Gus Firth has been appointed as a Compliance Executive with Bethan Customs Consultancy. He arrives alongside the promotion of two members of Elaine Lownds and Aby Wilson to management roles.
Established in October 2015, Bethan Customs Consultancy is a customs and international trade advisory firm, providing professional advice and support to UK based importers and exporters. The company has built a strong reputation for providing practical advice and support to businesses in relation to their customs compliance and supply chain requirements – an offering which is set to set a dramatic spike in demand as the finalisation of the Brexit process approaches in December 2020.
With a raft of rules changes set to come into force – whatever the outcome of the UK Government’s strained talks with the European Union – Bethan’s clients will be keen to ensure compliance with HMRC legislation, while minimising both risk and costs. To help support the firm’s offering in that regard, the firm has hired Gus Firth as its Compliance Executive, alongside the promotion of two members of staff to management level.
Firth brings a background in customs at the border to Bethan, having previously served as a Border Force Officer. His arrival from HMRC and the Home Office brings the firm’s Aberdeenshire team to six members of permanent staff, and boosts its skill-set with particular expertise in marine traffic and customs control at heliports.
Elsewhere, Elaine Lownds has become Customs