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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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YouTeachMe is an education platform helping to deliver an outstanding education for every child, their parents and the staff who teach them.

Their platform enables teachers to send teaching videos to learners before, during and after lessons. These help each child to catch up, keep up or stay ahead. Parents are able to support their child’s learning because the videos show them exactly what and how their child is being taught.

Importantly, YouTeachMe offers the highest-quality professional development for teachers. Watching, learning from and using videos made in other schools ensures that best practices are naturally shared between teachers.

The excellence principles underpinning YouTeachMe are fully transferable and can be tailored to any industry. Target markets include national and regional education systems and large companies where communication challenges exist due to high numbers of employees and/or multiple locations.

The business has already established a wide reach across the UK in both the education and business sector. Both platforms are now ready to scale up with more effective routes to market at both a national and international level.

It has a number of competitive advantages, not least that whilst each platform operates entirely independently, they can be also be used to add value to each other, making the product offering extremely difficult for competitors to replicate.

With YouTeachMe’s platforms now ready to take to the international level, CommonwealthFirst will seek to put the company in contact with decision makers that can help the platforms access much wider global audiences.