Brian Herd M.I.Ex

Brian, one of the founding partners of the business, was 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 was 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 was 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 specialised 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 was 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 skills included purchasing techniques, contract and legal aspects, export control decisions and the physical movement of goods for client companies. Brian's presentations included 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 UK competent to present training on the new Export Control Act.  Brian was also well known for his articles in such publications as Croner and "International Trade Today" on a variety of topics both serious and more humourous views of the exporting and importing world.  

Sadly Brian died in June 2018 and, though he had been retired from "active duty" his common sense approach and cheeky sense of humour is greatly missed within S&H and by our clients.

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