Brightfinch aims to deliver a refreshing consultancy and trainig approach to businesses looking for assistance with customs authorisations, compliance and training.
Our small consultancy firm is supported by a wide network of associates in order to find the best solutions for your business.
We offer an initial free telephone consultation to ensure we are in a position to assist your business.
Holly is the Director at Brightfinch Limited, which she established in 2018 following a successful career in international trade and compliance.
With twenty years experience, Holly has extensive knowledge of UK and EU customs procedures.
Specific areas of speciality include authorised economic operator (AEO), temporary storage (ETSF), customs warehousing, excise authorisations and guarantees. Holly has been managing projects in these areas for over five years.
Holly works with the Institute of Export & International Trade as a Trainer and Tutor, and is an ICC Registered Trainer of Incoterms 2020.
Claire works as an International Trade Advisor at Brightfinch, and supports Holly in all areas of the business.
With a background in the banking industry, Claire also has over eight years experience in customs consultancy and application management. Specific areas of expertise include AEO, customs warehousing, temporary storage and inward processing.
In addition Claire oversees the training content and delivery conducted by Brightfinch, both online and on site. Training areas include importing, exporting, transit, special procedures, customs entry completion and CDS.
Claire also completes customs reviews for clients, customs audits and MSS analysis, alongside bespoke research projects.
Having spent almost 20 years in the Irish Customs authority as an operational customs officer, in 2000 Robert moved to Brussels where he worked in the European Commission on a wide range of customs issues AEO, customs risk management and counterfeit goods. Most recent work included working on the Union Customs Code, trade facilitation, customs controls in the field of drug precursors and issues related to Brexit.
Robert worked in a variety of international organisations including the World Customs Organisation (working on rules of origin) and the European Free Trade Association secretariat (working on market surveillance, product safety and standardisation issues).
Robert has prepared and delivered training courses on a number of customs related areas on topics such as rules of origin and Brexit.
Robert is based in Dublin and provides training and consultancy support to both EU and UK clients.
Corinne Nabavi, has 45 years’ experience working in different business sectors setting up controls and procedures relating to Customs, Import and Export compliance. Corinne has extensive experience in implementing Customs computer systems for importing, exporting, warehousing and inward processing for direct reporting to HMRC. Corinne sits on several Customs Consultative Committees and is a Committee member of Customs / Trade association ACITA.
Since 2017 Corinne has worked as an independent Customs & Brexit expert. As an independent Customs & Brexit expert, Corinne provides advice and ‘hands-on’ support to Brightfinch clients on our behalf. These include importers and exporters, enabling them to assess and understand the impact of trade policy and Brexit on their International Trade business.
Corinne also supports Brightfinch in areas such as customs procedures, tariff classification, preferential origin, Customs broker reviews, duty relief schemes and audits.
Sue’s role is to keep the cogs of Brightfinch moving by supporting the team in all areas of business support from finance to HR.
Sue has a background in business administration and management, having previously worked in the Transport & Shipping industry, before moving onto Recruitment for 10 years. Later moving on to work for a Customs Compliance Consultancy, where she originally first met Holly.
Andrew is a specialist in international tax, land and property issues and also a lecturer on VAT issues.
Andrew advises accountants and individual businesses on all aspects of VAT, but in particular, issues concerned with land and property, charities, cross-border trading, Internet trading, security demands, and arrears of VAT.
Andrew has articles published regularly in the accountancy press and is author of Bloomsbury Professional Value Added Tax. He is also part of the editorial management team of Indicator – FL Memo Ltd behind ‘Tips & Advice Tax’ and other specialist tax publications and is author of their ‘VAT Tips’ newsletter. Similarly, Andrew contributes articles to ‘Small Business Tax & Finance’. Andrew was part of editorial team of Croner CCH and edited the Land and Property section of their ‘British VAT Reporter’, and also wrote regular articles for the sister publication ‘VAT News’. Andrew was appointed by leading publishers, Gee, to edit and update the international trade chapter of their ‘VAFB’ VAT handbook.
We work with a lot of new businesses, assisting in the setup of authorisations you need before you can start operating.
We offer a 25% discount off our rates for the first 12 months to help you during this time.