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LOW presented its 'Public Procurement for SMEs' policy paper at the 2018 SME Assembly, taking place this week in Graz, Austria.
Taking as a starting point LOW's extensive experience (solo and in partnership with other SMEs) in tendering for EC and EU contracts, this policy paper takes stock of the barriers to SME involvement in public procurement tender processes, and puts forward suggestions to overcome them.
The Mozilla Corporation, creators of the Firefox browser, announced today that (after a competitive pitch) they have appointed LOWeurope to provide Mozilla with strategic communications planning in order to increase awareness of Mozilla’s policy ideas in the institutions and agencies of the European Union.
Speaking at LOWeurope’s International Women’s Day reception, LOW’s Founder and Managing Director, Sally LOW, highlighted the importance of having more women in business leadership.
After five successful events in 2017, which brought together EU/COSME and international small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in matchmaking sessions for relevant EU industry sectors, the EC-funded initiative 'Business Beyond Borders' (BBB) is preparing its next events. In 2018, BBB will help companies to take their business abroad through events in Chile, Australia, Iran, India and Germany.
LOWeurope has solidified its position as a key player in the Brussels strategic communications sector by winning three high-profile EC contracts dealing with entrepreneurship and the environment.
From January 2018 LOW will (in conjunction with its partner GOPA Com.) be handling the contract to manage the 2018 SME Assembly in Graz; the 2018 edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA); and the 2018 European SME Week.
After running a successful first cycle, LOW also has secured the contract to handle the secretariat, communications and organisation of the next edition of the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
European SMEs can take advantage of new EU support to participate in a series of one-to-one meetings at international trade fairs to expand their businesses abroad.
Businesses looking to expand internationally can take advantage of a new European Commissioned--funded initiative initiative to facilitate one--to--one meetings between European SMEs and potential international trading partners at a series of trade fairs.
Every two years, the European Commission presents the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). Since its launch under the name ‘European Better Environment Awards for Industry’ in 1987, the Awards have recognised and rewarded those companies that demonstrate their commitment to eco-innovation, or put sustainable development and respect for the environment at the very core of their business principles.
An open letter from LOW's Founder, Sally Low, explaining some important changes to the company following the decision in the UK's 'Brexit' referendum.
Sally Low, Managing Director of Low Associates (LA), announced today that they had won the European Commission’s two million euro contract to handle the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; the annual SME Assembly; and SME Week for 2016 & 2017. Low Associates were re-appointed for the second time on this programme (having held it previously in 2011-13 and 2014-15) and will serve as the main contractor, with their partner GOPA Com. acting as subcontractors. LA will provide the strategic comms direction; event management and secretariat; while GOPA will manage the promotional programme, including media handling and social media.
We were honoured by the presence of HRH The Grand Duchess of Lithuania at the 2015 SME Assembly (Luxembourg on 18-20 November), which was managed by Low Associates. Following the tremendous success over four years, the 2015 SME Assembly was yet again the most important event for SME policy taking place in Europe this year.
As EU leaders met to discuss the Greek crisis, Low Associates sought to ‘close the loop’ by managing the European Commission’s stakeholder conference on the Circular Economy in Brussels on 25 June 2015. The event sold out with more than 500 delegates turning up, thousands of viewers watching the live streaming and #CloseTheLoopEU trending on Twitter within minutes of the kick off. So what is all the fuss about?
The UK General Election result raises plenty of questions for any company doing business in Europe today: What deal will the UK seek? What will other EU countries accept? How important is timing to the final result?
On the 3rd June Low Associates and Interel brought together Andrew Lansley CBE, former UK Secretary of State for Health, and Richard Corbett MEP, former adviser to EU President, Herman von Rompuy to answer these questions from either side of the political fence.
On April 22 at the Brewers of Europe building, Sally Low officially launched LA Brussels.
Speaking to guests from the European Commission, the European Parliament, business organisations; and representatives from the business community, she said: “we are now six years old and each stage of our progress sees new developments which are exciting and challenging.
Low Associates were in Lyon on 1 December 2014, for the 17th Forum on Eco-Innovation, where European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, announced the five winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
The Low Associates team were in Naples in October managing the eighth annual European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA). The seven winners were announced on 2 October at the SME Assembly.
The Grand Jury Prize was awarded to Encouraging Business Start-ups by Mothers with Young Children, a Hungarian project that seeks to help mothers develop the skills and mind-set to launch and run successful businesses.
We were honoured by the presence of HE Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy at the 2014 SME Assembly, in Naples on 2 October, which is managed by Low Associates.