Success stories

Vegetable market.
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Shuvar LLC, the first wholesale market for food and agricultural products in Ukraine, to introduce a smart energy strategy, reducing energy costs by 24% - amounting to EUR 90,000 in annual savings. The EBRD helped Shuvar to adapt to the volatile economic...
Andriy Zavalnyuk, managing director of Meblevi Technologii, and his wife and business partner Julia Zavalnyuk, holding the EBRD project completion certificate.
When Andriy Zavalnyuk, and his wife and business partner Julia, from Ukrainian furniture distributor Meblevi Technologii approached the EBRD for help building a new website, they were in for a surprise. The bank’s Advice for Small Businesses team suggested that what they really needed was a reorganisation of the company. The results were immediately impressive. An eight-month project to make its...
label and packaging producer
Domen Druk , a printing and packaging company from Ukraine, has managed to boost its export sales, enter four new markets and increase turnover by an impressive 30%, following EBRD efforts backed by funding from the European Union (EU) under the EU4Business Initiative. By penetrating new international export markets and producing positive business results, this EBRD project has helped Domen Druk...
Women sitting at two tables
Businesswoman Valentyna Sukacheva knows how to deal with the hard stuff of everyday life. She is the Director of the metal service centre ‘STB’ in Chernigiv, a city in the north of Ukraine. Since the prolonged post-Soviet stagnation, Chernigiv has struggled economically. However, businesswomen like Valentyna, who has run a business in the rolled metal trade for over 20 years, are working hard to...
EBRD and EU help develop women-led Ukrainian businesses
Kiev travel agency improves website and extends client base Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine account for a large majority of private sector employment and help drive much-needed stabilisation and economic growth. The EBRD, with support from Sweden and the European Union under its EU4Business Initiative, works to strengthen this important segment of the economy with tailored...
Scientists in lab
In order to provide modern water treatment solutions for households and businesses in Ukraine , the EBRD is extending a US$ 3 million loan to Ecosoft, the country’s leading producer of water purification equipment. The investment will strengthen inclusion by providing customers with access to clean water at affordable rates. Inclusion is one of the six transition qualities defining the EBRD’s...
Sergei Sinizkiy, the founder of Dzherelo, a grain and industrial crop grower, standing next to his tractor.
A Ukrainian SME has grown its grain and industrial crop business thanks to a series of carefully targeted small loans arranged under the EU4Business programme. Now the small company, Dzherelo, has expanded to farm 1 000 hectares and created seven jobs. Farmland expansion plan supported Sergei Sinizkiy, a businessman farmer in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, was farming just a few hectares of land little...
Success stories @ #EUkraine
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Media group 1+1 and the EU Delegation to Ukraine have launched the project #EUkraine, aimed at publicising the country’s SME success stories The #EUkraine multimedia project, launched on 8 September, aims to support the development of and inspire Ukrainian SMEs by publicising success stories in the country, as well as data on the business environment in both Ukraine and Europe. The project...
Members of the Ukrainian Business Delegation on their study visit to Cyprus, in front of the logo of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce.
Representatives from 23 Ukrainian SMEs went on an East Invest study trip to Cyprus in June 2016 to establish contacts with companies there. They networked and learned about the latest technology in their sectors through a series of visits, seminars and B2B meetings on the island. Employees from over 20 Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises made a business trip to Cyprus from 12 to 16 June...
Representatives of Ukrainian SMEs from the sustainable construction sector, visiting the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency in Warsaw, as part of the EU4Business East Invest programme.
Ten SMEs from Ukraine’s Donetsk region visited Poland in search of potential trading partners, in a “Roadshow” trip organised under the EU4Business East Invest programme. Several of the companies from the agribusiness sector visited the international WorldFood exhibition in Warsaw. WorldFood Warsaw provides a platform to connect and conduct business with over 4 000 food industry buyers operating...