Deloitte is expanding its East of England operations with the creation of a new Customs Trade facility

Richard Vitou being welcomed to the region by Paul Schofield

Boasting a 30-strong team at Crown House in Ipswich, Deloitte’s Customs Trade facility will provide digital tax services for companies to manage customs compliance and other areas such as customs freight simplified procedures.

The team will form part of Deloitte’s Global Trade Bureau and will work alongside the firm’s Global Trade Advisory team.

Deloitte Global Trade Bureau lead partner, Richard Vitou, said: “We’re hugely excited about establishing Global Trade Bureau as a market-leading customs compliance offering here in Ipswich.  Being in such close proximity to the Port of Felixstowe, a hugely significant transport hub for the UK and Europe has also provided us with access to the very best talent in customs and international trade in the UK.”

Paul Schofield, Deloitte South East practice senior partner, said: “By extending our tax offering with the Global Trade Bureau, our new colleagues in Ipswich will enable us to deliver another great service in the region.”

Caption: Richard Vitou, Ipswich tax partner being welcomed to the region by Paul Schofield, South East East, Practice Senior Partner.


The Deloitte Cambridge office comprises 8 Partners and over 250 staff who deliver a full range of professional services to the East Anglian region. As well as focussing on the life sciences and technology sectors for which the region has become so renowned, the office has long standing specialisms in other sectors including the professions, consumer business, food and agribusiness.

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