Jan 04, 2016
A tool reclamation company, Numill, has benefited from the Enterprise Europe Network Advisory service, resulting in significant international exposure for the business.
Numill are a Sheffield based company specialising in tool reclamation, design and manufacturing. Numills MD, Anne Wilson met Leo Donato, RTC North Enterprise Europe Network adviser at an event organised by the University of Sheffield. The event was focused on funding opportunities in H2020, Anne was particularly interested in gaining some advice on accessing the Turkish Market.
Following the initial meeting, Leo carried out a full business review and technology audit on Numill. This led to the production of an action plan which included publishing the business offer through the Enterprise Europe Network and providing Anne with support on a trade Mission to Turkey.
The Enterprise Europe Network team at RTC North collaborated with the team at Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Enterprise Europe Network Turkey. The team provided a list of potential companies in Turkey and set up meetings at the Istanbul Chamber of Industry premises for Anne whilst she was on the trade mission to Turkey, as a result she was able to find an agent.
Anne Wilson, MD of Numill: “I did manage to meet a few companies from the list I identified as ‘like to meet’ people. This enabled me to understand some of where the market sits from differing perspectives. I also received in market referrals to see and speak to.”
“The meeting was also important to make me aware of some potential barriers I would not have been aware otherwise ie : excessive documentation charges which we are led to believe could be 300 pounds sterling per shipment.”.
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