Going Global – Panel Discussion & Exhibition

Join us at this exciting event where we’ll be inspiring businesses to start/grow their exports, featuring a panel discussion, clinics and a mini exhibition.

We’ll also be showcasing the Chamber’s international trade capabilities and provide a platform for members who provide services in this space.

Interested in exhibiting throughout the event? Book your spot here.


8.00am – Arrival

8.30-9.30am – Panel and Q&A

9.30-10.30am – Mini Exhibition and Clinics


Panel host: Stuart Searle – First Mailing

Stuart Gibbons – Le Mark Group

Stuart Gibbons OBE has led a diverse and expansive career path since forming Le Mark Group Ltd in 1983. Le Mark is an SME operating primarily as a consumable product manufacturer and provider within the global arts and entertainment industry. As the company’s Managing Director, Stuart has been instrumental in the development of several award-winning self-adhesive and problem-solving products, including BlackTak® – a high heat-resisting black aluminium tape used in the theatre and motion picture sectors.

The company has expanded into four diverse but interconnected business units operating from its 5-acre manufacturing and warehousing facilities in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. International trade and the need for more SMEs to become exporters have long been a passion of Stuart’s. He remains a committed Export Champion for the Department for Business and Trade’s Southern region.

Stuart was honoured with an OBE in the 2021 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for Services to International Trade. He is the founder of the Huntingdonshire Manufacturing Association, which he chaired for seven years.

Stuart became the inaugural chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Business Advisory Panel (B.A.P.), a ‘coal face ’-focused steering group advising the GCGP Business Board. He continues to be the chairman of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, supporting and encouraging students and companies to engage with and explore the role of modern apprenticeships.

Al Kingsley – Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Chair & CEO of Ed Tech – Local Export Champion

Karolina Wlodarczyk – Le Mark Group

Hollie Jackson – Domino Printing

Dr Ilona Karpanos – Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

How to book

Book an exhibition stand here.

Free to attend, limited spaces available, register your place to attend here.


Urban & Civic - Alconbury Weald The Club, The Boulevard Huntingdon PE28 4XA

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Urban & Civic - Alconbury Weald