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 has formed the bedrock of setting up his own Health & Safety Consultancy with the mission to stop people from getting hurt and to improve the safe operations of companies that he works for, resulting in these companies experiencing an improvement in their overall commercial performance through effective risk management.
Holly has worked closely with Miles to expand the business since she joined in 2015. With fifteen years experience working in the international supply chain, she offers project management to clients including AEO, warehousing applications and compliance-related services. Holly’s background is in the freight forwarding industry which provided her with extensive experience of imports, exports, transit, warehousing and customs compliance. This rounded experience gives Holly the ability to design efficient and robust solutions for some of the more complicated logistical challenges
Holly organises the Vartan team, assigns clients to consultants and takes on the majority of overseas projects. Holly is widely travelled and has developed a good understanding of different cultures and mind-sets. This enables her to work effectively within international projects. In addition to project work, Holly leads in developing company strategy, marketing and overall operational management.
Holly is an MBA student and is also completing a diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations with the Institute of Export.
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. During this time Neil also managed a Customs warehouse and Customs clearance bureau.
Neil specialises in working directly with importers to assist with duty management advising on classification, valuation, Customs procedures and preferential origin to ensure duty payments were correct and that the importer was compliant with all current legislation. This enables importers to manage their compliance within the ever increasing complexity of Customs regulation, plan their Customs related activities to achieve the lowest possible duty cost, recover overpaid duties and resolve any disputes with Customs authorities.
Neil also assists clients with AEO consultancy, from initial gap analysis to project managing AEO applications through to accreditation and implementation.
Customs Compliance Specialist
Janet possesses a comprehensive knowledge of Customs and International Trade procedures acquired throughout thirty years employment with HMRC. Janet specialises in all matters relating to AEO and security management of supply chain systems, being able to apply a unique insight into sometimes complicated issues.
At Vartan, Janet manages AEO projects and provides additional support to the team on customs compliance and auditing.
Sue has worked in East Anglia for nearly thirty years. Although Sue has predominantly worked in Recruitment and HR, she also has a comprehensive understanding of the logistics industry, including compliance and project management.
As the Office Manager, based in Felixstowe, Sue is the main point of contact for clients, handling enquiries, managing client accounts and ensuring that any incoming communications are addressed by a consultant promptly.
Sue brings the Vartan team together with her administration and organisational skills.
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