An Apprentice success story from Le Mark Group

Written by Stuart Gibbons OBE, joint Managing Director, Le Mark Group


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It’s a great privilege to advise that Le Mark’s Head of Export, Karolina Wlodarczyk MA, has been uniquely invited to be an ‘Export Champion’ for the UK’s Department of International Trade.

Karolina is a Polish citizen originally from the southern Silesian town of Raciborz .Karolina studied (2004-2009) and graduated from Opole University with a master’s degree in English Language and Cultural Studies. Now a St Ives resident, she is currently undertaking additional business training and education with an ambition to see a future graduation with the new ARU Peterborough.

Since joining Cambridgeshire based Le Mark Group Ltd, her career has grown from strength to strength . Karolina has built a reputation internationally, leading from the front at trade shows around the world. Karolina is now responsible for over 70 international Le Mark distributors, either direct, or linking via her export department team.

(What I didn’t know) Karolina also worked in secret assisting the DIT in the preparation and final submission to St James Palace, relating to the nomination and award of my OBE.

Karolina has worked with me on several DIT initiatives, both regionally, internationally, and more recently in London at the DIT headquarters in Old Admiralty Building .

She is respected by many; I believe her skills were recognised at high level where she was formally invited to take on the position of ‘Export Champion’ for DIT.

She will now represent both her company and the UK, encouraging and developing companies to export and develop their overseas trade skills.

It’s a pleasure to share this story of success, Karolina is a credit to her own drive ,ambition and the Polish education system.

She is a great ambassador for Poland, proving that strong ethics, hard work and professionalism with always be rewarded.