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CWEIC Welcomes Coulthard Barnes as a Strategic Partner

CWEIC is delighted to announce that Coulthard Barnes have joined the organisation as a Strategic Partner. Coulthard Barnes is the platform of the family office of New Zealand-based entrepreneurs and investors Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart, and represent our first Strategic Partner to hail from New Zealand. The company promotes... read more

Richard Burge September Message

Dear Friends and Supporters, As summer has drawn to a close, CWEIC is gearing up for a busy and exciting run up to Christmas, after a very productive month. At the start of the month, we welcomed a delegation from India to the Guildhall for an event on smart cities,... read more

The Islands Bringing Blockchain to the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is rich in its geographic diversity; from the densely populated megacities in India to the remote island states in the Caribbean and South Pacific, a common language and heritage underpins a foundational connection of all 53 Commonwealth countries. With geographic diversity comes economic diversity, and whilst the largest... read more

CommonwealthFirst Export Champion Naturally Tribal Nominated for Telegraph Trade Award

    CWEIC extends its congratulations to CommonwealthFirst Export Champion Naturally Tribal, which been shortlisted in the Telegraph Trade Awards 2018 in the category of Best Ethical Brand SME Exporter. Naturally Tribal’s mission statement is to transform natural African and other unique ingredients into innovative and enriching luxury skincare products. The... read more

Richard Burge Speaks at Chatham House on Cybersecurity in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Cyber Declaration was signed during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018; a landmark declaration, it is world’s largest and most geographically diverse inter-governmental commitment on cybersecurity cooperation to date. The Declaration has a special relevance for Commonwealth trade and investment, with many of its key elements... read more

Meinhardt Group Join CWEIC as Strategic Partners

         The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) is very pleased to announce that Meinhardt Group have become Strategic Partners of the organisation, joining an established network of businesses and governments which operate within the Commonwealth. With over 47 offices worldwide, Meinhardt Group provides engineering consulting capabilities to... read more

CWEIC Hosts IoD Nigeria Delegation at Marlborough House

At Marlborough House on 2 October, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council hosted a delegation from the Institute of Directors Nigeria. The delegation consisted of CEOs and directors from a host of Nigerian businesses and organisations, who were visiting the United Kingdom as part of the IoD Nigeria’s development programme.... read more

The Role of Smart Cities in Connecting the Commonwealth

At the Basinghall Suite in the City of London, CWEIC hosted its first ‘Commonwealth-City Dialogue’, run in partnership with the City of London. The theme of this event was ‘The Role of Smart Cities in Connecting the Commonwealth’, and was curated as an open discussion between CWEIC Chief Executive Richard... read more

Dan Thatcher Joins CWEIC as Director of Programmes

The Board of CWEIC is excited to announce that Dan Thatcher will be joining the organisation on 19th November 2018 as the Director of Programmes. Dan is a close friend of CWEIC, and an individual with whom the organisation has worked closely with on projects in Australia, where he was... read more

Alan Gemmell Appointed as CEO of the CWEIC

LONDON 10th September 2018 The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Gemmell as CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), effective 3rd December 2018. Alan is currently Director of the British Council in India and Minister (Cultural Affairs). Leading an operation of 600 staff with... read more