Harmony Relocation Network

Abels Moving Services is a proud member of Harmony Relocation Network.

Harmony is a global network of locally owned relocation companies, upholding strong family values through generations of heritage. We are a network of committed partners, brought together in one truly global and solid infrastructure with cutting edge technology, an ISO-tested quality system and leading sustainability criteria.

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, we enable businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs.


FIDI (Federation Internationale des Demenageurs Internationaux) – the International Federation of International Movers. It exists to provide a forum for the advancement of integrity, quality and mutual co-operation to those companies focused on the intercontinental movement of household effects. Every member of FIDI is independently audited on site to check that it meets the stringent quality requirements. This confirms that you are in an experienced and safe pair of hands from start to finish.


FAIM is the approved version of FIDI’s worldwide recognised industry quality standard for inter-continental removals. It consists of a single yet stringent compliance procedure and ensures that FIDI companies work towards a worldwide common standard for managing and performing international moving services warranting global consistency of quality and services.

FAIM is administered by the FAIM Coordination Centre (FCC) based at the FIDI office in Brussels.

The Overseas Remover section is a dedicated group of companies within the British Association of Removers, specialising in all aspects of overseas removals. In fact, fewer than 100 companies in the whole of the UK can claim to meet the criteria and high standards required for membership.


International Association of Movers (previously called House Hold Goods Forwarders Association of America), is a global association of over 2,000 members in over 170 countries. Since 1962, IAM has been working on improving the kind of service and information that we provide to you, the customer.


Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses. Investors in People is central to helping employees become customer-focused and enables organisations to meet customer needs effectively. Abels were the first Removal company to attain this accolade.

BSI ISO 9001

Abels are audited to BS (British), EN (European) ISO (International) 9001 – 2015 Quality Standard. This is a commitment to quality embodied in a set of processes that ensure a common sense approach to the management of the organisation, understanding our clients’ requirements with a drive to achieving total customer satisfaction by constant customer feedback.

ISO 45001

ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety certification. This international standard is focussed on managing and continually improving Health & Safety in operations.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management provides an integrated approach putting sustainability at the heart of the business. This international standard helps reduce environmental impact as well as provide the framework to meet increasingly high customer expectations.

MTC Logo

Abels Moving Services Ltd 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.

AGM Group is the holding company that owns six distinct and quality brands, Abels, Bishops, Dijkshoorn, Gerson, GMS and Momentous. They segment individually into the spheres of provision of Moving, Relocation and Destination Services. For Residential UK, International and European, Abels Moving Services Ltd with their Royal Warrant is second to none for the discerning customer. Bishops Move Ltd in the private and commercial moving sectors. Dijkshoorn Verhuizingen provides moving services from The Netherlands. Gerson Relocation Ltd provides global corporate moving and relocation services to organisations. GMS migrant overseas moves. Momentous Ltd specialise in fine art and sculpture packing, transport and storage; interior design projects, logistic arenas; FF&E luxury hotel refurbishments; office moving. Each of the AGM brand are focused on providing a first class, world beating service by consistently specialising in their own fields and areas of expertise.

Abels is a member of the British Association of Removers Advance Payment Guarantee scheme. This scheme from the 1st July 2017 is a replacement for the previous scheme run by IMMI. Members have paid subscriptions into the fund to provide that coverage. Each companies accounts are audited yearly to ensure they are not a large risk to the fund. Should that member cease trading, your move will be completed without further cost to you.