Experts to offer high growth help

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Ellon businesses with the potential for high growth are being urged to sign up for the latest round of a successful business development programme.

The Enterprise Partnership Scotland scheme is looking for businesses and entrepreneurs from across the North of Scotland which could benefit from advice, support and expertise from a range of specialists willing to offer their time. The project is sponsored by a number of North-east organisations, all of whom provide invaluable support and guidance to the businesses which take part in the scheme.

The board of Enterprise Partnership Scotland (EPS) is made up of Ewan Neilson, who is a senior partner with Stronachs; Ed Gillespie, currently chair of AECC; Carolyn Maniukiewicz, Director of Ideas In Partnership; and Jacky Baltissen of EnValue. The four possess many years of business experience between them covering all industry sectors.

According to Carolyn Maniukiewicz, EPS is seeking outout companies which have a high growth potential, whether they be new businesses, businesses looking to change direction, possible management buy outs, spin-offs from universities or highly-motivated and ambitious individuals who are non-risk averse.

“Our previous three projects have attracted a fantastic response, with a range of businesses from across a number of sectors benefiting from our free of charge business growth scheme,” she said.

“The diversity of companies is what makes this project such an exciting and worthwhile initiative. Our sponsors are all experts in their fields and being able to benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience provides such a great opportunity for the businesses taking part in the scheme, especially as this is all free of charge.”

For further information about EPS or to download an application form, please visit or call 0771 644163. Applications must be submitted on line by Wednesday 11 January 2012.