Left-right: Stephanie Warrington, Mike Beckett, Mandy Lockett, Stef Heywood, Marie White

With a wealth of experience on your doorstep, why venture elsewhere for support, guidance and technical advice. Your Chamber’s local International Business team will help your company develop its international presence with the objective of growing and raising the international competiveness of your business.

The team is accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce excellence standard in international business and team members are recruited directly from industry with knowledgeable expertise.

Amanda Lockett, MIEx – International Business Director – 01254 356451

Following a successful career as Export Sales Manager for a manufacturing company specialising in the design and manufacture of packaging machines, I travelled to countless countries around the world negotiating contracts with distributors, agents and directly with customers. With this international commercial experience I am dedicated to providing a comprehensive support and consultancy service with the sole aim to encourage and motivate companies to start or increase their international activities. My role also involves designing a wide range of international trade courses and provide an enthusiastic, interactive and knowledgeable learning environment. My desire is to connect all Lancashire businesses with the world market to enable our economy and community to grow.

Stef Heywood, MIEx – International Business Manager – 01254 356454

Gaining my experience in sales and marketing operations for a world-class, innovative and agile manufacturing company, I am privileged to manage a carefully selected team of industry specialists to support the ambitions and needs of the business community. With a track record of helping British business succeed internationally, seek out new opportunities and win orders through a practical support role with the aim to thriving in the global markets. My passion lies in dedicating my career to offering a one-stop-shop for all your international trade needs and challenging your perceptions and abilities on international trade.

Mike Beckett, MIEx – International Business Advisor – 01254 356447

I have over 40 year’s commercial and business experience with a strong background in both UK and International sales. What better way to earn a living than travelling the world selling!
I joined the Chambers International Team just over 2 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed working with both established members and new businesses to assist them with developing their International Trade. I feel that I am particularly passionate about the values of UK Manufacturing, design and quality and I enjoy seeing these represented in overseas markets. We have some fantastic businesses in Lancashire and we really need to be sharing the products that we manufacture with the rest of the world.

Marie White, MIEX – International Business Officer – 01254 356448

I started my career in International trade employed at a major confectionery company based in Blackburn, organising their exports and completing export documentation. I then joined the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce International business team seven years ago where I have gained vast knowledge within International Trade focusing on the background of export documentation and HMRC. I have been fortunate to work for a great department building great relationships with my colleagues and our exporting companies. I always find it satisfying assisting our exporters with a smooth transition and helping them get their goods to the chosen overseas destination.

Stephanie Warrington – International Business Administrator – 01254 356473

Having completed one year at Burnley College, I have recently joined the International Business team working as an Apprentice in Business Administration. Even though I have only just started my working career I can already see the benefits and opportunities I will get as I progress on with my apprenticeship. Working with the team has allowed me to understand the different types of businesses that we help and support and the needs of some of the businesses; such as advice on exporting, importing etc. and I have already had the experience of attending some of the courses provided by the Chamber.

For more information please contact Stephanie Warrington on 01254 356473 or [email protected]