Thanks you all for your replies. I will follow them up soon when I need to make the transfer
I use World Wide Currencies, but have only used them for transfers from UK to France, I believe they do it the other way round. If I call them they give you a rate and hold it for you until they receive the funds then you get the money within 24 hours. Rates are very close to spot bank rates and no commision.
Halo financial have been highly recommended by at least one network member. There is a comment to this effect on one of the currency update posts. You can contact Matt Prevost (who is an SF member and works for Halo) directly or click on their ad on here. Best wishes