Sandra has 29 years experience in international trade from desk-level to becoming the corporate shipping manager for the Ferranti International Group until its break-up in 1993, when, after 2 years working for the receivers, Strong & Herd was formed. She was a graduate member of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IoE) until awarded a Fellowship of the Institute in 2011 for services to UK Companies involved in all areas of international trade. She is also a Certified International Trade Advisor and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). She is a National Councillor for the
As Managing Partner of Strong & Herd LLP she is involved in the training courses as well as the day-to-day activity of the Shipping Office and OneCall client support services and audits/reviews/ implements Corrective Action - Best Practice programmes for company’s import, export and customs procedures in-line with HMRC standards and BIS Export Control Organisation requirements.
You can even follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SandraStrong
Brian, a long serving member of the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE), was elected the North West Branch Chairman in 2010 and assisted in the regeneration of this professional bodies presence in the North West of England. He is also actively involved with the Aerospace, Defence & Security organisation (ADS – formerly the DMA), the British Exporters Association (BEXA) and the International Chamber of Commerce. He has been involved in most corporate areas related to international trade including purchasing and materials management before becoming the Export Control Manager for the Ferranti International Group based in the Legal Department at their corporate head office. He specialises in UK and USA export licensing controls helping businesses to understand if and how they are caught by these regulations, how to practically administer compliance and the day-to-day handling of export controlled shipments. Brian is a UK advisor on the USA extra-territoriality regulations for both the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
As a founding partner of Strong & Herd LLP, Brian continues to be actively involved in purchasing techniques, contract and legal aspects, export control decisions and the physical movement of goods for client companies. Brian's presentations include Export Control Compliance, US Re-export Regulations, International Purchasing Skills, Incoterms and other more basic courses on export procedures and freight forwarding issues. Brian was named by the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA – now ADS) in 2004 as one of three trainers in the
Anthony has experience of both sides of Customer/Freight Forwarder relationships and in numerous industry fields such as Electronics, Chemicals, Automotive, Retail and Textiles.
Anthony has undertaken and managed numerous large projects, including 3PL, 4PL, Low Cost Sourcing, Plant closure/relocation to
Anthony was certified under 6Sigma as a black belt and is aware of the importance of procedures and strong internal controls and since becoming a partner of Strong & Herd LLP in 2004 has worked on many projects restructuring company’s customs compliance procedures in a cost effective and easy to use way. Anthony is fully conversant with IPR, OPR, End-use (both civil aircraft and Military, especially), Letters of Credit, the Incoterms ® rules, Tariff classification, Intrastat and Customs audits, amongst a wide range of other useful skills and knowledge connected to global trade and cross-border trading. He is an active member of the North West Export Hub along with HSBC, AON, Pinsent Masons, RSM Tenon, UKTI and HMRC which aims to give comfort to new and small companies either starting in or seeking to expand their overseas sales.
An excellent communicator, Anthony is mainly involved in the training courses public and in-company but continues to have hands-on involvement in export and import when his busy schedule allows and enjoys the interaction with the Shipping Office and OneCall clients. He had run Incoterms ® 2010 rules training sessions for major companies around the EU, Switzerland and recently Azerbaijan. His in-company activities include audits/reviews, implementation of Corrective Action - Best Practice programmes for company’s import, export and customs procedures in-line with HMRC standard requirements. He is an adviser for the Croner Helpline and the country pages for both the Croner Reference Book for Exporters and the on-line reference guide Croner-i, mainly in the areas of Incoterms, export documentation, customs procedures and pre-shipment inspection matters.
Anthony will not go on twitter ... but is a linkedin fan: you can follow him at http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-griffiths/2a/710/694 where he kindly shows the company's tweets http://twitter.com/StrongHerdLLP