Brightfinch aims to deliver a refreshing consultancy and training approach to businesses looking for assistance with customs authorisations, compliance and training.
Our qualified and experienced team are positioned across the UK & Ireland to provide on site or remote support to businesses.
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.
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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.
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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.
After completing a degree in French and Hispanic studies, Laura worked overseas as an English Language Assistant with the British Council in Guadeloupe, Chile and France. Later she completed a Masters 1 in Applied Foreign Languages and International Business at the University of La Rochelle.
Laura has worked in various roles relating to international trade for both exporters and Chambers of Commerce. Her role within the International team at West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce involved advising businesses on general export processes and most recently supporting businesses to adapt to the changes in the UK's trading relationship with the EU. Free Trade Agreements and Rules of Origin are a particular area of interest.
Laura supports the team at Brightfinch, delivering training courses and supporting on consultancy projects such as AEO.
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.
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.