Tag Archive: CommonwealthFirst

CWEIC Chairman Lord Marland interviewed in The Guardian

Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Lord Marland has been quoted in a recent article in The Guardian, where he discussed CWEIC’s inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting, UK SME exporters and also gave his thoughts on the future of Britain as a trading nation. Marland was speaking to the paper ahead of …

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CWEIC’s Oliver Everett writes about the possible effects of Brexit on non-EU trade in The Parliamentarian magazine

CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett has written an opinion piece in The Parliamentarian magazine where he discussed the possible implications of Brexit on non-EU trade, specifically across the Commonwealth. Irrespective of one’s view of Brexit, Everett stressed the importance of the UK making the most of the opportunities being a Commonwealth nation has to offer in the new …

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CWEIC’s Oliver Everett discusses opportunities for UK SMEs across the Commonwealth in Business Zone magazine

Business Zone magazine has featured an expert piece by CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett where he wrote about the many business opportunities open to UK SMEs across Commonwealth markets, and how the CommonwealthFirst initiative was encouraging and enabling them to do so. With UK SMEs playing an important role as dynamic and influential drivers of the economy, Everett explains why it is crucial they get the support …

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CWEIC’s CommonwealthFirst initiative announces first cohort of SMEs

The first cohort of CommonwealthFirst Export Champions was announced at a breakfast on 7th July hosted at Marlborough House by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industries’ annual CEOs delegation to London. The breakfast was addressed by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign and …

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Trade and Forfaiting Review features expert piece by CWEIC’s Oliver Everett on CommonwealthFirst

Trade and Forfaiting Review has featured an article by CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett on CommonwealthFirst. With UK SMEs playing an important role as dynamic and influential contributors to the economy, Everett explains why it is crucial they get the support that they need in their efforts to grow and succeed. Exporting overseas is one way SMEs can achieve this growth, and Everett explains how the CommonwealthFirst initiative …

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CWEIC’s CommonwealthFirst initiative featured on Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website

The CommonwealthFirst initiative, launched jointly by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and Royal Mail, has been featured on the website of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Over the next three years CommonwealthFirst will provide first-class mentoring and business development support to 100 high-potential, ambitious UK SMEs so that they find export success in the …

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CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett talks to Share Radio about the launch of CommonwealthFirst

Oliver Everett spoke recently to the Morning Money team at Share Radio about how UK SMEs should be taking advantage of opportunities to trade in the Commonwealth – which has one billion middle class consumers and will comprise 40% of the world’s workforce by 2020. Speaking to Nigel Cassidy, Everett highlighted the inbuilt advantages of trading within …

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Birmingham and Bristol Business Post features Oliver Everett on CommonwealthFirst

The Birmingham and Bristol Business Post has published an article by Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) CEO Oliver Everett discussing CommonwealthFirst, a major new initiative aimed at boosting UK SME exports to high-growth Commonwealth markets. Everett points out that UK SMEs, vital contributors to the UK economy, are collectively failing to take advantage of …

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Oliver Everett in Business Quarter: UK SMEs should target Commonwealth opportunities

An article has been published by Business Quarter magazine where the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council’s CEO Oliver Everett wrote about the CommonwealthFirst initiative and how it can support UK SMEs trade across the Commonwealth. As UK SMEs play an important role as dynamic and influential contributors to the economy, Everett explains why it is crucial they get the support that they need for their efforts …

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CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett on potential for stronger UK SME exports in Business Voice

Business Voice, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) magazine, today published an article by Oliver Everett which highlighted trade opportunities for UK SMEs across the Commonwealth. Everett describes how UK SMEs, the backbone of the economy, have room for improvement when it comes to exporting overseas – but that support is at hand with the …

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