Success stories

Supporting the growth of a leading fashion retailer in Belarus Andrey and Svetlana Serikov seem like an ordinary couple, but little do people know that they are actually two of the most influential people in the fashion industry in Belarus . So influential, in fact, that they have a medal for their contribution to the development of the retail sector in the country presented to them by its...
With EU support, Belarusian start-up brings holographic images to the mass market Once considered the “Silicon Valley” of the Soviet Union, Belarus ’s technology industry is growing fast and winning worldwide recognition. More than 30,000 young designers and engineers are active on the tech scene in Minsk, a city of about two million. A great example of this flourishing talent is the work of...
EBRD and donors support cinema chain’s development Not every cinema in Belarus can boast having authentic American popcorn, Danish snacks, and Finnish candy, but Belarus’s Silver Screen is no ordinary cinema. Silver Screen is a network of cinemas in the country which is reinventing the big screen experience. It launched six years ago when its founders found a niche that could be filled in the...
Aliaksandr Danilau and Uladzislau Kazlousky
Belarus
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Ecoupack, a Belarusian enterprise near the city of Hrodna, started using a new automated production management system known as ‘Gulf Stream’, thanks to support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) programme ‘Advice for Small Businesses’. This support, which covered 60% of the total cost of the implementation and was provided within the framework of the EU4Business...
DAK Farm in Belarus received support from the EU
When planning for the future of a business, it is important to rely on qualified marketing research and unbiased specialist opinion. This is what Dzmitry Krylou, the owner of DAK farm, the only breeding goat farm in Belarus, was looking for when he applied to the ‘Advice for Small Businesses’ programme implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmen t (EBRD) as part of the...
The Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Network consortium
As an EU-funded project comes to an end, its participants stick together to form an international Consortium. At the end of 2018, the 5 th Eastern Partnership Business Forum was held in Vienna. This annual event was a little different to the norm. In addition to the traditional panels discussing important areas of development, the annual meeting of the working group of an entirely new...
Operating a successful media business in a small market is a major challenge, according to Lyudmila Chekina, CEO at TUT.BY , the leading online news portal in Belarus, which employs more than 50 editorial staff and is read by 42.9% of all Belarusian internet users. And in the case of media, success is not just measured on the balance sheet: independent media needs a sustainable business model to...
Ludmila Antonauskaya
Ludmila Antonauskaya is a perfect example of someone defying the stereotype that women and business cannot go together. She runs several companies, is one of the TOP 100 successful businesspeople in Belarus (No. 65, but the top woman on the list), and has raised two children. Her main business – a holding company called Polimaster – is among the world leaders in the field of equipment for...
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With funding from the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Mechatronics, a telematics producer from Belarus, to enhance the effectiveness of their business processes, optimise the organisational structure and increase labour productivity by 34% per year. The EBRD helped Mechatronics, a producer of equipment for fuel level and consumption control from...
tulips
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Nakhodka Polesya, a tulip farm in Belarus, automate business processes and optimise their operating expenses and reporting time. The EBRD helped Nakhodka Polesya, a tulip farm, introduce an IT-solution for automating business process management, enabling them...