Success stories

Baia Abuladze
“Winemaking had always been our family business, but we used to make it for ourselves and not for commercial purposes,” says Baia Abuladze, a 24-year old winemaker from Obcha village in the Bagdati Municipality. “Then it became an interesting job for the younger members of the family and we took steps to turn our family’s tradition into a business.” That business was Baia’s Wine. Launched in 2015...
Thousands of Ukrainian entrepreneurs dream of becoming suppliers of large retail chains in order to have guaranteed business. Tetiana Yaremchuk managed this challenge, and is now working on delivering her products to the EU. Tetiana Yaremchuk meets the journalists at the station in the city of Dnipro, sitting at the wheel of a white jeep. Dodging numerous potholes, the diminutive businesswoman...
EBRD Advice for Small Businesses
Growing Georgian vegetables by employing the latest European technologies – this is the motto of Imereti Greenery, a Dutch-Georgian enterprise located in western Georgia, which has benefited from EU support for its development under the EU4Business initiative, seeing production and profits soar as a result. Since its establishment, the enterprise has been gradually expanding its greenhouse...
The ‘ Better Regulation Delivery Office ’ (BRDO) of Ukraine has been truly living up to its name – with its expert, dynamic approach, it has proven to be a catalyst for improving the business environment and delivering concrete regulatory results that has helped to stimulate economic growth and boost the investment climate. As an independent regulatory policy advising and delivery institution,...
Andriy Soroka
Ukrainian farmer Andriy Soroka started out with a small plot, but over the years he has built up his farm to more than 300 hectares to become an independent producer with his own agricultural machinery and premises, reinvesting his income into the further development of the business. Now, with the help of EU4Business initiative, the German Government, which provided a loan through the German...
 Ioseb Gadelia, founder of road construction company Indico
Georgia
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“When you live in Senaki – a small town of nearly 40,000 inhabitants – you pretty much know who is who around [town]. Here we share joy and sorrow, and while some might consider that small-town life offers limited opportunities, I think the family spirit of a close-knit community helps us overcome economic difficulties and stand strong,” says Ioseb Gadelia, founder of road construction company...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped UBC Promo, a manufacturer of promotional materials from Ukraine, to introduce principles of ‘Lean Manufacturing’ into its production process, improving productivity by 89%. UBC Promo was founded in 2000. Initially employing only five people, the company...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped WebProduction, a Ukrainian IT company to develop an effective marketing strategy. After entering the Latvian, Belarusian and Kazakh markets with the new strategy, the company recorded a 180% increase in sales and 200% growth in turnover. WebProduction was...
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped an Armenian IT company to introduce Information Security Management Systems in accordance with international standards, leading to a soaring growth in exports. Under its Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) programme, the EBRD supported VOLO LLC, an IT...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped Ukrainian company Nebesna Krinitsa, which produces and sells bottled drinking water, to implement a system for food products safety management, and to optimise its business processes. Within a year of completing the project, the company’s turnover had grown...