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The recent International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting, held at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, brought together industry leaders and professionals to discuss pressing issues in global trade.

Mandy Lockett (MIEx), International Business Director at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, is relentlessly pushing international trade to the next level by securing high-profile guest presenters for our members.
The meeting featured a series of presentations and discussions on international trade barriers, strategies to overcome them, and best practices for preventing bribery and corruption. These topics are crucial for businesses looking to expand their reach and operate ethically in a complex global market.

Key Highlights:

Resolving Trade Barriers: Presentations by Kalada Bruce-Jaja and Natalie Lewis from the EU Member States and Market Access team at the Department for Business and Trade focused on practical solutions for companies facing international trade barriers.

Assessment and Conformity: Richard Collin from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service provided insights into assessment and conformity, essential for maintaining standards in international trade.

Bribery and Corruption: Emma Knight, BSc (Hons), MCIPS Chartered from Chamber Business Training, highlighted strategies to prevent bribery and corruption in business operations.

The event concluded with a networking session, allowing attendees to forge new connections and explore potential partnerships.

About the International Trade Club:

The International Trade Club, is dedicated to promoting and supporting global trade initiatives. Through a series of events, workshops, and resources, the club provides valuable insights and networking opportunities for businesses looking to expand their international presence. This morning has been delightful, filled with good breakfast, plenty of coffee, and engaging conversations with fascinating individuals. It’s truly been a rewarding experience, highlighting the importance of receiving support while expanding business operations into overseas markets and increasing your international footprint.

Today’s discussions at our International Trade Club, led by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Forbes Solicitors and PM+M Solutions for Business LLP, have emphasised this crucial aspect.

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Save the Date:
Missed this event? Don’t worry! Our next International Trade Club meeting is taking place on Thursday, 11 July. Mark your calendars and join us for another insightful session. Book Here

Proudly sponsored by Forbes Solicitors and PM+M, our International Trade Club events allow your business to be a part of the growing network for importers and exporters – the oldest Export Club in the UK, established in 1957 and still going strong.


“The Breakfast Club events are always very insightful and informative”

Roger Marsden, Export Sales Admin, Chase Erwin

“Meetings are always very informative and useful”

Kirsty Mccarthy, Sales Manager, Emerson & Renwick LTD

“Valuable insights I can start apply today”

Vicky Nuttall, Ecommerce Manager, Universal Smart Cards

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Published On: May 20th, 2024