visit

The BAR Overseas Group consist of over expert UK removal companies who specialise in every aspect of overseas removals and relocations.


FIDI Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux (International Federation of International Movers). Established in 1950, FIDI is the global alliance of professional international moving and relocation companies, specialised in the moving of household goods and personal effects around the world. 

Accreditation to this organisation requires annual audits on all areas of our business: staff training, health & safety, processes and procedures, constant monitoring, all to ensure a move happens to a very high standard.

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IAM: The International Association of Movers represents more than 2,000 companies in over 170 countries. More than movers, these companies are partners and innovators in the delivery of moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics and related services. IAM affiliation increasingly signifies strength, trust, diversity, ethics, reliability and accountability.


City Moving & Storage Limited is an authorised member and agent of The Movers Trading Club Ltd (MTC) which is a Foreign (non-USA) based ‘Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier’ (NVOCC) registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), organisation number 027552.

The European Movers Federation, established in 1959 with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The Governing Members is the National Associations of the European moving industry, but the FEDEMAC family includes the best moving companies and suppliers in the moving industry. In total, we represent the interests of more than 1600 professional moving companies in more than 27 European countries.

There services provide their members with the tools they need to achieve their commercial and legislative goals. For the past 60 years, they have an outstanding record of success in influencing the law makers and authorities both in the Europe and worldwide.