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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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Air Covers

Air Covers is a designer and manufacturer of specialised environmental protective covers for aerospace and marine equipment. The company is the leading supplier to the helicopter industry, supporting national defence agencies (including the UK Ministry of Defence), original equipment manufacturers (Airbus Helicopters, Bell Textron and AgustaWestland/Leonardo) and civil helicopter companies worldwide.

Owning a fleet of laser scanners, since 2009 Air Covers has also been at the forefront of laser scanning and 3D modelling in the aviation industry.

Air Covers exports more than 60% of its production with primary markets in the Middle East and Europe. CommonwealthFirst looks forward to working with Air Covers in introducing the company to our extensive support network and developing export strategy in Africa, Canada and Australia.