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CommonwealthFirst is CWEIC's flagship initiative to help SME’s trade and invest across the Commonwealth.

Over three years, 100 leading UK SMEs have been selected to become CommonwealthFirst Export Champions. Export Champions are 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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Advetec are manufacturers of unique technologies that digests organic waste rapidly, reducing operating costs and providing opportunities for residual waste to be used for energy production.

The business was established by CEO, Craig Shaw, in 2002 after he became increasingly aware of pollution and its effects on the oceans and environment in his former role as one of the world’s leading underwater explorers.

Craig developed products and equipment that would increase the breakdown of waste liquids and solids by naturally occurring microorganisms. He plans to grow his Bath-based waste-management company by focusing on export.

Advetec’s plan is simple, customers already spend money each month on waste disposal, and these costs continue to rise every year. Advetec technology can reduce that cost and environmental impact. Advetec provides a managed service offering on the basis of reducing the clients operating costs up to 20% per annum.

Advetec’s model is based on providing at no cost the equipment to the client but agreeing a fixed fee conversation/ reduction on site using its equipment. Given that the output from the RapTOR machine has a calorific value / recyclable value or depending on input waste NPK Value, either the client or Advetec can dispose of the output as an additional financial benefit.

As an innovative and unique company making equipment that significantly changes the way we can dispose of waste, Advetec has the potential to have a huge impact in markets across the Commonwealth.