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International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting

Event Date: 13 November 2008


Best advice to companies on how to proactively respond to the dramatic changes caused by the credit crunch, with positive actions that can be taken now to seize the opportunities and reduce the worst affects of this international situation. 

Representatives from the Banking, Accountancy, Business Services and Manufacturing sectors were invited to speak.
Jim Akrill of PM&M Business Solutions kick-started the meeting addressing the difficult times ahead, explaining there is competitively priced credit available if you tick the right boxes, but emphasized and demonstrated how to maximise cashflow from your business first. 
The second presentation was by Ed Murphy - East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce who gave an overview of the impact of the current sitaution for companies engaged in international trade, plus ten positive actions that can be taken to maximise export orders and company cash flow. Market information on four good potential export markets was included in delegate packs.

The next presentation given by Martin Toomey provided guidance on how companies can make thier supply chains lean and agile both internally and externally, showing the benefits of good supply chain management.

The last presentation was by Val Pilkington of PMT Industries who view the international credit crunch as a further challenge to the business and took the opportunity to outline their strategy for survival.

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