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Midlands International
Trade Peer Network

East Midlands

12 July 2023

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Facilitated by Andrea Collins, Managing Director of the Global Trade Department, this international trade peer network event will draw inspiration from feedback received at our spring launch series.

The session will provide the opportunity to further discuss issues and topics raised, including:

  • Export readiness

  • Documentation and customs declarations

  • Cross border movement of goods

The aim of the network is to support business owners and managers from across the Midlands to expand your export knowledge, network with peers to discuss common challenges and gain new ideas to drive international growth.



08:30   Arrival and Networking with Breakfast Rolls and Refreshments
09:00   Introduction
09:10   East Midlands Chamber – Documentation Support
09:20   Roundtable Discussion facilitated by Andrea Collins
11:00   Market Research Demonstration
11:15   Next Steps
11:30   Close


Meet the Facilitator



Andrea Collins, Global Trade Department

Andrea is an international trade specialist with 25+ years’ experience in the industry. A linguist fluent in French and Spanish, Andrea specializes in importing, exporting, EU trade post Brexit, business resilience, and business growth.


A passionate ambassador of UK micro businesses and SMEs, she launched Global Trade Department (previously known as The Export Department) to assist these companies expand their horizons internationally, raise the profile of UK goods and services abroad, and add vital resilience to supply chains through global sourcing.

As well as supporting private clients with their international trade endeavours, Andrea delivers 1:1 support and 1:Many support for a number of Growth Hubs nationwide and is responsible for the design and delivery of a range of EU transition, international expansion, and business resilience support programmes operational across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the South East Midlands.


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  Midlands International Trade
Peer Network Summer Programme
  East Midlands  
  Date: 12 July 2023  
  Time: 08.30-11.30  
  Location: East Midlands Chamber | Commerce House | Millennium Way | Dunston Road | Chesterfield | S41 8ND  

Contact DBT Midlands

  If you have any queries relating to international trade why not contact us. With staff in offices across the globe, we can help you find the answers.  
  email: ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk  
  call: 0300 303 8955  
  visit: great.gov.uk  
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Don’t miss this opportunity to share experiences, best practice, overcome issues and gain ideas.

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment, use the link below to book your space today.




Anything missing? If there is a particular challenge or issue you would like us to address, please let us know when you register.

For any other export related enquiries contact the Department for Business and Trade in the Midlands at ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk or call our export support service on 0300 303 8955.

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Organised by:

The Department for International Trade

Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is the Government Department that helps UK based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe’s best place in which to succeed in global business.