5 minutes with...

Elena Enciso, International Trade Manager at the Chamber

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Fri 27th, Apr

Introduce yourself – Who is Elena Enciso; where do you sit in the business, and what does the business do? –

Elena Enciso, International Trade Manager, Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce. I have just returned to the Chamber after a 12 month secondment with the Department for International Trade.

Where do you see Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce  in 5 years time?

I like to think that we will be at the heart of the business community providing a one stop shop for all the local business needs. Providing a clear and first class service to members, enhancing the business environment, and providing useful partnerships that will help to grow businesses of all sizes.   

What advice would you give your teenage self?

To never assume anything, to find the right balance in life, and to be happy.

Where would we find you on your day off?

Since my children have become teenagers and are more independent I have discovered time for myself again! My amazing day off would start nice and early - cycling off road for a couple of hours with my husband , a catch-up and coffee with friends or family, visiting a local attraction, festival or museum; and finally cooking - without pressure - a lovely evening meal  to enjoy with my family, with a glass of Rioja (Ramon Bilbao if possible!).

What is the best advice you have been given in your career?

Plan ahead, and don’t run before you can walk. Work hard, when you do this good things will follow.

Who is your role model in business?

J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling children's book series "Harry Potter - she knows how to deal with adversity.

Why choose Liverpool City Region?

Liverpool is a great city with excellent transport connectivity, growth sectors and economic opportunities in many areas, tourist appeal and welcoming population. Why look somewhere else?

What would you like to see improve or develop in your sector?

As the Brexit transition period was announced; I would welcome clarity from the Government on international trade procedures. We want to provide our members with the knowledge to prepare for different Brexit outcomes, and build up a solution platform to mitigate risks and costs for business. We want to stop having to anticipate what may happen and start planning ahead.

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