I’m an industry professional who launched my own logistics consultancy, Straightforward Consultancy Ltd (SCL) after a 30 year career in international logistics, working for market leading logistics providers such as DB Schenker, Kuehne & Nagel and DHL Global Forwarding in operations, sales and management and travelling internationally, particularly to the USA and Asia. I felt, in an increasingly complex and confusing world of logistics, that small-medium sized importers and exporters really needed a source of independent advice and expertise to help them to reduce costs, lessen their workload, remain Customs compliant and provide them with expert advice and support day-to-day. We've been pretty successful and in March 2016, we celebrated our 6th year in business and we've helped so many companies here in the North West along the way. If you take a look at our website, blog, LinkedIn and Twitter you will see that we're knowledgable, friendly and our customers rave about the impact we've had on their businesses. I'm also a panel judge at the Global Freight Awards run by Lloyds Loading List, the leading industry publication and have been on the panel for 2 years.