Success stories

Recent testimonies of successful business networking - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme

New entrepreneur:
Rosamaria Reig (Spain)
Age: 28
Company name: INMARKETING CONSULTANCY (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Legal, fiscal and other consultancy services

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is the first programme for entrepreneurs in Europe that offers us the possibility to meet experienced entrepreneurs and learn from them.

Host entrepreneur:
Laura Bayford (United Kingdom)

Company name: VERDANT Consulting (6 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

Verdant Consulting invited Rosamaria to give her an insight into running a consultancy business. We got on so well with her, that we are now partners with Rosamaria's company in Madrid.

Period of exchange: 10/2009 until 11/2009
Duration of exchange: one month

Spanish new entrepreneur Rosamaria started her company in January 2009. "Inmarketing Consultancy” provides marketing and management consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations looking for opportunities to increase their potential for success. Rosamaria applied for the programme with the aim of developing her management skills and deepening her understanding of European partnerships in the fields of tourism and public services. The new entrepreneur Rosamaria was excited about the prospect of working with a thriving business woman like Laura Bayford. Laura founded Verdant Consulting in London in 2007, specialising in business analysis, project management, marketing and communications with an expected annual growth of at least 50%.

Rosamaria participated in Verdant marketing’s daily activities. With the help of Laura, Rosamaria soon learnt the do’s and don’ts for setting up a viable company as well as general information about international markets and trade.

The aim of the exchange was to create a network of potential clients in the UK and Spain in sectors where both entrepreneurs have relevant experience (i.e. public sector, tourism, environment, security, education and consumer goods). Thanks to Laura, Rosamaria met new business partners with whom she can now cooperate. Since the exchange, both entrepreneurs have established a business partnership, offering their respective clients the best and most appropriate solutions to their challenges.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Serveis de Terrassa (Terrassa)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
University of East London (London)

« Back to the overview