Northern Ireland export training contract for Chamber International

26 February 2014

A major contract to deliver specialist export training in Northern Ireland has been won by a Yorkshire overseas trade specialist.

Chamber International, Bradford, has won a contract from the Northern Ireland regional development agency, Invest NI, part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment responsible for growing the Northern Ireland economy.

The contract, to run an initial eight sessions of two courses covering the essentials of exporting in Belfast, starts next month (March) when trainers from Chamber International will visit Belfast to deliver the training in open workshops to local businesses. Each session will cater for up to 30 people and, if demand grows as expected, more courses will be held throughout Northern Ireland.

Chamber International director, Tim Bailey, says: “We train staff at all levels in large and small companies across the country and it is good news that our expertise, competitive prices and ability to respond to tight lead times has enabled us to win this contract in Northern Ireland which we hope will lead to more work there.”

Before the downturn more than 400 delegates a year undertook Chamber International training on a wide range of international trade related subjects and it expects to achieve this figure again in the next two years. The company has previously fulfilled one-off training contracts in France and Holland.