About Us

Since our formation in 1991, AFI UK Ltd has been trading as a totally independent freight forwarder and import customs broker. We have established a solid and varied client base, not only within the North West but throughout the United Kingdom and further afield into all corners of the world.
From our purpose built facility at the heart of the World Freight Terminal, We are able to arrange the safe transportation of your goods, whether via AIR, OCEAN or ROAD to or from any corner of the globe and offer a highly competitive and professional service.
Backed by over 25 years of history, AFI UK Ltd is a name you can trust for all your import and export requirements. Our key staff members have long service and a wealth of operational experience which creates trust and loyalty for our customers. Our team is based in Manchester where we are able to service the whole of the UK with 70% of British manufacturing located within a two hour drive.

Why choose AFI?

For us it’s all about attention to detail, which is why our priority is providing a first class service for all our clients, no matter what size or stature.

  • Established over 25 years
  • International partner offices across six continents
  • Offering a full range of Freight Forwarding services by air, ocean and road.
  • Expert knowledge and friendly service
  • Experience across multiple industries

Key Contacts

Ben Vaughan

(Operations Services Manager)


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Colin Hartley

(Managing Director)


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Ian McDowell

(Managing Director)


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Mark Murdock

(General Manager)


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Michael Nelson

(Export Operations Manager)


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Gary Rycroft

(Import Operations Manager)


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Gemma Darlington

(Accounts Manager)


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