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Commonwealth Day 2019

As the Commonwealth celebrates its 70th anniversary today, we take pause to reflect on the diversity, achievements and connectivity that make the Commonwealth the unique institution that it is The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) is delighted to support this year’s theme ‘A Connected Commonwealth’ through its programming. The... read more


International Women’s Day 2019

On International Women’s Day 2019, CWEIC turns its attentions to the next host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and Business Forum: Rwanda. Rwanda’s exceptional track record over the past twenty years with regards to its efforts in pursuit of greater gender equality has received increasing attention in recent... read more


Malaysia Country Director Briefing at Marlborough House

  On Wednesday 6 March, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) was joined by Country Director and former Director of Investment & Trade for Malaysia Tony Collingridge OBE, who delivered an insightful briefing on the economic climate in Malaysia ahead of CWEIC’s CEO Alan Gemmell’s visit to Kuala Lumpur... read more


CWEIC Planning Mission to Rwanda Ahead of CBF 2020

CWEIC Chief Executive Alan Gemmell OBE traveled to Rwanda last week for a planning mission ahead of the next Commonwealth Business Forum, taking place in Kigali 2020. CWEIC traveled alongside a delegation from the Commonwealth Secretariat, and attended a number of joint planning meetings for bother the Business Forum, and... read more


Commonwealth Marmalade Competition Returns to Dalemain’s Marmalade Awards

Dalemain’s famous Marmalade Awards are taking place once again this year, and the awards see the return of the Commonwealth category, this year sponsored by renowned marmalade producers Thursday Cottage. The 2019 Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place at Dalemain Mansion on Saturday 16th March, where the winners will be... read more


CWEIC Welcomes The Capital Maharaja Organisation as Strategic Partner

CWEIC are delighted to announce that The Capital Maharaja Organisation have joined the organisation as a Strategic Partner. The Capital Maharaja Organisation is one of Sri Lanka’s largest business conglomerates. With businesses in several fields including media, plastics, packaging, electrical, chemicals, tea, entertainment and communication, ICT, services and projects, the... read more


CWEIC Chairman Lord Marland Attends Bridge India Dinner as Guest Speaker

Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Lord Marland, attended a dinner hosted by Bridge India as guest speaker. In a room filled with engaged and active members of the Indian diaspora, including journalists, consultants, manufacturers and finance professionals, India’s engagement with the Commonwealth was discussed at length. Sanjay... read more


Direct Global Join CWEIC as Strategic Partner

CWEIC is delighted to announce that Direct Global have joined the organisation as a Strategic Partner. Direct Global is a tech company which focuses on developing and operating platforms, allowing purchasers to leverage collective purchasing powers to reduce the cost of procuring raw metals, finished goods and services. The company’s... read more


CWEIC Meets the Honorable Chief Minister of Haryana

CWEIC recently led a delegation to Vibrant Gujarat 2019 in Ahmadabad, India, with over 70 Commonwealth businesses. During the summit, CWEIC Chair Lord Marland met the Honorable Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal, and engaged on topics surrounding India’s Commonwealth trade and investment. The importance of SMEs within the Indian economy... read more


CWEIC Meets the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra

CWEIC recently led a delegation to Vibrant Gujarat 2019 in Ahmadabad, India, with over 70 Commonwealth businesses. After the summit the team traveled to Mumbai for a series of meetings. There, CWEIC Chair Lord Marland was honored to meet the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. Lord Marland briefed the... read more