Third Cohort of UK SMEs selected to become Export Champions

30 British businesses selected for distinguished programme

CommonwealthFirst is delighted to welcome its third cohort of Commonwealth Export Champions to the programme. Representing various regions of the UK and business sectors our latest batch of Export Champions applicants proved to be of the highest calibre yet and highlight the variety of innovation and excellence that the UK SME sector has to offer the Commonwealth. Applicants included off-grid renewable energy, healthy snacks, innovative antimicrobial technology, teddy bears, a digital knitting machine, as well as award winning baby and children’s food.

Along with our first and second cohort new Export Champions will benefit from access to high-level networking events and introductions, training, mentoring and tailored trade missions – with trips to Canada and Australia taking place this autumn and next spring respectively.

Richard Burge, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, said “I am delighted to see such an excellent array of applicants to become CommonwealthFirst Export Champions. I look forward to meeting as many of the new Cohort as possible at our Export Day in July.”

The following businesses have been selected based on their ambition, innovation and the impact that they will have across Commonwealth markets:

BMM Weston
Donald Russell Limited
Dura Composites Ltd
Early Bird Ventures Ltd
ePortfolios Ltd
Extremis Technology Ltd
Giving Tree Ventures Ltd
Goodness Gracious Foods Ltd
ICC Solutions
Joe & Seph’s
John Reid & Sons
Kniterate Ltd
Merrythought Limited
Naturally Tribal
Principle Healthcare International
Redstor Holdings Limited
SAM Labs
Talley Group
The Coconut Company
Universal Smart Cards
Winch Energy Limited
Wire Belt Company
YouTeachMe Ltd