11 May – Business Leaders Lunch
Coffin Mew are pleased to be sponsoring the Business Leaders Lunch, hosted by Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday 11 May from 12.00-14.30.
Lesley Batchelor’s career has taken her on a journey from student to Director General of the Institute of Export. Over lunch, she’ll talk about how she’s risen up the ranks at the IOE, and the interesting triumphs and pitfalls she’s found as she re-established an old brand to make it relevant to 21st century business. If you’re a business owner, director or manager, especially if you’re interested in international trade, this lunch is designed for you.
The IOE is an educational foundation providing qualifications and support for businesses trading abroad. As its Director General, Lesley is a champion of UK exporters, with a powerful track record in enhancing the performance of hundreds of businesses. Lesley is often a leading light in thought leadership issues connected with international trade and has forged influential partnerships with many national and international associations. She is an advisor to government on trade and small business issues, and has invaluable expertise in intellectual property, global licensing and marketing. She was awarded the OBE in 2014 and was recently judged to be the CBI Real Business First Woman in Business Services CEO of the Year from the Congress of Trade Associations for 2015.