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A Year of Change


What a year this has been for all of us! So much change, drama, sadness, upheaval ….. I could go on but there probably aren’t enough adjectives to fully describe all that we have been through.

This is my last newsletter of the year – and my last for BLT! In this year of change, the big personal change for me is that after 32 years, I am retiring from BLT.  It has been such an amazing journey with a great busines and fabulous people, and I will be very sad to leave.   But it is time for a new challenge and from January 2021, Liz Watt Coaching Ltd will be my new focus. I am excited to be establishing this new venture and devoting my time to coaching and personal development projects.

I won’t be cutting my BLT ties completely though, as I will continue to run the Women in Indirect Tax Networking Group through BLT. This has been a great success over the past 3 years, and I am so grateful that it gives me the opportunity to continue working with all my BLT colleagues and the wider VAT and Customs community.

This type of change is a time for reflection, especially given all that has happened this year. There are so many people I would like to thank for my recruitment career and I just don’t have to room to do so here. But I hope you know who you are, and how much I have valued your input, guidance and advice throughout. In particular, I would like to thank the current BLT team – Guy Barrand, Emma Wade, Tariq Siraj, Davey Peyton and Rebecca Blackwell – you are all amazing and I look forward to seeing you and BLT flourish over the coming years. And to all those in the unique and always interesting world that is Indirect Tax – the clients, candidates, friends and businesses that I have been lucky enough to work with.

It would be great to stay connected as I start my new venture – and I hope I will have the opportunity to provide coaching to some of you in the future.  If you want to get in touch, email and check out my new website here.

In the meantime, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and a more positive, healthy and prosperous 2021.

- by Liz Watt

Posted by: Beament Leslie Thomas