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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.

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Early Bird Ventures

Early Bird Ventures is a fast growing supplier of automotive sump plugs, sump washers and specialist parts for Smart Cars. Despite being less than four years old, in 2016 the business supplied parts to over 60 countries through ecommerce platforms, providing an essential service to customers worldwide who cannot get these supplies locally.

Tailoring their products to each customer, Early Bird offer innovative pack sizes including sump washer assortment packs and maxi packs. Its Smart Car parts are also innovatively developed to make them simple and cost effective for international customers. Parts kits include their sump kit, comprising a sump with sump plug, sump gasket, sump bolts, sump washers and oil filter, all able to fit in small parcel size weighing less than 2kg.

With its product knowledge, lean structure and experience of international trade, and ecommerce, the business is agile and flexible allowing it to respond to market requirements and grow very quickly.

CommonwealthFirst looks forward to supporting Early Bird Ventures through the next stage of its growth into new markets and product lines.