Past Events

International Trade Club and Awards Celebration 2019

Event Date: 05 December 2019

International Trade Club (ITC) Gala Luncheon and awards 2019

The 2019 annual Gala Luncheon and Awards, sponsored by Baldwins Group and Forbes Solicitors, concluded on Thursday 5th December at the Mecure Dunkenhalgh Hotel hosted by the International Trade Club at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Mandy Lockett, International Business Director, kicked started the day by giving an overview of 2019 with the challenge’s businesses have had to endure over the year, with Brexit looming and the different strategies like-minded Lancashire businesses have had to take on to prepare for the future.

The Greatest Showman came to town to entertain over 80 members of the International Trade Club, bringing the joys of the circus including juggling, a fantastic musical quiz and an ‘eggsellent’ technical challenge where perfectly engineered structures were created.

Take a look at the photos from the day and find your creation.

The prestigious awards showcased the achievements of International Business throughout the year in one or more of our three categories:

  • Newcomer to International Trade
  • Outstanding Importer Achievement
  • Outstanding Exporter Achievement

With many applicants to choose from, our judges had a tough time choosing who should be awarded.

Each winner was presented with an engraved glass trophy and a bottle of champagne from Les Nutter, Baldwins Group, who congratulated all the winners and wished all our companies the best for 2020, adding what a massive impact the Chamber has on our members and manufacturing community and congratulated East Lancs Chamber in achieving second place in the UK Chamber of the year award adding this is a massive accolade for East Lancashire.

The celebration was not over yet, our grand raffle prizes were gifted to the members, including generous donations from various different businesses involved with the International Trade Club.

Mandy Lockett, International Business Director said “2019 has proven to be a difficult year, with the challenges of trading internationally and the uncertainties of what to expect over the next couple of months.

We would like to thank all of our members; past, future and current, and we look forward to 2020”.

If you would like to learn more about the annual Gala Luncheon and Awards or how to get involved in future International Trade Club events, please contact Abigail Finlayson at or call 01254 356 447.

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