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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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Playdale are a leading manufacturer of children’s outdoor play equipment, currently operating in 35 countries. The company has an extensive range of over 450 products manufactured from high quality laminated timber and stainless steel. They are an enterprising, family owned business that has been providing safe and exciting playground equipment for almost 40 years in over 20,000 play areas.

Playdale are continually designing new, innovative products with the capability to compete on the global stage. Carefully factored into each design is the sales appeal of the product as well as the practicality of shipping it and the ease of installation by foreign teams. Playdale can now provide products certified to the U.S. as well as European Standard, in theory eliminating any restriction on where they can trade.

CommonwealthFirst looks forward to harnessing this new potential, supporting Playdale with valuable insights and obtaining international support on trade missions to key Commonwealth target markets.