I certainly found the presenters and contents of the event well thought out and interesting, thank you for including me and I look forward to the next one.’

Peter Dowdy, Business Development Manager, Hurst Green Plastics

The Doing Business in Europe Event successfully concluded 5th September 2019, with specialist presenters throughout Europe joining us to provide vital information to 70 businesses attending the day.

The focused half day provided the latest opportunities across Europe from different sectors of importing and exporting including connections and in-depth knowledge from our specialist which included: Spanish Chamber of commerce (Opportunities in Spain), Consulate General of Hungary in Manchester (Attaché for trade and Investment), British Chamber of Commerce in Czech Republic (Connecting UK Companies with the Czech Republic), British Chamber of Commerce (Driving International trade and business with Europe), William Blythe (Succeeding in Europe), Science and Technology Facilities Council (providing advise on how to sell to these R&D installations), BDC Moore (European Intercultural Awareness), HM Revenue & Customs UE Exit Policy (Developments and easements in readiness for the UKs exit from the EU and attending, Department for environment, food and rural affairs advisor.

Companies were able to access supportive information complimenting the specialists with sessions of networking with our exhibition rooms, discussing opportunities to increase their trading with Europe.

Please click to download below the PDF of the specialist’s presentations.

To access the event photographs please click here for copy prints:


Hosted and organised by the International Business Department of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Moneycorp, PM+M, Printing.com and William Blythe.

Dates for your diary

26th September – HMRC Approved Customs Intermediary Training

This course is suitable for those who need an understanding of customs regimes and how to complete a basic customs declaration form. Click to download HMRC Approved Customs Intermediary Training

3rd October 2019 – International Trade Breakfast Meeting

Our prestigious breakfast meetings provide vital, informative presentations from guest speakers specifically designed for our Importers and Exporters to develop their knowledge of key issues and to share their experiences with fellow members. Click to download Breakfast meeting flyer

5th December 2019 – Annual Gala Lunch and Awards Ceremony

The International Trade Club is now accepting entries for the categories below:

  • Outstanding Importer Achievement
  • Outstanding Exporter Achievement
  • Newcomer to International Trade

To enter download the application form here or download from the International Trade Club website and send your entries to Abigail Finlayson at a.finlayson@chamberelancs.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 22nd November.

27th February 2020 – Doing Business

Our next Doing Business opportunities is arranged for the 27th February 2020. If you would like to suggest country/region you would like to have more information on doing business with, please contact Abigail Finlayson at a.finlayson@chamberelancs.co.uk

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