NEPIC CEO, Stan Higgins
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NEPIC is best across all EU industry for International Promotion and SME Engagement

NEPIC is one of only 40 Gold Labelled European Clusters, out of 600 across all industry sectors, as is accredited by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA). Last week a report of ESCA audit findings on all these organisations cites the NEPIC Annual Directory as “Best in Class” for marketing. Particularly to inward investors and also for promoting the businesses of local SME’s.

The citation says NEPIC’s DIRECTORY is “A tool to promote inward investment and generate supply chain connections. Potential investors use it to evaluate the potential of the region and aid investment decisions. It serves as an important purpose beyond industry educating non-related businesses, regional and national government, trade bodies, academic institutions, school leavers and the public on the importance of the sector to the NE & UK economy.”

The NEPIC Directory is created and published in NE England by NEPIC annually and is distributed to 500,000 contacts around the world. It contains up to date reviews of sub sectors of the industry like petrochemicals, pharmaceutical, polymer, biotechnology and renewables it presents the investment options in NE England while at the same time describing individually the businesses of each and every one of its 720 participating companies.

Dr Stan Higgins said “We were very proud to be represented in Brussels when this Cluster report was launched. Virtually all European Clusters are publically funded organisations and we do the best we can with contributions from our members. To see our Directory being held up as best across the whole of Europe is an amazing accolade for the NEPIC Team and the contributions from all our local businesses.”

Paul Booth Chair of NEPIC said “Every year NEPICs team improve this publication and when my 2014-15 copy arrived on my desk my first thought was that it is an outstanding publication. NEPIC’s Directory really sells our industry to all its stakeholders but most importantly it does its job of bringing new business to NEPIC members and new investment to our region.”

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