Informing, Involving and Innovating International Trade since 1957

Our prestigious breakfast meetings provide vital, informative presentations from guest speakers specifically designed for our importers and exporters to develop their knowledge of key issues and to share their experiences with fellow members.

Guest Speakers

  • Eliza Ward from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a membership organisation with over 90 members from large retailers such as John Lewis and most major UK supermarkets. Eliza will talk about how businesses are using the framework of ETI to respond to the growing pressure for business to demonstrate responsible behaviour including the Modern Slavery Act.
  • John Pickervance is an Associate at Forbes Solicitors, specialising in Commercial Law both on a national and international basis. John regularly advises businesses of all sizes on international trade and with focus on contractual issues such as Agents and Distributors. Different laws and practices need to be considered when trading overseas and John will cover some of the main points to note and pitfalls to be aware of.
  • Despite the looming issues of Brexit, the UK continues to have a thriving business culture and recognises the need for short term business trips in the UK. Jacqueline Woodland an Immigration Consultant with over 18 years’ experience in direct corporate/business immigration will provide vital information on how you can ensure your company is fully compliant – the do’s and don’ts, what documents are required, the length of stay and the cost; and most importantly Business Visa’s.


ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: (Includes 4 Events): From £102 + VAT
Breakfast and presentations will be provided followed by the opportunity to network.

The only network to connect with like-minded exporters and importers. To check availability please contact Marie White on 01254 356448 or email

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