3.11.2021 | Customs

Customs Support Group (CSG) acquires customs broker UK Customs Solutions (UKCS)

Based in Felixstowe, Nottingham, Glasgow and Dover, UKCS and its 150 staff expand CSG’s UK strength to 210 and its customer base by around 1,000.

The Customs Support Group, Europe’s leading independent and neutral provider of customs services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of UK Customs Solutions (“UKCS”) to further enhance their UK presence, capacity and capability.

Established in 2014, UKCS is an AEO authorised customs broker with approx. 150 people based out of Felixstowe, Nottingham, Glasgow and Dover. The two founders of UKCS, Bryn Ward and Ross Gosling have managed to build a leading customs broker, that serves more than 1,000 customers ranging from large international companies to small and medium-sized UK companies. Like Customs Support UK, UKCS supports clients in their customs formalities and helps manage through the complexities of Brexit. Both companies strongly believe that the respective customers will benefit greatly from the merger given increased scale, more know-how and better coverage.

The combined company will not only be the leading customs broker in the United Kingdom with ~210 customs specialists at 6 strategically located offices covering the whole country, – but will offer its customers also the opportunity to profit from all of Customs Support’s European operations.

“As UK’s leading customs broker we are very enthusiastic to join the Customs Support Group, in becoming the EU’s number one customs partner. Our high professional standards and client-driven approach are fully aligned with Customs Support’s approach” says Bryn Ward, UKCS Managing Director.

“We are more than happy to welcome, Bryn and Ross and their team to the Customs Support Group, as the two are very strong entrepreneurs and customs experts who have built a fantastic business. Together with Des Hiscock, the current Customs Support UK managing director, they will form a strong management team to further grow our UK operations” adds Frank Weermeijer, CEO of Customs Support Group.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, the Customs Support Group is Europe’s leading independent and neutral provider of customs services employing >1.000 dedicated customs professionals serving over 10,000 customers annually. Through our extensive service offering and digital capability we consistently support our customers in maximising regulatory compliance, achieving operational efficiencies, import duty optimisation; duty planning and ongoing development for a constantly shifting customs landscape.

In addition, to traditional brokerage and digital services, the Customs Support Group offer customs consulting and gas measurement services. The company is currently active in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland and Italy.

In Europe, Customs Support Group serves many cross-border clients in several industries such as automotive, food and beverage and many more. Customs Support is the frontrunner in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitalisation of the customs process.