Lesley Batchelor OBE

Queen’s Honours OBE for Institute of Export director general Lesley Batchelor

Lesley Batchelor, director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), has been appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours, for services to Business.
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Queen’s Award powers procurement and export specialist to new heights

In the countdown to the IOE’s third Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade Gala dinner on September 24, it’s tremendous to hear about the powerful success stories of the winning companies. One such example is procurement and export specialist Gapuma which operates out of offices across four continents and secured the esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013 for its outstanding achievement in International Trade. Employing 100 staff worldwide, Gapuma sources and...

Institute of Export training to boost maritime industry skills

The Institute of Export’s (IOE) internationally accredited courses are to be to be taught at the Port Academy Liverpool, as part of a drive to increase careers in the maritime industry. The IOE’s International Trade and Logistics Operations and the Young International Trader will both be on the curriculum at the new academy, which will specialise in port operations and maritime logistics training when it opens in September. Based within Bootle’s Hugh Baird College, the joint...

Exporting is leap of faith for mid-market companies

By Ian Taylor MIEx, chair of the Institute of Export It was encouraging to hear at a recent roundtable discussion that mid-market companies are hugely optimistic for future growth after surviving one of the worst recessions in history. I was privileged to be part of the event organised by GE Capital and Reform to discuss the contribution of the mid-market businesses to the economy; the reasons behind their success and the barriers to their growth. Attendees at the discussion...


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