Meet The Mercator Team
Mercator’s award winning shipping team has a straight forward commitment to put the customer first in the belief that a satisfied customer will be a repeat customer.
In case you hadn’t already guessed, we are a family run business. As Paul and Julie begin to take more of a consultant role within the business, the next generation are stepping up to the podium. We are a small office, which means we work together closely as a team, with great communication and a collaborative approach, which we feel allows us to go that extra mile for our customers. In our business, customer is king.
Julie & Paul Goehlert
Founders and Directors
Shipping & Finance Consultants
Paul and Julie are Mercator’s Managing and Finance Directors respectively. Now in consultant positions within the team they are both on hand for essential business decisions, mentoring support to the younger members of the company, and at the heart of quality management to ensure that all of Mercator’s operations run smoothly, including all external and internal processes to provide the most effective and efficient services to all customers.
Myles is Mercator’s Operations Manager and Director. Myles joined Mercator in 2000. Overseeing the majority of the relationships and business with our partner agents around the globe, and head of exports, Myles has taken the gauntlet of being in charge day to day, passed on from Julie and Paul. Myles deals with complex shipments and handles new business enquiries.
Imports & Exports
Mark joined Mercator in 2007. Responsible for routing cargo that is destined for and arrives in the UK, Mark heads up a number of our long-term accounts with our import clients, handling paperwork, customs clearance and transportation from sea and air ports. Mark’s specialities include dry food goods, furniture and oriental carpets. Due to the ever changing demands of a small business, Mark is now also involved in export operations.
Imports & Exports
Keith joined Mercator in 2005. Responsible for a number of our long-standing import and export client accounts, Keith handles the safe transit of goods into and out of the UK, through customs clearance and then onto their destination. Keith specialises in importing honey and oriental carpets.
George joined us in 2010, and after 18 months out travelling the globe, returned to us at the beginning of 2014. George now handles the majority of our export operations. Also heavily involved with MarcoPoloLine, George works closely with our international agents, generating quotes for new business.
Jess is our newest recruit, he joined the team in 2017. Jess has experience in shipping from a previous role, and is assisting the team as necessary on a daily basis. Currently, Jess is assisting George with the export workload and liaising with our international agents.
Finance & Marketing Manager
Sophie joined Mercator in 2012 and is responsible for the finance management, including ensuring company finances are monitored and managed efficiently and that all client customs charges to HMRC and payments are managed effectively. Now also involved in marketing and operations, Sophie maintains the website and assists with enquiries from our partner agents to support the team.