The latest group of local exporters to successfully achieve official international trade qualifications have been presented with their awards at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The students recently gained the International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPS) qualification; all passing with Distinctions.
ITOPS is a recognised qualification, covering the main elements of export administration, including documentation, Customs and Excise and other legal requirements, payments and dispatch and shipping and is Accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) with all delegates receiving the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.
The course was delivered by the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC), by expert trainer Steve Townsley of Fidelitas Training Sponsored by 512 (Sheffield)
The Awards were present by Brenda Jordan Operations Director Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to the successful students Martin Croft-Minteq UK Ltd, James Taylor Unwin-Better You Ltd,
Abby Comer-Gripple Ltd, Helen Furness-Sims FE Moltram Ltd, Ellie McKinley-Swann Morton.
Abby Comer of Gripple, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of stainless steel and galvanised wire ropes and cables, was recognised as the course’s stand-out graduate for her results, application and attitude
Karen Mosley, Head of Business Development and course sponsor 512 (Sheffield), said: ‘Congratulations to the latest candidates upon achieving the ITOPS qualification. ‘It has equipped them all with the skills and knowledge they need to improve their current international trade procedures, which is vital to making sure that businesses are running as efficient as possible.’