GBA Announcement - Appointment of Melanie Hill as Head of Customs

October 30, 2019




GBA are proud to announce the recent appointment of Melanie Hill in our brand new role, Head of Customs. 


 GBA have recently achieved record sales in 2018, achieving a 35% increase on our figures in 2017 and continue to grow in a tough market. A huge challenge to all businesses currently, is the uncertainty regarding Brexit. The nature of our industry entails that we must ensure we are fully compliant with all Customs clearance regulations, how legislation may change post-Brexit, and Melanie Hill will prove vital in solving any issues for our customers. 


Melanie has undertaken some key roles within trade compliance and customs matters over the last 20 years, these placements have enabled her to develop not only specific industry experience for all modes of transport, but also a valuable and transferable skill set in this fast-paced sector. Having worked in global positions previously, Melanie has gained Trade and Customs knowledge in many regions across the world which enables her to monitor imports, exports and border activity on a wider scale and add realistic solutions to situations and processes.


"My new role within GBA Services is a very exciting time for me and the GBA team, and I am looking forward to expanding the customs platform and adding immediate and strategic value to the business and its customers. GBA is a fantastic company with an abundance of values and culture which is driven through all that we do." - Melanie Hill, Head of Customs.


"We have sustained our continued growth and impressive financial figures, despite the potential impact of Brexit on our industry. The appointment of Melanie will only further add to our skill set as a business to continue to offer high standard expertise across all markets, ensuring we have the best service in place to always meet our customer’s needs. With 20 years’ experience, this is a key appointment for our business; expanding our Senior Management Team with vast expertise, GBA’s continual investment in our managerial structure furthers our development as a major player in our industry.”  - David J Birkbeck, Managing Director. 





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