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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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KM&T is a global consulting firm providing business and operational performance improvement to a wide portfolio of clients around the world, specialising in helping organisations to reduce waste and increase efficiency in their organisations. Priding themselves on exceeding client expectations no matter how large or small, private or government owned, KM&T work across a number of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare.

Bespoke solutions are designed to ensure engagement of management and staff at all levels leading to a sustainable return on investment. KM&T’s aim is to work with clients to break down barriers and enable the belief that everyone can make a difference whether on the shop floor or in the boardroom. The KM&T team support and encourage organisations to learn and implement the tools and techniques that can transform their performance.

KM&T recognise that the right business improvement solution must be designed and deployed in a way that meets client’s expectations at a pace which is sustainable. A clear vision and strategy provide the firm foundations for change, enabled through a change management framework that embraces the organisation, its value and culture.

KM&T has developed extensive experience of working with major blue chip organisations such as Rolls Royce (aero engines), the NHS and health providers in Canada and Australia, JLR, Princess Yachts, Audi, Aston Martin and Australian Paper.

The company has always had a strong Commonwealth footprint with offices in Canada and Australia. CommonwealthFirst will work with the company to help open up further access to promising markets in India, Singapore and the Caribbean.