Commonwealth starts search for Export Champions

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25 Nov 2016

CommonwealthFirst is calling on Leeds City Region businesses to become Commonwealth Export Champions and enter a market with a combined population of 2.2 billion across 53 English-speaking countries.

CommonwealthFirst is the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council’s flagship programme to encourage outstanding UK SMEs with big international ambitions to trade and invest in Commonwealth markets.

Building on the success of the first round, twenty-five additional SMEs will be selected to become Commonwealth Export Champions according to their innovative and flexible approach, potential for overseas growth and export readiness.

The Commonwealth with its shared language, complementary legal systems and business practices, presents many opportunities for businesses in Leeds City Region to develop their markets and customers further.

Applications have now closed but if you'd like to find out about trade opportunities please contact us via