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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.

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Exporting is leap of faith for mid-market companies

Exporting, Leap of faith

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.

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

Institute of Export, Lesley Batchelor OBE, Henning Wehn, Ian Taylor, Jim Davis, Lord Empey OBE

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 HSBC.

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Yorkshire businesses urged to continue EU membership

Chamber International, Lesley Batchelor OBE

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 Universities.

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IOE calls for exporting to be taken seriously at high profile event

Exporting for Growth Seminar logo web format

The Institute of Export made a strong call for international trade to be embedded into businesses psyche at a high profile event where speakers included Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

IOE Director General Lesley Batchelor OBE presented at the prestigious Exporting for Growth seminar organised by The Spectator and BAE Systems to debate how the UK can boost its position in world commerce.

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

Lesley Batchelor, Institute of Export

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.

An IOE graduate member, Lesley’s career spanned over 15 years with blue-chip giants including Fujitsu Europe, Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals and Coca-Cola Europe before launching her own consultancy, CMC Marketing, in 1992.

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Lack of finance advice and skills hamper SMEs with an eye on export

International Trade Expo

The Institute was invited to join a lively panel discussion with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)at the International Trade Expo at ACC, Liverpool.

Our Director General Lesley Batchelor outlined to an audience of business decision makers how SMEs seeking to grow their businesses through exporting continue to be held back by a lack of skills’ training and information on funding.

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IOE lines up with high profile speakers at International Trade Expo


Leading experts in international trade will join our Director General, Lesley Batchelor, at next week’s International Trade Expo at ACC Liverpool to share the secrets of their success.

It is the first time that the two day event on June 10-11 – which is part of this year’s International Festival of Business – has been held outside of London. It is expected to attract up to 3,000 business decision makers across the UK and worldwide who are keen to find out how they can start exporting – or grow their businesses internationally.

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IOE launches international trade survey at high profile export conference

Mark Runiewicz, Lesley Batchelor, Paul Croucher, Guy Warrington

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor, will announce the findings of this year’s International Trade Survey at the second annual Global Trade Review (GTR) UK Trade and Export Finance Conference.

Together with Mark Runiewicz, Chief Executive Officer of Trade and Export Finance Limited (TAEFL), Lesley will unveil the findings to an audience of 300 comprising of the UK’s corporate, government and financial sectors.

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