Meet our team

Miles Vartan

Miles Vartan

Managing Director

Miles is a senior operational and programme change manager, with extensive Health & Safety experience developed within warehousing, manufacturing & supply chain industries as well as getting unique experience of running a rail terminal and working within the port industry.

Miles is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, with more than thirty years’ experience working at senior logistical and strategic business management level in progressive and developing companies. This experience led Miles to establish his own Compliance Consultancy in 2009, with the mission to improve client’s commercial performance through effective risk management.

Neil Bird

Neil Bird

Senior Consultant

With over thirty years experience in the freight and logistics industry and a background working with clearance agents, freight forwarders and shipping lines, Neil has gathered a wealth of knowledge regarding the international supply chain, transport and, in particular, Customs clearance procedures and processes. Neil has also managed a Customs warehouse and Customs clearance bureau.

Neil specialises in working directly with importers to assist with duty management, as well as providing clients with AEO consultancy, from initial gap analysis to project managing AEO applications through to accreditation and implementation.

Liz Wiles

Liz Wiles

Customs Compliance Support Manager

Well respected across the industry and with over 30 years experience in the freight forwarding industry, Liz’s specialism is in customs clearance processes and procedures – where she has previously headed up her own team.

Liz prides herself on being up to date with the latest legislation whilst bringing a friendly, down to earth approach with her in the ever-changing Customs environment. Meticulous with detail, Liz’s expertise and approach are a huge asset to the team. Liz also provides comprehensive Customs Training, assists clients with their AEO applications and provides ongoing support to clients and the VARTAN team.

Corinne Robinson

Corinne Robinson

Operations Manager

Corinne brings the team together and is the main point of contact for clients and colleagues alike.

With a passion for customer service and over thirty years experience in managing businesses and streamlining processes in a variety of industries, Corinne knows what good service looks like and she takes pride in putting processes in place to ensure the team provides excellent customer service whilst managing customer expectations.

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett

Operator Licence Compliance Consultant

Peter has over 35 years experience as a transport manager, commercial vehicle dealer point manager and is a qualified motor engineer. With expert knowledge of Operator Licence Compliance, Peter works with clients to ensure their operational compliance and to help them reap the business benefits achieved by running vehicles efficiently and safely.

Peter specialises in providing support and assistance to hauliers and operators, including system audits, optimising bottom-line performance, external transport manager provision and business planning and financial reporting.

Kevin Gostick

Kevin Gostick

Consultant

Having worked directly for large logistics companies and closely with shipping lines, hauliers and freight forwarders as manager of a large LLP, Kevin understands the complexity of the international supply chain and the importance of what lies at the heart of it – customers!

Kevin’s valuable experience in Logistics, Control Tower Management, Warehousing and Contract Management complements the VARTAN team.

Josh Vartan

Josh Vartan

Management Trainee

Josh is currently learning about the world of VARTAN whilst undertaking a BTEC Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Part of his apprenticeship program will be related to customs clearance – which will be Josh’s focus whilst training at VARTAN.

Combining the knowledge gained from his day-to-day work at VARTAN and his apprenticeship will enable Josh to help with queries on Customs Clearance processes and procedures.

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