Software house expands to help businesses tackle customs post-Brexit with backing from FW Capital
A company which develops software solutions for the import and
export community is expanding its software and consultancy services
to help businesses navigate Brexit, following a loan from NPIF - FW
Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the
Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
Wigan-based Langdon Systems was formed in 1984 to offer one of
the first customs software solutions on the market. The company
provides tailored duty management systems and specialises in
design, development, implementation and ongoing support, as well as
The majority of its clients are UK-based companies which trade
internationally including Tesco, H&M, Arcadia Group, Intel,
Debenhams and SMEs across a range of sectors.
FW Capital’s investment will be used to recruit new staff and
further develop its software and consultancy services, including a
range of events and training to help businesses with the
significant changes to the customs process following
Director Paul Carroll said: “Dealing with HMRC can be extremely
daunting for businesses. It’s a highly regulated industry where
procedure and legislation is changing all the time. Particularly
now, with the upheaval caused by our departure from the EU, it
isn’t always feasible to stay abreast of it all so it helps to have
an expert in your corner.
“Brexit, regardless of the final outcome, requires a degree of
preparation. We’re seeing an unprecedented demand for services and
we need to scale to support that. We want to meet the growing need
for customs expertise and we’re readying ourselves for what’s set
to be a busy time for the business.
“We believe very strongly in our products and services and in
the quality of our expertise and it’s and it’s a great endorsement
to have the Northern Powerhouse behind us, supporting our direction
and wanting to help us achieve our goals.
“The funding from FW Capital has been crucial in enabling us to
enhance our offering and we are delighted to have them on board as
FW Capital investment executive, Loz O’Connor said: “Langdon
Systems is a leader in its field with around 25% of all UK customs
declarations submitted using its software including some of the
largest companies in the UK.
“Businesses that trade in Europe are understandably concerned
about potential changes within the Customs Union and are seeking
expert guidance to help them. This increased demand
presents significant growth opportunities for Langdon Systems and
we are really pleased to provide investment to develop the software
and consultancy services.”