The British Association of Removers

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Pickfords is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) is the largest trade association in the removals sector, dedicated to promoting excellence in the removals and storage industry.

Every member works to the BAR Code of Practice, approved by Trading Standards, protecting and promoting consumer interests beyond the requirements of the law.

All members must comply with ongoing site inspections, ensuring standards are maintained. Members must also provide evidence of consumer satisfaction through on-going monitoring, so by choosing a BAR member you ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.




Choosing a BAR Member will ensure you 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.

  • BAR CTSI Code of Practice: BAR Members are professional companies committed to a high standard of service.
  • Compliance: BAR Members must comply with mandatory annual inspections during their membership.
  • Financial Protection: Customer prepayments are protected if the BAR Member cancels the move.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Members must provide evidence of quality of service to BAR and CTSI -
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): A free, independent alternative dispute resolution (ADR) service, provided by FHIO - for full details please visit
About Pickfords
Pickfords is a member of all three BAR specialist groups:
  • BAR Commercial Moving Group
  • BAR Overseas Remover
  • BAR Self Storage
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BAR Code of Practice

As a member of the BAR, Pickfords subscribes to the Code of Practice, designed to help members maintain the highest standards of service.

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