George’s appointment bolsters Bethan team

George Laing

An Oldmeldrum-based business which provides customs and supply chain support has doubled its team since the start of the year with a number of key appointments, the most recent being former HMRC Higher Officer, George Laing.

Bethan Customs Consultancy has appointed George to the role of Customs Consultant, where he joins fellow consultant and former HMRC colleague, Elaine Lownds and the firm’s director, Nicola Alexander.

Since January of this year, the team has doubled from three members of staff to six.

George’s addition to the team creates new opportunities for Bethan to meet the increasing demand for its bespoke and independent service offerings, as well as to expand its capacity for dedicated in-house and remote customs consultancy to clients.

Before taking up his role with Bethan, George enjoyed a very distinguished 43-year career within the civil service. He has held a number of roles within the Inland Revenue and HMRC in both Glasgow and the North East. Most recently he worked as a Higher Officer in Customs International Trade, where he specialised in Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) approval processes.

Director and founder of Bethan Customs Consultancy, Nicola Alexander, said: “George’s appointment comes at a very exciting time for Bethan, and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome him on board. With his experience and knowledge of customs compliance, I have no doubt he will be yet another asset in our team of consultants, all of whom apply their expertise in customs, logistics and supply chain management to help our clients grow their businesses.”

George added: “I am looking forward to building on my previous experience in my new role with Bethan. I see this as a natural progression from my previous role within HMRC – guiding and supporting clients to navigate the complexities of importation and exportation from a customs perspective, particularly during these unprecedented times.”

Bethan Customs Consultancy provides independent, clear and practical advice, as well as training and on-going support to businesses throughout the UK in relation to customs compliance and supply chain requirements. They offer a bespoke service, tailored to their clients’ business requirements, which span a range of sectors, from oil and gas to food and drink.

Bethan Customs Consultancy Team
L-R Aby Wilson, Stuart Wood, Elaine Lownds, George Laing, and Director, Nicola Alexander

Would you like to Join us on our Journey?

Join us on our journey Bethan Customs Consultancy

Bethan Customs Consultancy is a dynamic company with big ambitions and we’re ready to take on the next leg of our journey.
We love what we do!

We are passionate. We are professional. We are precise.

We do things differently. Bethan aims to make life easier for clients by helping them to deal with customs compliance, importing & exporting legislation. We give them the freedom to fly and grow their businesses through importing & exporting.

But, we want to share the journey…

The next stage of our growth plan is looming and we’re looking for talent to join us on the journey, so that we can climb the next mountain with even more passion and spirit in our backpack.

What you’ll need…

A suitcase full of customs knowledge, expertise, experience, passion and fun. We’re looking for dedicated and ambitious individuals who are ready to take on the world, as we map out the future.

What roles are we looking for?

We have a few roles in mind. But, how do you think you can help us? What can you bring to complement our team?

We want to hear from you

Get in touch by sending your CV with covering letter to Nicola Alexander at: nicola@bethancustomsconsultancy.com

 

 

 

Upcoming Training Course: How to Import & Export

Upcoming Training Course: How to Import & Export

Bethan Customs Consultancy is running the following course on 14th August:

How to Import & Export

This course has been developed to support businesses looking to develop into the international market and is also suitable for those looking for a refresher on import and export requirements.  It will provide an overview as to the why, where, who, what and when of international trade obligations.

Date:

Tuesday 14th August

Venue:

Bethan Customs Consultancy
Barra Suite
Oldmeldrum
Aberdeenshire
AB51 0FU

Time:

9am – 12.30pm

 

More information:

For more information or to book, please email Bethan Customs Consultancy directly on info@bethancustomsconsultancy.com.