First Company to become an International Trade Member

A think tank of East Midlands businesses formed to help accelerate profitable growth from overseas trade.

Acting in an advisory role on the Chambers' Brexit Committee Working Group

East Midlands Chamber, (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) have launched a new International Trade Membership and Spatial Global were approached to become its inaugural member and be an adviser on their Brexit Committee Working Group.

Spatial Global are a long standing member of the Chamber, and a highly respected facilitator of international trade with a business which incorporates global mail distribution, freight forwarding and ecommerce fulfillment. They are a great asset to the new level of International Trade Membership, and their in-depth professional global delivery experience will help any business wishing to optimise their international opportunities.

David Pearson

Director of Partnerships and Membership Services
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)


Why The East Midlands and Why now'

The East Midlands is one of Europe’s leading international business locations and has been at the heart of the UK’s manufacturing and industrial success for decades. With a high proportion of companies trading globally across all sizes and business sectors, the region has an impressive proven track record of attracting inward investment. The next decade will present the unique combination of the greatest challenges and tremendous opportunities international business can offer.

 As a Chamber member for over 35 years, Spatial Global have had a close relationship with the team there. The new International Trade Membership is a fantastic vehicle for us to build on this and provide East Midlands businesses the support, knowledge and services to enable their international business growth opportunities.


Rachel Morley

Spatial Global General Manager (Freight)
Director of The British International Freight Association


International Trade Membership

The Chambers new International Trade Membership will ensure the regions businesses are kept informed and well positioned to take full advantage of current and emerging opportunities.


Investment connecting the Midlands, and the wider UK, into the global economy

East Midlands Airport – the UK’s largest pure cargo airport – is close to the very centre of England and its proximity to the M1 provides easy road access to the whole of the UK. The addition of East Midlands Gateway Rail Freight Interchange and a partnership with Highways England and other highways authorities means there will also be £35m of road improvements associated with East Midlands Gateway, including better connections at Junction 24 and Junction 24A of the M1.


The East Midlands is located in the UK’s fast emerging major European gateway

The Midlands’ economy is worth £217.7bn and the Government is positioning the Midlands as a major UK and European gateway strategically unlocking the region’s potential which will support growth across every sector. The investment is clear to anyone who travels the M1 where Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire meet. This investment, the changes in European trade and the Government’s focus to grow international business in the region means your business is uniquely positioned in one of the most strategic locations in the UK for growth in international trade.

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