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Exporting to the Commonwealth

14th March 2022

Square Kilometre Array, Cheshire

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The Cheshire Commonwealth Association is delighted to invite you to join us on World Commonwealth Day at the acclaimed Square Kilometre Array in Cheshire to discover your future global potential!

There has never been a better time for the Science Sector to begin or expand trading with Commonwealth nations which share a common language and values.

Embrace the wealth of opportunity of doing business with the Commonwealth – listen to prestigious speakers, share experiences with successful exporters and be connected with business support organisations who will share their knowledge to help you strive towards more international business opportunities.

Key note presentations from Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP - Secretary of State for International Trade and Andrew Mitchell, Director General - Exports and UK Trade, DIT as well as other fascinating speakers with extensive knowledge of exporting to the Commonwealth, will give you the information that you need to start your own Commonwealth journey.




Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade


President, Cheshire Commonwealth Association

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Director General - Exports and UK Trade, DIT


Sir Phil Redmond, CBE

English television producer and screenwriter


Director-General, SKA

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Vice Chancellor, University of Chester

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Executive Director of Energy Research Institute

There will also be opportunities to talk to Expert Exporters during breaks, and network with fellow attendees.

The Venue

The SKAO Global Headquarters are located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside at The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank site.

The SKAO GHQ share the site with the Jodrell Bank Observatory, which has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

The area has excellent access to air, rail and road networks. The office is within 20km of Manchester Airport, with its numerous international connections, and Macclesfield train station is a 16km journey. From here, there are regular services to/from Manchester Piccadilly, and London Euston can be reached in well under 2 hours. The M6 motorway is a 8km drive (Junction 18) to/from the office.


There is no public transport to the SKA office, so it is advisable to arrange a taxi transfer. Local train stations are Macclesfield and Wilmslow, both of which have taxi ranks. Alderley Edge Station is also in the vicinity, but does not have waiting taxis.

The closest railway station is Goostrey but there is no taxi rank. Although it is possible to walk to the office, from this station, it is not advisable as there are no pedestrian pavements, and the route is via narrow country lanes.

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The Square Kilometre Array prides itself on being accessible to everyone.  If you would like to arrange specific requirements for your visit please contact us.



  • JPS Corporate Hire  Tel: +44 (0) 7742 077865

  • Whites  Tel: +44 (0) 1606 738885

  • NIPS  Tel: +44 (0) 7756 028966

  • Goostrey Private Hire  Tel: +44 (0) 1477 535060

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Why attend a CCA event?

We love to get feedback, and are delighted that our events encourage and motivate companies from Cheshire to want to explore working with Commonwealth nations.  Feedback from our past events speaks for itself! 

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