IOE and IT International Trade Awards shortlist announced

Fri 27 Oct 2023
Posted by: Richard Cree
IOE News

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The shortlists for the first set of International Trade Awards have been announced today (27 October).

Organised by the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), sponsored by customs and borders experts Eori (UK), and judged by an independent group of judges from all sectors of the industry, the awards are a unique opportunity to celebrate the work and achievements of industry pioneers and leaders.

Commenting on the announcement of the shortlist, Marco Forgione, director general of IOE&IT, said:

“We were impressed by the standard of entries for this first set of International Trade Awards. Congratulations to all those who made it onto a shortlist and good luck to all of them.

“Everyone involved in international trade has been through a period of considerable uncertainty and turbulence in recent years, which makes it more important than ever to recognise the excellent work of the many people working hard to innovate and inspire across the global trade community.

“We’re delighted to bring people together in this way to highlight and celebrate these achievements.”

The winners will be announced at the Import Export Show on 15 November. Tickets for the show are still available here.

The shortlists for the awards are:

Rising trader

Hannah Donnelly, Equilibrium Products

John Omoti, Bank of China

Charles Peter, PG Paper


Young trader

Ben Bradford, Tees Global

Elsie Etienne, Vattenfall

Ugur Kizikoglu, Kev


Micro business of the year

Brand Organic


Genevieve Sweeney


SME of the year

OEE Container Technology


Wrapology International


Sustainable trade

Feritech Global

The Hilditch Group



Trading for good

Akmal Tokiboev

Customs Pioneers

Eurolatin Strategy Consulting


Innovation in trade


Prima Dental Manufacturing



Investment in trade

Gateley Global

RM Boulanger