Customer Stories – AF Consultancy
Meet our businesses: Award-winning AF Consultancy Ltd specialises in Excise and Business development within alcohol, tobacco, Environmental Taxes and Betting & Gaming.
Meet our businesses: AF Consultancy
Award-winning AF Consultancy Ltd specialises in Excise and Business development within alcohol, tobacco, Environmental Taxes and Betting & Gaming.
As a former HMRC auditor, Anita Farmer set up the business in 2017 and already works with 24 of the 34 distilleries in Ireland. During the start of the pandemic, she helped bring together Northern Ireland’s distilleries to pivot to the production of hand sanitising gel, which was in great demand.
As a consultant she helps businesses comply with all the rules and regulations in their industry, meeting all the legal and technical requirements to set up and trade successfully. But she explains that she does much more than that, working to help her clients with a huge range of issues such as sourcing products and services and connecting them to new contacts.
What Anita says about IF:
“I love working from this unique building because there are so many opportunities to collaborate with creative, entrepreneurial people and the support that I’ve received from the Innovation Factory team has been invaluable. The one thing we learned during the pandemic is that we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help and that by working together we are stronger.”
What we say:
Majella Barkley, Centre Director of Innovation Factory said: “Anita has brought so much to the community here. Her unique experience and connections around the world are an inspiration to the small business community, which is vital to the economy of Northern Ireland.”
Find out more about AF Consultancy www.afconsultancy.co.uk
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