Our Sponsors

The Forum’s sponsors play a key role in its success and have not only promoted and supported its activities throughout the years, but have encouraged their own clients to benefit from the experience available from other members. Our thanks therefore go to BHP and Irwin Mitchell, whose unswerving support is essential to the ongoing success of the Forum.


BHP Chartered Accountants joined forces with International Trade Forum in 2011.

BHP is dedicated to helping local businesses when trading overseas through its specialist knowledge and international connections. BHP is a member of Kreston International, a global network of independent accounting firms, covering over 100 countries and providing access to over 20,000 staff worldwide.

Lisa Leighton, Partner at BHP said “Following the Government’s recent announcement that it will increase support to medium-sized businesses trying to export, many are recognising the benefits of selling overseas, and with the right support they can target new customers from around the globe.”

William Beckett, Chair of ITF, sai... Read more.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin MitchellIrwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, we offer a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.

Today, Irwin Mitchell is the 20th largest law firm in the UK and amongst the top 50 in Europe, operating out of 10 UK offices.

We currently employ over 2,300 members of staff, including over 1,000 legally trained personnel and have helped over 1 million clients in our 100 year history.

The Business Legal Services division is also the fastest-growing area of the firm, with an increasing number of global, national and regional companies choo... Read more.