DELOITTE'S ADVISORY ARM has gone on a hiring frenzy, taking on seven new appointments within its customs team.

This move than doubles the team's existing size. The highest profile appointment is Howard Levene, who joins as a director and will run the unit. He has over 40 years of experience in industry including stints at HMRC.

Stacey Winters, heads Deloitte's Customs & Global Trade practice, said: "We're delighted to welcome Howard Levene and the new team members to Deloitte to help our clients navigate the complexities of customs compliance.

"Their extensive expertise will help us grow this exciting, new, modern customs practice into a market leading offering."

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