Events > Shop Window to the World: Export Champions Tour 2019

Shop Window to the World: 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.

Shop Window to the World

Join our expert, Barry Tong from Stephensons Online Ltd, a business who know how to sell online - and the formation of the company is a story in itself.

Concluding with lunch, Barry will discuss maximising online sales platforms and different distribution models, as well as details of his own plans pending a possible EU exit.

Barry Tong

Starting in 2017 by selling personal belongings online and reinvesting the profits to buy products from wholesalers, Northamptonshire based Stephensons Online LTD has been exporting ever since. It now employs 17 people with its key markets including Europe, America, Canada, and Australia.

A worldwide seller of beauty brands, they work exclusively with their brands across the globe selling on third-party marketplaces. They now own their own brands, developing and selling them across the globe to retailers and distributors. They also distribute other brands across the globe from their warehouses to the end consumer, retailers and distributors fulfilling brand orders both from websites and the brand customers.

Barry’s advice to potential exporters is that “there are no limits! Do not be put off. Exporting is easier than you think.”

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: Stephensons Online Ltd
Rothersthorpe Crescent,

Date: 9 October 2019
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Admission: Free


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