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Walk the Export Walk: Export Champions Tour 2019


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The Midlands Engine Export Champions Tour 2019 is taking place in locations across the region during 2019. Covering a wide range of topics, you are sure to find an event to suit your business needs.

Our Midlands Engine Export Champions have committed to share their wealth of experience and knowledge to advise others, and in in this series of free events you are invited to learn the secrets to their success.

Walk the Export Walk

Join our expert, Jane Shepherd MBE from Shepherd PR, for a unique networking walk in the Staffordshire countryside, with refreshments provided.

Jane will share her experiences of selling services, with a particular focus on the role played by languages and culture.

Jane Shepherd MBE

Founded by Jane in 1999, Shepherd PR is a public relations consultancy based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, which provides media relations, video production services and social media content. Over the years, the company has attracted and retained a wide range of clients, and having started with sole trader status, Jane now leads a team of eight employees.

In 2015, the company started to move into the export of its services, with a specific focus on raising the profile of businesses and organisations in Austria to UK audiences. Within 12 months, they have accomplished their target of achieving five per cent of turnover from trade.

In 2019, Jane was awarded an MBE for services to international trade and the community of Staffordshire.

About the Export Champions

Our Export Champions represent a range of sectors and all will be working with the Department for International Trade to complement our services, generously giving their time to motivate and assist other businesses on their export journeys. They are leading by example as they continue to win new international business and reach out to new markets themselves. For details on other events taking place during 2019, please see here.

Register your interest:

Register your interest in attending this free event today. We expect interest to be high, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment. Please note that your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us.

For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade East Midlands at events@tradeEM.co.uk or call 0345 052 4001.


Please note: these events are not open to all. The Export Champions are keen to share their expertise with other business leaders, but do not want intermediaries, competitors or potential suppliers taking up spaces. As such, attendee lists will be shared and approved by each Export Champion in advance.

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Event details:

Venue Address: Calton Village Hall
ST10 3LQ

Date: 11 September 2019
Time: 17:45 - 19:15
Admission: Free


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