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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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Versapak produce reusable and tamper evident bags that help organisations around the world store and transport documents and sensitive items. The company’s factory can make any bag to suit a customer’s exact requirements without imposing large minimum order quantities or lengthy lead times. Versapak holds a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of the high standard and quality of provisions supplied to the Royal Households. Versapak bags are used by many of the world’s leading companies, are reusable over 2,000 times and come with a five year guarantee.

Operating through three main brands, Versapak’s products are distributed worldwide.

Versapak international sells the group’s reusable pouches and bags, ballot boxes, temperature controlled medical transport bags and cash bags. All bags are fitted with a special locking mechanism which when secured, protects the contents of the bag against tampering.

Versapak Manufacturing can manufacture a large range of bags, including promotional bags, lifestyle bags, medical bags, custom bags, covers and security bags.

Versapak Doping Control provides security containers for the secure transport of urine and blood samples for sports anti-doping tests.

Now looking to move into a range of Commonwealth countries around the world, CommonwealthFirst will support Versapak in finding the right customers and partners in these new markets.