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The East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the annual International Trade Club Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate exceptional importers, exporters and manufacturers who have contributed significantly to our region.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Lancashire businesses to gain recognition for their hard work, innovation, and economic contributions,”

says Mandy Lockett, Director of International Business at the East Lancs Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our local business community and to showcase the spirit and dedication that makes Lancashire a special place to live and work.”

All importers, exporters and manufacturers operating within the Lancashire region are encouraged to apply. The application process is straightforward and can be completed quickly. The application forms can be found below.

Categories & How to Apply

Click the following links to download a corresponding application form for each of the three categories:

For more information click here.

Once you have completed your form, please submit to by the deadline date of 22 November 2024.

Award Benefits

The East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Club is the oldest in the country. Winning one of our prestigious International Trade Club Awards can offer many benefits, such as:

  • Increased visibility and recognition within the region and beyond
  • Networking opportunities with other business leaders and potential customers
  • Enhanced credibility and reputation
  • Media coverage in local and regional outlets
  • A commemorative trophy and bottle of champagne
  • Using the prestigious “Winner of 2024 ITC Award” logo on your branding

Tommy Sharples, on behalf of Hurst Green Plastics, expressed gratitude upon winning an award at last year’s event. He commented:

“We’re truly honoured to receive the Outstanding Export Achievement Award from the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Club.

As a small business, this recognition means the world to us. Our dedicated team navigates the challenges of the export market with both determination and a sense of fun. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the International Trade Club for their valuable and continuous support. Roll on 2024!”

For additional information or assistance with the application process, please contact Marie White at or on 01254 356448.

Join us on the 5 December 2024 for our Gala Lunch where we will celebrate the remarkable businesses that make Lancashire a vibrant and thriving community.
Businesses which enter for an award will receive TWO FREE tickets to the Gala Lunch held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa.

Apply today and take the first step toward becoming an International Trade Club Award winner!

Entries close on the 22nd November.

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Published On: July 8th, 2024
Entries Now Open for Prestigious International Trade Club Awards