The enterprise Nikolaos Markou’s “Boat Rentals” based in Central Macedonia region, has joined the Action “Supporting the Establishment and Operation of New SMEs in the tourism sector” with a total budget of 689 million(500,6 million €  from EPAnEK and 188,4 million € from Regional Operational Programmes). The Action aims at supporting tourism entrepreneurship by establishing new very small, small and medium – sized enterprises  in the tourism sector.

The investment’s total budget is 90.699,45 € out of which 45.349,73 € is public expenditure. The Action is co-financed by Greece and the European Union – European Regional Development Fund.

The approved subsidised Business Plan includes expenditures on the following categories:

  • Buildings, other facilities and surrounding area
  • Machinery, installations and environmental protection equipment along with energy and water saving equipment.
  • Certification of quality assurance systems and environmental management
  • Promotion – Participation in exhibitions
  • Technical engineering studies and tax and legal advisory services
  • Software and digital services
  • Preparation and monitoring the implementation of the Investment Plan
  • Means of transport

Through the participation in the Action, the enterprise achieved:

  • Competitiveness improvement
  • Increase of profitability
  • Reinforcing an extrovert business profile
  • Market expenditure by adopting new products and services
  • Creating better quality products and services
  • Increasing productivity and improvement of operational procedures
  • Reinforcing entrepreneurship
  • Creating / maintaining job positions
  • Other …………………………………………………………

The support of EPAnEK proved beneficial, not only for the enterprise but for the competitiveness of the national as well as the local economy.