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International Trade

International Trade

Our in-house advisors have a wealth of import/export knowledge to help you with any aspect of your trading process. If your business is new to exporting, our advisors will complete an Export Readiness Diagnostic to ensure that your business has everything in place to ensure that you can trade overseas ethically and effectively. They will also help to create an export strategy by looking at routes to market and providing inside local knowledge of target countries to enable your business to flourish in a global market whilst mitigating risk. Our advisors are well connected and have access to Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates across the world.

They will be your local advisor to ensure your business communicates considerately and effectively with countries around the world. They can also support with government funding as and when this becomes available.


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"I’ve found Staffordshire Chambers to be quick, courteous and very helpful. They’ve helped F.Ball to understand and then guide us through all the new post Brexit customs regulations. We were concerned this could be a real headache for F.Ball but it’s proved to be a lot quicker and simpler than we anticipated and that’s thanks to Staffordshire Chambers."

F. Ball and Co. Ltd

The Team

Rob Lawley

Director of International Trade

Rob is responsible for the International Trade Department at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce which comprises eight members of staff. The team delivers the full range of DIT Services/ programmes and is also an issuing body for export documentation. In 2019 the team processed export documentation for companies with a combined invoice value of nearly £250m.

Wendy Hall

Head of International Trade

Wendy has been advising and supporting businesses in international trade for just over 20 years when she joined Staffordshire Chambers in 1998 and subsequently for the Department for International Trade.

She has worked with businesses in all sizes and sectors with a specific interest in advanced technical ceramics. Wendy has extensive knowledge in HMRC customs procedures and compliance, incoterms, export documentation, shipping, letters of credit and importing.