Helping you understand importing & exporting for the less experienced international trader, including Incoterms®, Customs & Logistics, and Distributors & Agents.

Are you looking to start an Import/Export business? Or currently import/export goods and want to improve? Let our Import & Export training courses help you get the best out of your business. Our course will help develop your understanding of Incoterms®, Customs/Logistics, Distributors & Agents, and more.

What’s covered?

The Import/Export training courses cover many key topics to help you get your business set-up and ready to enter the world of trading internationally. Here’s the course topics we have available:


  • Exporting – How do I Start?
  • An Introduction to Incoterms®
  • Customs and Logistics for Newcomers to International Trade
  • Working with Distributors and Agents in Export Markets
  • An Introduction to Rules of Origin
  • An Introduction to Letters of Credit and Export Finance



Who is it for?

These workshops are for residents of Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring, and Uttlesford, for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any sector.


Workshops would be more beneficial to new businesses and individuals within the Import/Export sector to enable the future success of their business.

When is it?


This workshop is delivered through weekly emails straight to your inbox, allowing you to watch the content at your own availability.


The workshop content are distributed on Wednesdays via email. Please check your spam/junk for any emails with the domain


Follow-up one-to-one sessions with Jim Fanshawe can be booked via contacting Colbea on 01206 548833, or

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started and develop. Will you be our next success story? If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us on 01206 548833 or email

Jim Fanshawe

Jim Fanshawe

Your Export Department

Jim has over 20 years’ experience in international trade, global supply chains and export business development and operations. A CPD member of the Institute of Export & International Trade Jim has also been Ambassador for Suffolk Branch of The Institute of Directors covering Brexit and International Trade. With management experience of international business throughout Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, North and South America he founded Your Export Department Ltd in 2014 thanks to his passion for seeing UK SMEs succeeding overseas. Jim’s approach is one based on a deep knowledge of international business and operations combined with an approachable manner.


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David Jackson

David Jackson

Your Export Department

With over 20 years’ experience of international trade and export business David has a deep knowledge of what it takes to be successful on the global market. For his clients he brings Board level leadership and decision making experience combined with a proactive international sales approach. David has direct experience of working with or in more than 90 countries, building up sales, marketing and logistics teams along the way. He is now at a point in his career where he is excited to apply this knowledge and commercial acumen to the benefit of client SMEs who are seeking guidance and input from a respected professional.

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Stuart Gregory

Stuart Gregory

Wallis Shipping, UK

Your Export Department have worked with Wallis Shipping Services for many years and often collaborate on training clients as well as service provision. Stuart Gregory is the MD and founder of Wallis Shipping Services Ltd and has over 35 years’ experience in the logistics industry. He regularly assists UK companies on how to export and import. He is also a Director of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and a local shipping contact for the Bank of England.

Since the beginning, he has believed in offering honest, reliable and exceptional service. Founded in 1987 his company Wallis quickly built a reputation for integrity and excellence within the shipping and logistics industry and is now known as one of the top UK freight forwarders. Under his guidance Wallis have always believed in nurturing young talent, and numerous of the team have remained for many years, which has bought experience and continuity for Wallis’ clients, a great many of whom are still clients after 30 years.

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