Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General for the Institute of Export

Lesley Batchelor OBE is a champion of UK exporters, with a powerful track record in enhancing the export performance of hundreds of businesses. From a blue-chip background, she now works as director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), an education foundation providing qualifications and support for business for over 80 years. Lesley is active on the APPG Advisory Panels on Trade & Investment and Manufacturing, she has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committees on Government support for SMEs. Lesley is often sought out for comment on Brexit and international trade issues writing thought leadership pieces for many journals. Yusen Logistics has been a member of the IOE since 2016.

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International trade: a guide to success

Posted by Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General for the Institute of Export on 20-Sep-2018 13:38:17
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Trump and Brexit have brought international trade to the fore in recent years. Yet, while the tenets of free trade and the rise of globalisation may appear under threat, there remains plenty to be excited and encouraged by in world trade. 

At the Institute we’ve often spoken of the need to protect and enhance a rules-based order of trade between nations and international businesses – one that encourages fairness and clarity for exporters. We also believe that more can be done on an international level to encourage businesses of all sizes and from all places to enter international trade.

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