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The Chamber retain a team working solely on areas of importance for international businesses. Our award winning department offers businesses support in a range of areas.


International Team

Naz Demir

International Trade Manager

About Jack
Jack joined the Chamber in 2017 as Policy Adviser for International Trade and Brexit. Now working in the International Team, Jack helps members increase their knowledge of global trade and promote the region's global reach. To create a Stronger Global North East, Jack organises the Chamber's training program, links members with key contacts across the world and promotes the North East as the best place to do business.

Jack Simpson

Training and Global Network Adviser

Debra Blair

Customs Declaration and Carnet Lead
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Jessica Brown

Export Documentation Lead
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Rebecca Tweddle

Export Documentation Adviser
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About Leigh
Leigh previously worked at the Chamber for three years, starting out as an apprentice in the International team in 2015, before leaving to expand her knowledge of exporting. Now working as our CDS and Documentation Adviser, Leigh certifies export documentation and works closely with our members to provide advice on exporting goods to specific countries and their unique requirements.

Leigh Cowan

Export Documentation and CDS Adviser
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