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Diplomatic moving gets major upgrade
We met up with Laurent and Madeline in Brussels, two names that are already very familiar to many diplomats that have moved with Gosselin. They talk about the added value of working for Gosselin as an expat, and tell you about our new fast and digital way to get a free quote.
Expats moving expats
Laurent manages diplomatic accounts in Belgium. “As the son of a Belgian serviceman, I learned at a very young age what it means to move around a lot, and to live abroad. I started at Gosselin three years ago, and began to learn the tricks of the trade. This initially happened behind the scenes in an internal position; it wasn’t long before I was participating in business meetings and conducting surveys at clients’ homes.”
Madeline leads the Belgian sales team. An expat in her heart and soul, she has worked in six different countries on three continents. “I gained my first experience with diplomatic moves in Myanmar and the Philippines, in a position similar to Laurent’s. Gosselin has a unique relationship with the world of embassies and diplomacy; this is partly due to the fact that we have offices in all of the major diplomatic hubs in Europe, but also because of our excellent relationships in countries that aren’t always easily accessible to the average consumer, such as countries in Africa and Central Asia.”
New technology for quotes and surveys
There is a dedicated page on the Gosselin website where diplomats can request a free quote. People filling out the form can use their smartphone and conduct a digital survey, a very fast way to calculate the volume of your household goods.
“Of course you can still opt to have a survey done through a visit to your home. For fans of speed and technology however, there is now a digital survey service. This means that our surveys can be done 100% corona-safe! It also means we’re ready for the summer period that is traditionally the busiest time of year for the moving sector,” Laurent concludes.
Gosselin is a leading provider of international moving and destination services. Our clients are multinationals, relocation management companies, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private persons. With 56 offices in 34 countries, Gosselin has a strong presence in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Gosselin is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 270 million euros in turnover.