Barriers to relocation The prospect of living in another country may seem daunting, even overwhelming. This edition identifies some of the biggest barriers to relocation and provides some top tips for tackling your concerns. We hear from Kerry Higgins, Global Mobility and HR Supply Chain Manager at Lloyd’s Register, on her overseas assignment experiences and how she overcame her concerns, and get some tipping and money-saving moving tips that will help you make the most of your experience. Top tips for settling into a new location Read interviews with our industry experts and learn more about getting things started in your new home, in our latest edition of The Crown Focus. Whether you’re moving for the first time, or as an experienced expat, settling-in doesn’t happen overnight. At Crown Relocations, our people on the ground have the knowledge and experience to help you get things started in your new home – and this edition is packed full of top tips and tricks to help you settle in as soon as possible. How to prepare for a move overseas At Crown Relocations we have over 50 years’ experience of moving people around the world. And, as we have offices in almost 60 countries, our people often have first-hand experience of relocating to the other side of the world. In this issue of The Crown Focus we provide some top tips on planning and preparing for an overseas move – from moving yourself, to your entire family. We also talk to three “Crowners” about the impact of relocation on children and how technology plays an important role for families separated by distance. An education special At Crown Relocations we focus on making sure that everyone who's moving knows the what, the how, the why and the when. It's our brand promise to make sure that all our customers really "Go knowing", wherever in the world that may be. Any relocation is a big change for everyone involved, but probably none more so than the children! This issue will examine some of the challenges surrounding international education and will present a few tips for global mobility professionals and assignee families when navigating the international school experience. Women in business in the Middle-East In this issue of The Crown Focus, it’s great to hear from Nicole Outhwaite about women’s experiences in the Middle East where change is clearly coming, however slowly. More women are entering professions previously closed to them – with surprising effect. It can only be good to see at last that in Middle Eastern nations women are able to pursue careers in which they have excelled elsewhere in the world.