North Yorkshire ingredients manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy has employed overseas trade specialist Chamber International to offset any export challenges following Brexit.

The ingredients manufacturer, which supplies to bakeries across the European Union (EU), has hired Chamber International’s expertise to improve its exporting efficiency and enhance its marketing within the EU.

The business, part of a Texas-based family company, admitted that it was working harder to combat challenges posed by the weakening of the pound as it exports more than 75% of its cakes, biscuits and desserts to the EU.

Graham Kingston, European and Asia-Pacific managing director for Pecan Deluxe, said the company was determined to ensure that it traded successfully across the EU.

“We want to adapt as smoothly as possible to any changes and challenges in trading circumstances which arise from the UK’s impending departure from the EU,” Kingston said. “We have engaged Chamber International to help ensure we are on our front foot and fully prepared in two years’ time.

“We intend to use Chamber International’s whole range of services, with an initial focus on improving our marketing within EU countries and export training, including enabling us to handle in-house any new export documentation required post-Brexit.”

Chamber International helps hundreds of new and experienced exporters with a wide range of specialist services to make exporting easier and more cost-effective each year.

“Brexit will affect different companies in a variety of ways, depending on their sector, products or services,” said Tim Bailey, director of Chamber International. “However, those who start to plan now, like Pecan Deluxe Candy, will inevitably be best placed to succeed when our exit takes effect.”

In February 2017, Pecan Deluxe announced that it would spend £3m on a European expansion programme.