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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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SACOMA

SACOMA develops, markets and sells innovative healthy and Gluten Free snacks and packaged fresh foods targeting health conscious consumer markets in the UK, EU and other countries across the globe. Its food products are made from 100% sweet potatoes sourced from small holder farmers in Africa and Kenya in particular.

The company has an innovation-led and social impact business model with a food value-chain focus that looks after the welfare of the small-holder farming communities and encourages entrepreneurship within it. SACOMA’s work also emphasises climate change compliance and has strong links with advanced UK food innovation technologies and industry.

SACOMA was the Winner of the World Food Innovation Awards 2017 at the International Food Exhibition in London for the Best Social Responsibility Initiative with its Kenyan sweet potato products. They now have ambitious plans for growth with a number of exciting new products in the pipeline.

We look forward to helping this socially conscious and vibrant company to move its products into Australia and other African markets.