CommonwealthFirst is delighted to announce our fourth cohort of Commonwealth Export Champions. Covering a wide range of business sectors our latest group of Export Champions represent the most diverse geography to date with companies from all corners of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man.
Lord Marland, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council said “we have had fantastic applications from across the UK demonstrating the increasing interest from British businesses in accessing the established and fast growing Commonwealth markets. We look forward to working with these exciting companies – together they showcase the best of what the UK has to offer of the world.”
The fourth cohort includes market leaders in 3D printing, environmental solutions for air pollution, energy storage, sustainable water desalination, sustainable fishing and plastics pollution, leading luxury brands and the only commercial tea producer in the UK.
The businesses that have been selected are:
Along with our previous three cohorts our new Export Champions will benefit from high-level networking events and introductions, as well as access to training, mentoring and tailored trade missions – with the Commonwealth Games in Australia and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London taking place in London.
CWEIC and Royal Mail also announced that they will be working on an exciting new initiative to select an additional cohort focused on the ecommerce sector in the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April.
To find out more about the CommonwealthFirst programme visit: www.commonwealthfirst.org
Notes to Editor
CommonwealthFirst is an initiative by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, the business arm of the Commonwealth, to encourage SMEs to trade and invest pilot in Commonwealth markets. The three-year programme 2016-18 was announced at the Commonwealth Business Forum, Malta 2015 and will see 100 outstanding UK SMEs selected to become Commonwealth Export Champions. Royal Mail is the lead sponsor.
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council facilitates trade and investment across the Commonwealth and supports private sector companies and governments to promote economic activity. We work with member companies to expand their businesses and to help with new investments in any Commonwealth country.
For more information please contact:
Director of Programmes
Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
+44 (0) 207 747 6336