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We have been working in International Trade for the last 30 years, providing specialist shipping and training services to accredited organisations and private customers.
Our success is due to our long-lasting customer relationships and an organised and down to earth approach to a problem.
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Sue Wright began her International career over 30 years ago as a junior Shipping Clerk for an Engineering and Manufacturing Company. Inspired by her work she quickly progressed and saw this as a career path going on to study to post Graduate level with The Institute of Export. She moved on after several years to take up a Shipping Managers role for an engineering company. The work involved project managing contracts of supply and delivery across the world and working with Letters of Credit for payment. There were multiple parties involved in the cross-trade movements with Customs and HMRC compliancy being paramount. Some of this work involved Special Import Procedures, Import Licences and Controls of various items. In 2010, with this vast amount of knowledge, Sue started Exporter Services. Initially as a trainer, she delivered courses in various areas of International Trade. Training expanded as planned and in phase two of the growth plan, the business developed into a support service for those SME’s who required technical support and assistance in the how and why of International Trade movement of goods.
Sue Grewcock is our Manager of Training and Consultancy and coordinates training and consultancy activities. Having spent 30 years in various businesses in the IT department working as a senior manager / director she decided to use her international knowledge and business skills and switch careers. Having spent 6 months shadowing Sue Wright in 2017, Sue now delivers her own International Trade training with great customer feedback. Further to this, in 2019, Sue achieved the Level 3 Certificate in International Trade, and an Award for receiving the highest mark in the International Transport and Documentation Module. She is now continuing her studies with the Institute of Export and has begun working on the Level 4 Diploma in International Trade. Further training with the UK Customs Academy at Level 4 will also start shortly which will award her with a Certified Customs Practitioner's status.
Kate Farren is our International Trade Manager. Kate manages and supports the International Trade team and has responsibility for all shipping services, Helpdesk service, and the management and presentation of Letters of Credit. Kate has 10 years experience In the International Trade Industry. Within the last 10 years she has completed the Diploma Level 4 with the Institute of Export, the ITOPS Qualification with the East Midlands Chamber and holds a current Dangerous Goods Certification for Air, Road, Sea and Shipment of Lithium batteries. She is now continuing her studies with the Institute of Export working on her Diploma Level 5 in International Trade. She will also soon be starting her studies with the UK Customs Academy studying a Level 5 Diploma In Advanced Customs Compliance which will award her with the status of a Accredited Customs Professional.
Anna Doherty is a Customs and International Trade Compliance Specialist at Exporter Services. She is a Full Member of the Institute of Export and International Trade, a Member of the UK Customs Academy and an Associate Member of the Export Control Profession. Having started at the company in September 2014 with basic shipping knowledge, she has gained a lot of experience through self-education, working with clients and extensive research and training courses. Anna enjoys undertaking new projects and accounts, moulding them into shape so they can then be passed on for further support to other members of staff. Most recently, she has undertaken a large project for a big corporate client helping them establish correct procedures and processes when shipping goods internationally. She holds a current IATA Dangerous Goods certification, has completed Diploma Level 4 and 5 in International Trade with the Institute of Export, and is currently studying towards completion of Level 5 Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations. She is a subject expert in areas of Trade Compliance, Import and Export Procedures, Customs Regulations, Classification and Valuation of Goods, Customs Special Procedures and Letters of Credit as well as UK/EU Export Controls and Regulations.
Sarah Cutts works as an International Trade Administrator and has 4 years’ experience in the industry. She is now studying for her qualifications with the Institute of Export and has started working on the Level 3 Certificate in International Trade. Sarah also holds a Dangerous Goods certificate for air, road and sea, which she recently passed with flying colours. She has recently taken on the implementation of one of our largest projects to date setting up a new external shipping department.
Amanda ten Bruggencate is one of our International Trade Administrator (recently promoted to Team Leader). She works as part of the team preparing export paperwork for shipments for various clients. She has gained accreditation in Dangerous Goods by Air, Sea and Road and can help you with your dangerous goods queries and shipments. She enjoys working on letters of credit where attention to detail is paramount and is also a graduate of the Institute of Export. As part of her career progression Amanda is currently learning and taking responsibility for assisting our clients with the application and implementation of Customs Special Procedures.
Erica Allen is one of our Trainee International Trade Administrators. Erica has over 15 years background experience in Customer Service developed in various businesses. Erica also has an academic background in Business, having achieved a BTEC First and BTEC National qualification in Business & Finance and a certificate of achievement in Business Management. Erica has recently undertaken a BIFA E-Learning Customs Declaration course and is currently studying for a Level 3 Certificate in International Trade. With these attributes combined, Erica has transferable skills to develop her interest in Exporting and manages the day-to-day operations of some of our key clients. This includes communications, client management and shipments using Sarah Cutts as her mentor.
Jen Caulton started with the company in October 2019 and is working in our Shipping Department as a Trainee International Trade Administrator. Jen has over 25 years’ experience in Customer Service, this was developed in various businesses to include hospitality, retail, security and customs. During this time she gained Diplomas in Business Administration and Customer Service.
Charlotte Alliss is a new member of the team and has joined us as an International Trade Trainee. She has had a varied background in field representation and customer service and is keen to develop existing skills as well as learn all aspects of international trade. She is currently working with Amanda assisting with established accounts and providing support on a new account managed by Kate. Her favourite aspect of the role so far is building her knowledge of Letters of Credit.
Romy is our latest recruit joining the team as an International Trade Trainee in January 2020. Having spent over 10 years working as a Project Manager in the translation industry Romy has decided to use her international knowledge and project management skills to switch careers and train in export and international trade. Currently undertaking various in-house training measures through courses led by Sue G, Romy is building her knowledge of the industry fast. She is also working alongside Sarah in one of our biggest projects to date and is looking forward to transitioning over to the training and consultancy side of the business.
Andy Moakes is our newest member of the team and joins us as an International Trade Administrator. Andy has over 12 years’ experience of imports & exports, logistics and international trade. He has previously undertaken roles that involved custom clearances, freight forwarding and dangerous goods movements. For the past 6 years Andy has worked within the manufacturing sector, providing import & export solutions to ship company products globally. Andy has experience in IP, dangerous goods, customs procedures and compliance. Andy holds an IATA dangerous goods certificate for shipping Lithium Ion batteries.
The current Coronavirus outbreak is causing a lot of business to struggle with cashflow issues, orders being cancelled
When we think about export controls, we cannot help but think about items such as weapons, aircrafts, vessels,