Welshpool-based engineering specialist Dawson Shanahan has been selected as an Export Champion in the prestigious CommonwealthFirst programme. The company has been chosen based on its potential for innovation, level of impact and ambition.
The CommonwealthFirst programme was established by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council with the purpose of increasing trade between countries within the Commonwealth.
As an Export Champion, Dawson Shanahan will have unique access to fast growing Commonwealth markets such as Australia, Canada and India. It is one of 100 leading UK SMEs selected to receive intensive training, mentoring, trade missions and business development support that is designed to help secure new business in the 52 countries that make up the Commonwealth.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be chosen as an Export Champion in the exciting CommonwealthFirst programme and proud to be representing Wales on a global stage,” said Les Reeves, Joint Managing Director at Dawson Shanahan. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to reach developing markets and we’re ready to seize it with both hands.
“Exporting is a major part of what we do here at Dawson Shanahan. We already possess the skills and experience required to satisfy the needs of customers regardless of borders and languages. We’ll now be extending that capability further afield and focusing our efforts on building networks in those countries that make up the Commonwealth.”