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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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...

Queen’s Awards Gala dinner celebrates growing appetite for international trade

The third Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade Gala dinner this September will celebrate the success of more than 100 British businesses commended for outstanding achievement in international trade. The prestigious event, organised by the Institute of Export (IOE), takes place at London’s historic Clothworkers’ Hall on September 24 and is supported by Amber Road – a leader in global trade management software, which also sponsored last year’s dinner and...

Yorkshire businesses urged to continue EU membership

It is vital that the UK stay within the EU if government targets to raise the level of exports to £1 trillion by 2020 are to be met. This was the message from our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE,who gave a keynote speech at an event entitled ‘We are International’, organised by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) together with international trade specialists Chamber International, UKTI Yorkshire and Humber, Enterprise Europe Yorkshire, MY Export Hub and Yorkshire...


"Studying with the Institute of Export and International Trade has been valuable in increasing my knowledge and understanding of the complexities of international trade...
Kate Willars