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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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Glazesafe Ltd is revolutionising the Health and Safety market with its simple and innovative products.  Designed for contractors working at height, the ‘game changing’ Sashmate and Stronghold product ranges are designed to reduce injuries and prevent death.

They have already saved contractors hundreds of thousands of pounds by negating the need for scaffolding, giving their business significant competitive advantage and putting Project Managers are back in control of delivery. Testimonials are outstanding. These are health and safety products which actually make money.

  1. The Sashmate Window Repair Tools. Patented. Trade Marked. Industry recommended.
  2. The Stronghold Mobile Anchor Point and Barrier System. Patented, Trade Marked. Tested and conforms to the main world standards. Launched in 2014 with ongoing R & D to refine and develop further products to the range.

The Sashmate Range of tools are illustrated in the Code of Practice for Work at Height and have helped Councils and companies large and small keep their fitters safe, maximise their profits, reduce job completion times and reduce scaffold costs. The product has sold as far as Australia.


 The Stronghold has already been used on sites including MACE, Mears, Mitie, Kier, ISG, Wates, Osbournes and the Lloyds Building.  Feedback has been unanimously outstanding for all the benefits of Stronghold, particularly H&S. Huge cost savings for scaffolding affords significant competitive advantage in the bid process.

Stronghold Bridge can be used for any work at height, in hotels, Airports and the Underground with applications in the MoD, Fire and Rescue – USAR and the Police.  It negates the need for scaffold for the lifecycle of a lift:  installation, service, modernisation and decommissioning.

Industry expert David Cooper has stated that ‘this innovation will completely revolutionise the lift industry worldwide’.