Lesley Batchelor OBE

Institute of Export & International Trade

Lesley Batchelor is a champion of UK exporters, with a powerful track record in enhancing the performance of hundreds of businesses.

Working as director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), an education foundation providing qualifications and support for business for over 8 years. Active on the APPG Advisory Panel on Trade & Investment, the APP Manufacturing Group and has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Government support for SMEs. Lesley is often a leading light in thought leadership issues connected with international trade and has forged influential partnerships with many national and international associations.

Lesley is a graduate of the Institute of Export qualifications and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has invaluable expertise in intellectual property, global licensing and marketing. Awarded in the OBE in the 2014 Birthday Honours List and recently judged to be the CBI Real Business First Woman in Business Services and CEO of the Year from the Congress of Trade Associations for 2015.

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Drastic rise from 90m cargoes a year to 300m on leaving EU

Is your business ready for this huge hike in paperwork and responsibility? Understanding your part in the supply chain and how the your errors can have a chain reaction on your clients and their clients. With this extra volume of transactions and a 94% success rate according to HMRC what does that 4% represent in terms of value or detriment to your business? Lesley will work her way through some of the major issues including the need to be engaged with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.