Update on The Pilot 10 Businesses Launched!

Thursday 16 October 2014
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The testing of the Bridge Model tools and resources is underway across Europe and we have had some very exciting results – 10 companies have already begun trading across four different countries as a result of the pilot.

In Liverpool (granted it’s the UK…) there have so far been 9 users of The Bridge Model and this has seen the founding of No place Productions, Barry Diaf Exports and Near East Liverpool Gifts. Three social enterprises which have created new jobs in the local economy and are only at the embryonic stages of trading.  In Greece, supported by the Academy of Entrepreneurs, 7 individuals have joined the pilot seeing the formation of 3 companies – Joincargo, Yourtranslator and  Universal scrap trading. In Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria, 5 learners have seen the creation of 3 companies - Family Hotel Daisy, Kitara BG and M2V. Finally in Friesland, the home of start-ups in Holland, there has been one business, Innogress, founded by the 6 beneficiaries.

The learners, and entrepreneurs delivering the training, have provided some very useful feedback to allow the learning techniques and models to be further adapted and we are very interested as to how many more businesses emerge as a result of the pilot.

They arrived from far flung parts of the European Union…. Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands and……Liverpool! Mild weather, a warm Birmingham welcome and a busy schedule gree ...
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