STRONG & HERD - Key Persons


ANTHONY GRIFFITHS


Bernard O'Connor

Job Titles:
  • Partner
Bernard became a partner in Strong & Herd LLP in July 2018 after one of the founding partners, Brian Herd passed away. Bernard had worked with S & H since 2007 and significantly enhanced the skill set of the partnership with his forty six-plus years' experience within the International Trade arena. Bernard began his career with a Scottish container shipping line (Ben Line) back in the 1970s at a very exciting time when container shipping itself was a very new industry. He rose through the ranks, eventually becoming Operations Director of the Manchester office.

Calvin Sherratt

Job Titles:
  • Customs & International Trade Advisor

Gail Leeson

Job Titles:
  • Export Compliance & International Trade Advisor

SANDRA STRONG - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Managing Partner
shipping manager for the Ferranti International Group until its break-up Sandra formed Strong & Herd LLP (S&H) in 1995 with Brian Herd (deceased). 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. Sandra is a Certified International Trade Advisor and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). She is a National Councillor for the British Exporters Association (BExA) being the Chair of the Customs & Export Licensing sub-committee and representing British exporters at the HMRC Joint Customs Consultative Committees (JCCC) and on Brexit related government forums. She recently sat on the UK ICC Review Committee for the changes to the Incoterms ® 2020 Rules and S&H are one of only 2 UK businesses authorised to provide Incoterms ® 2020 Rules training. She continues to have hands-on involvement in export and import on a daily basis. In addition, Sandra assists companies in operating compliant Customs procedures such as Inward Processing, Outward processing, End-Use (predominantly Civil Aircraft and Military), AEO application and procedures, Intrastat reporting systems, UK and USA Export Control Regulations (including ITAR) and Letter of Credit procedures.

Sarah Adams-Greener

Job Titles:
  • Customs & International Trade Advisor

Steve Berry

Job Titles:
  • Export Compliance & International Trade Advisor

Tim Hiscock

Job Titles:
  • Export Development & International Trade Advisor