Vartan specialises in risk management and quality standards

We are experts in health and safety, customs compliance, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, warehousing certifications and ISO standards.

Our team is formed of highly experienced consultants, each with a wealth of practical experience in their respective fields. Their knowledge and expertise are applied to each client’s specific situation to ensure that we provide sustainable and robust solutions.

We pride ourselves in our ability to guide companies through the complexities of risk management, qualifications and compliance

Based in Felixstowe, close to one of the largest ports in Europe, we are one of the leading consultancy companies in our field. Our client base is spread across the UK, with an increasing amount of projects being secured overseas.

Vartan was established in 2009 and is still privately owned and managed by its founder, Miles Vartan.

"The Vartan team have knowledge of all areas of the international freight and logistics business, way beyond their perceived areas of expertise. This enables them to know what it is that makes a company ‘tick’ and to provide value beyond just their consultancy services."

Simon Fraser
Managing Director
Lombard Shipping

"Vartan project managed our AEO application with first class knowledge and efficiency. Their experience in customs and safety practices is excellent and we would recommend any company interested in applying for AEO to use Vartan to manage the application."

Tracy Sneyd
Transport & Logistics Manager
Polyflor Ltd

"Thank you assisting us to gain AEO status and for providing a first class service. It made the process so much more enjoyable having Vartan on board and AEO will benefit us as a company in this ever changing world."

Cathy Arbon
Managing Director
Locher Evers International

"Without the expertise and experience of the team at Vartan we would never have gained our AEO accreditation. With the all hard work taken away we could get on with business as usual. The consultants went so far beyond the call of duty that I could not rate them more highly."

John Aperghis
Group Financial Director
Harrison & Clough

"Vartan's professional team made the whole application and inspection process a pain-free experience. Their hands-on approach and attention to fine detail was key to us gaining our AEO accreditation quickly and seamlessly."

John White
Sunbury Logistics

"It could not have been easier once we contracted in Vartan to help us gain AEO accreditation. This was sorted with minimum impact on the day to day running of the office. Job well done!"

Jason Flower
KWL Logistics

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