The first cohort of Commonwealth First Export Champions was announced by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council on 7th July 2016.
The event, held at Marlborough House, was addressed by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
The Export Champions were selected based on their level of impact, innovation, ambition and ability to succeed across Commonwealth markets.
Oliver Everett, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council said “We are delighted to welcome our first cohort of Export Champions. The quality of applications has been extremely high and it has been exciting and encouraging to see the scope of interest from UK SMEs in potential business opportunities across the Commonwealth.”