Forbes Solicitors have agreed a three-year deal to become joint sponsors of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Club.

The partnership, which also involves Baldwin’s Accountants, begins on May 1 and will allow International Trade Club members access to Forbes’ expertise and advice in manufacturing and other sectors.

The deal builds on Forbes existing close relationship with the International Trade Club, with Associate solicitor John Pickervance already involved with the club and previously presented at  breakfast meetings and delivering training on a regular basis for the  East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. The sponsorship commitment recognizes the mutually compatible services and expertise from the sponsors and the Club which can be brought to businesses in Lancashire.

John, Head of Forbes’ Manufacturing & Engineering group, said:

“Our sponsorship of the International Trade Club sits well with our manufacturing sector specialism and we are looking forward to building on our excellent relationship with the International Trade Club over the next three years.”

The sponsorship deal includes a series of breakfast meetings and the International Trade Awards  and luncheon ceremony, giving Chamber members the chance to meet and discuss issues with the Forbes team.

Mandy Lockett, International  Business Director at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, added:

“This is a great opportunity for our members to work closely with the experts at Forbes to grow their businesses in such a key area. We are very grateful to John and all the team at Forbes for their ongoing support.”

Reserve your place at the next breakfast meeting on the 11th July, speakers include:

It’s nearly 3 years since the Brexit Referendum and against a backdrop of dashed hopes, half-truths, failed votes, promised deals and uncertainty businesses are expected to be continuing to trade, whatever the outcome. Today’s breakfast speaker Liam Smyth, Director, Trade Facilitation at British Chamber of Commerce will try to extract the practical from the political landscape and to create some certainty for traders in an uncertain world.

Helen Cowley, Partner at Baldwins Group, will advise business on the best practises when setting up companies overseas, including new legislation to protect your business in the international market place.

Ben Blackburn, managing director at Blackburn Distribution, winners of the International Trade Club’s Outstanding Exporter Achievement Award 2018, Ben will share his experiences and top business tips with the audience and how winning the award has helped his company.

Additional club dates include:

3rd October 2019 – Breakfast Meeting
6th December 2019 – International Trade Club Gala Luncheon and Awards 2019
20th February 2020 – Breakfast Meeting
14th May 2020 – Breakfast Meeting
9th July 2020 – Breakfast Meeting
17th September 2020 – Breakfast Meeting
3rd December 2020 – International Trade Club Gala Luncheon and Awards 2020
18th February 2021 – Breakfast Meeting
13th May 2021 – Breakfast Meeting
8th July 2021 – Breakfast Meeting
16th September 2021 – Breakfast Meeting
2nd December 2021 – International Trade Club Gala Luncheon and Awards 2021

For more information on how to get involved with this ever growing club please contact Marie White on or call 01254 356448