Past Events

HMRC Brexit briefing & reducing exposure to overseas risk - 22nd February 2018

Event Date: 22 February 2018

Marvellous turnout to our International Trade Club Event which took place today. Over 60 businesses from different sectors joined at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh for three very informative and educative presentations whilst divulging in a hearty breakfast. 

Photos of the day can be found here

Our guest speakers for the day included:- 

Aaron Dunne, who is an integral part of HMRC’s Customs EU Exit Policy team. With the deadline for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU just over a year away, Aaron updated businesses on the Government’s current vision of how customs procedures will operate as of April 2019.

Jonn Dart is the international debt collection specialist at Safe Collections Ltd. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience Jonn highlighted preventative measures to reduce the risk of bad debt when selling internationally and the collection options available if your export invoices are not paid.

Mick Roach is the Sales Director at REM UK, winners of the 2017 International Trade Awards. Mick shared his experiences and reflects on the top tips he has learnt on his export journey to become a manufacturer, supplier and installer of hairdressing furniture and equipment which is very successful at selling overseas.

The presss release and presentations for each of the speakers can be located below. 

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

International Trade Awards

Congratulations to all the 2017 winners and runners up. Research has proven that entering awards helps firms plan and win new business. So why not start planning for the 2018 awards now. 

Save the Date 

  • 10th May 2018 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 12th July 2018 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 6th September 2018 - International Business Expo, Doing Business in S. E. Asia
  • 4th October 2018 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 6th December 2018 (International Trade Club Awards & Gala Luncheon)

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