IOE and IT Win Best Trade Finance Education Provider at the TFG International Trade Finance Awards

Tue 12 Feb 2019
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
IOE News

tfg award winner - institute of export

The Institute of Export & International Trade is amongst some of the many organisations recognised and commended for their contribution to the trade sector at the 2019 International Trade Finance Awards.

The Institute of Export & International Trade has been awarded “Best Trade Finance Education Provider” by Trade Finance Global (TFG).

Trade is in the headlines more than ever before, particularly across mainstream media. TFG recognised those who provide quality guidance and education, a well-informed industry perspective and updates on the ever-changing global trade landscape.

Following a year of geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges, the IOE&IT continues to be at the forefront of export promotion and education and we believe that 2019 will be another strong year for the institute.

A great recognition of our partnership with UKEF

Deepesh Patel, Head of Marketing at Trade Finance Global said: “The Institute of Export & International Trade continues to lead the way for international trade finance and enhancing export performance, whilst setting and maintaining professional standards. As a champion of cross-border trade, IOE&IT had a fantastic 2018 with highly attended summits and forums, the introduction of many new courses and strategic partnerships with other leading organisations in trade.

“IOEIT were officially recognised as ‘Small Business Champions’ by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 2018, which we highly commend.” he added.

Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General at Institute of Export & International Trade said: “We are delighted to be recognised with this Trade Finance Education Provider Award from Trade Finance Global. It is a great recognition of the impact of our partnership with UK Export Finance on the Award in Trade Finance qualification – a qualification that is now being taken by all trade finance advisers in UKEF, DIT and the FCO.”

She said: “We hope this is just the start, as we look to partner with more banks and trade finance organisations on our qualifications, ensuring that the export advice they give is thorough and well-rounded”.

The winners for the Trade Finance Global 2019 Excellence Awards were announced this morning, as follows:

Best International Trade & Finance Content Category

Best Trade Finance Education Provider - Institute of Export & International Trade

Best Trade Finance Publisher - TXF

Best Trade Editor (Individual) - Shannon Manders (GTR)

For more information on the Awards and interviews with the winners, please visit: