STRATEGOR Wielkopolskie Centrum Ekspertyz Finansowych was established in 1999 by Mr Paweł Grabarkiewicz, an alumnus of the University of Economics in Poznań who acquired his previous professional experience in financial departments of companies like Eurocash Sp. z o.o. (FMCG), Pozmeat S.A. (meat processing) or Bridgestone Firestone Sp. z o.o. (tire manufacturing). The first financial analyses were made in a small office located in his family house basement …
The company developed dynamically. From the very beginning we rendered business consulting services and became experts in the field of business plans, feasibility studies, valuations and implementation of controlling and budgeting in companies. In addition, we successfully performed our original training programme named: “Finances – Excel – 21st Century” designed for managers, financiers and controllers from leading production and service companies seated in the entire Wielkopolska region.
We commenced our activity in the breakthrough moment which not only means the turn of the 21st century, but also changes that Poland had to go through that time. Poland was preparing itself for accession to the European Union and opening to foreign markets, thanks to which domestic entrepreneurs grabbed new opportunities. That time, a great chance for companies was European grants from pre-accession funds. Our company, as the first in the Wielkopolska region and one of the first in Poland, began to render services to the Clients under pre-accession programmes such as SAPARD (measures 1,2,3 and 4), PHARE and ISPA.
Since 2004 we have achieved further experience in acquiring grants from the then-launched structural programmes of the 2004-2006 financial perspective such as:
- Integrated Regional Development Programme (IRDP),
- Sectoral Operational Programme "Increasing of Economic Competitiveness" (SOP IEC),
- Sectoral Operational Programme "Restructuring and modernisation of the food sector and rural development” (SOP RMFSRD),
- Norwegian funds (Norwegian Financial Mechanism and Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area).
The Polish accession to the European Union and the beginning of the 2007-2013 financial perspective were the next milestone in our business development. We acquainted with new programmes, concentrating our efforts to obtain grants for innovative technological, product and organizational solutions (under the Innovative Economy Operational Programme and Regional Operational Programmes) and for investments in renewable energy sources (among others the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme and domestic funds from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management).
As a result of the intensive cooperation with a greater and greater number of the Clients, the company’s demand for new employees was gradually growing. Our team was continuously expanding, and hence many times we had to move to larger and larger offices.
Nowadays, STRATEGOR is a leader in the field of the European consulting and for years it has been top-ranked as the best EU consultants in Poland. We follow industrial trends and try to response to our Clients’ growing demands, hence we are still developing, expanding our services and seeking new specialists whose knowledge and competences help us better support decisions made by managers and directors of companies and public sector entities.
We exclusively concentrate on investment grants from both domestic and regional programmes.