Adrian is the Owner and Managing Director of the HCR Group following an MBO in June 2015. He joined HCR Group in February 2007 and became the Business Development & Marketing Director in October 2009. HCR is a Global Management Company and UK direct delivery DSP with a specialist accommodation and property management division.
Adrian has had an exciting and varied career in Banking, Precision Engineering and Business Consultancy. He owned a successful Freight Forwarding and Logistics company he started up for Wincanton Europe, buying the company in 1996 and selling it in 1998.
In 1999 he became the General Manager of Precision Engineering company during which time he expanded the forecast work from 7 days of orders to 12 months, which allowed for machine investment and expansion from 7 staff to 25.
He went on to achieve a Masters Degree in Marketing, with Distinction, in 2004 from the University of Portsmouth aged 45.
Adrian set up the PLATO network for the Regional Development Agency, engaging with over 350 small-medium business owners working together in a non-compete and collaborative groups of 12 facilitated by 2 senior executives recruited from large multinational organisations across Southern England.
An enthusiastic golfer, Adrian has a high handicap because he is too busy to practise. His Welsh wife of 39 years tolerates his keen support of English Rugby and Cricket. He has two grown up children. Adrian believes that “in life everyone is a teacher” and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for effective employee relocation.
I set up Louise Crichton Property Search in March 1998 after a number of years as an estate agent in prime central London - I had seen the problems many buyers had trying to combine hectic work schedules and busy home lives with the demands of their time consuming, and often frustrating, property searches.
Over the twenty five years since then I have found and successfully acquired many homes and property investments in London and the country for a diverse range of domestic and international clients. The majority of my business is based on client referrals and personal recommendations but I also work with select private banks, wealth management companies, accountants, solicitors and interior designers providing property search and acquisition services to some of their private clients.
In December 2018 I joined the Executive Board of the Association of Relocation Professionals as the representative for Property Finders. I am a full member of the Association of Residential Property Finders. With my wealth of property search experience, proven transactional track record and well established reputation in the buying agency industry I hope to be able to make a positive contribution to the work of the Association of Relocation Professionals and The Association of Residential Property Finders, in particular to help promote methods of best practice and assist with lobbying policy makers about matters that will impact on property finders/buying agents and their clients. I have a degree in Estate Management.
Having worked in relocation for more than 25 years, I have witnessed first-hand how, not only our role has developed but also the industry itself and how the benefit of our knowledge and experience has become such an intrinsic part of any company’s relocation policy. This progression has in no small way been led by the ARP and I suspect would not have happened without the time and generosity of a succession of board members over the years.
I feel that the time is now right for me to give something back to an industry that I feel so passionately about and believe that I can contribute to its further progression during the challenging times that we now face.
I have experience in each and every facet of relocation with particular strengths in planning and protocol which I believe will benefit the members. My responsibilities as Quality Manager for the EGQS and Administrator for our system database have given me a new perspective and better appreciation of how systems and technology can aid continual improvement and maximise the delivery of services.
I am always willing to share my knowledge with colleagues and peers. Service delivery, integrity and professionalism are very important to me and I have always been at the forefront of service delivery and innovation.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the Industry, and specifically within the Destination Services market in London, Anna started her relocation career at Karen Deane in 1996 where she joined at grass-root level progressing quickly to Operations Director and member of the management team. Karen Deane Relocation was a pioneer within a young and developing industry and Anna’s commercial experience and detailed operational knowledge was a key contributor in growing its client base over a decade.
As part of the management team, Anna managed a successful transformational period for the company, leading the integration of Karen Deane, as an owner-managed business to a strategic division of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services Inc in 2001, when the business was renamed Pricoa Relocation to become Prudential’s foothold for the EMEA marketplace. During that period, she steered what had become one of London’s premier Destination Services company at its peak and successfully navigated the busiest, most challenging operational periods in the history of the company between 2005 and 2008.
Following a difficult economic period triggered by the demise of Lehman Brothers and the housing market crisis in the US, Anna and her current business partner Marco Previero identified a gap in the market and founded R3Location in 2011 with a view to building London’s premier destination services company in the Capital, offering a new approach for organisations moving key executives into London and the South East of England. One of the only DSPs with offices in London, R3Location reputation has grown as the leading expert in the Capital, and key contributor of market intelligence relating to the destination services industry in the UK. The company has now been running for 5 years and counts amongst its clients several FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses and leading investment banks. R3Location is proud to have won the ARP’s Best Destination Services Company of the Year for two years running in 2015 and 2016.
Having an extensive knowledge of relocation management and destination services spanning over 25 years, I founded Beswick Relocation Services in 2000 with the ethos to provide ‘inclusive’ relocation, one that values our employees, clients, their relocates and suppliers alike with an ethos to treat our partners and suppliers with respect and equality.
Experienced in management, policy review and group moves which I’m proud to include several successful high profile projects involving Cadbury/Kraft, Lafarge Tarmac, TalkTalk and AstraZeneca. I believe this will serve well to understand the real issues of day to day relocation.
I wish to reflect these values and promote a viable, healthy and strengthening industry. I believe this will maintain a strong, safe network of providers with whom we all depend. I hope to extend a platform to make the ARP more accessible throughout the country.
Whilst dynamics, markets and the way we deliver services changes, our ethos must not; at the heart of every relocation is a real person, with real feeling and real concerns.
Simon has been in the relocation industry since February 1988 originally working for one of the largest relocation companies in the UK before becoming the Relocation Manager of Nestle UK.
In September 2001, Simon formed Icon Relocation Ltd with Icon Moving Services following in 2010; with UK offices in Sussex and Hertfordshire.
Simon is a member of ARP, ERC, EuRA and the FEM and holder of the GMS & MIM qualifications. The company secured the 'Winner' award by FEM in the European Desinations Services Provider category in 2014 & 2015 plus 'Runner Up' in 2012 & High Commended' in 2013.
After graduating from Tampere University, Finland with Masters in Business Science, Mima worked and travelled widely in Europe and the US. She settled in London in 1990 before moving to Dallas, Texas as an expatriate. On her return she set up TTH Relocation in 1996. In 2015 TTH Relocation merged with Curzon Relocation and Mima become the CEO of TTHCURZON Relocation.
Mima has been very involved in the Industry on all levels: 2000 she joined the ARP as council member and became the Chairman of the association at 2004. During her chairmanship (2004-2007) she also represented the UK in the EARP (European Academy of Relocation Professionals). In 2016 Mima was awarded Lifetime Contribution to Relocation Industry. And 2021 she graduated as MIM+ Fellowship.