CommonwealthFirst is a major new initiative to help SME’s trade and invest across the Commonwealth. Over three years, 100 leading UK SMEs will be selected to become Commonwealth Export Champions. Export Champions will be provided with unique access and support in their quest to win new business in the fast growing Commonwealth markets. Their success will be showcased as an encouragement to the wider UK business community.
A free association of 52 diverse English-speaking countries with similar legal systems, business practices and values, the Commonwealth provides the perfect launching pad to grow your business internationally.
As an Export Champion you will be a part of an intensive world-class 3-year programme with international support, which include:
Export Champions are selected on their potential for innovation, level of impact and ambition. Whether early stage or long established, CommonwealthFirst Export Champions will be ready to excel in Commonwealth markets.
• Do you want access to 1/3 of the world’s population?
• Is your business growing fast with high export potential?
• Do you have ambitious plans to grow internationally?
• Do you have what it takes to become a Commonwealth Export Champion?
Applications to become an Export Champion for the CommonwealthFirst programme open Wednesday 4th October 2017 and close Monday 4th December 2017. All submissions will be considered for our fourth and final cohort to be announced in January 2018.