Mark Lane

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New Rotherham organisation builds Polish-UK business and tourism links

A new business and social enterprise in Rotherham is bringing Polish and UK businesses closer together and promoting Yorkshire as a tourist destination, with the support of the ERDF funded project ‘Growth and Prosperity in Rotherham’, managed by RiDO (Rotherham Investment Development Office).

Along with his business partners, Mariusz Staniursk spotted an opportunity to set up a social enterprise – Yorkshire Tourist Organization (YTO) Ltd to encourage more tourists from Eastern European to visit Yorkshire.

The social enterprise has also set up Narvia Tourist Info Centre (TIC) Ltd, an event management business that will run exhibitions and conferences that connect businesses from Eastern Europe with those in the UK for mutual benefit.

On arrival in South Yorkshire, Mariusz was made aware of the support offered by RiDO’s Soft Landing Zone to inward businesses relocating to the UK and he has been able to access support with the legal aspects of setting up his social enterprise.

RiDO also supported Yorkshire Tourist Organisation by arranging legal advice for preparing a Memorandum of Association that will enable the organisation to access international grants as a social enterprise from the UK and Eastern Europe.

Mariusz Staniursk, managing director of Narvia Tourist Info Centre, said: “One of the reasons we chose to establish our business and social enterprise in Rotherham is because of the support available through RiDO.

“We have received ongoing help and support and RiDO has helped us to establish a good network of contacts here in Yorkshire.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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