The GreenBites cooperative facilitates the distribution of premium OliveOil products from Mediterranean countries directly “from farm to table”. The proceeds of the cooperative are used to support initiatives which contribute to a fairer and healthier food system.Read more
GreenBites offers sustainable farmers an online marketing and sales platform, where they can let consumers taste and buy their sustainable products. Straight from farm-to-table at GreenBites now already available in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Our mission: GreenBites facilitates with a passion for taste and quality the distribution of special (OliveOil) products directly from farm-to-table. We promote sustainable products, a healthy lifestyle and fair prices for the farmer and the consumer.
Our dream is to become the largest online farm-to-table platform for selected, high quality and sustainably produced (preferably vegan) products.
ESSD consulting participated in the start-up project Child Savings International, later called Aflatoun. Aflatoun International is a non-governmental organization focusing on educating children about their rights and responsibilities and managing financial resources through social and financial education.Read more
ESSD consulting participated in the start-up project Child Savings International, later called Aflatoun. Aflatoun International is a non-governmental organization focusing on educating children about their rights and responsibilities and managing financial resources through social and financial education.https://www.aflatoun.org/ X
Set-up and management of the European operations and e-commerce business of the nr.1 American changing bag brand Ju-Ju-Be.Read more
Combining top quality and smart technology with outstanding service for more than a decade, Ju-Ju-Be Inc., has been able to realize consistent growth on the American home market in the past decade. Holding the licence to the Tokidoki and Hello Kitty prints, these funky prints on Ju-Ju-Be changing bags and accessories have become worldwide collectors items.
From may 2015 onwards, essdconsulting is starting up and establishing the European subsidiary Ju-Ju-Be Europe BV. Starting september 1st the pan-European operations will service the market out of a warehouse and fulfillment center in the Netherlands. Essdconsulting facilitates the legal, administrational, import, warehousing and fulfillment set-up, as well as development of a European sales structure B2B, including a multilingual webshop and the implementation of a global marketing strategy.https://europe.ju-ju-be.com X
Between 1989 and 1999 start-up of various subsidiaries and offices on three continents for the adidas Group, Germany.Read more
set up of the Footlocker Europe Key Account Management office Office, (1996-1999)
Set-up and management of the European key account office for adidas’ largest European key account, Footlocker Europe. Prepared the partial move of some key departments from the adidas HQ to the new Amsterdam office.
Involving long term planning with all stakeholders, key account management, range building across footwear and apparel as well as co-op marketing across Europe.
set up of the subsidiary office adidas Venezuela (1995-1996)
Set-up and management of the adidas subsidiary in Venezuela including government negotiations, range building, import, warehousing, sales, distribution and local marketing of the adidas brand.
set up of the subsidiary office adidas Uruguay (1994-1995)
Set-up and management of the adidas subsidiary in Montevideo including negotiations with existing stakeholders, import, warehousing, distribution and marketing of the adidas brand.
Adidas Handels AG, Hong Kong (1989-1992)
Assisting the set-up of the adidas sourcing & production offices in Asia for apparel and footwear.
12 months assignment at an adidas production facility in Manila, Philippines, reorganizing the production planning.
European footwear licensing office of MORE & MORE, Comma and s’Oliver fashion. Set up of the subsidiary shoe.com BV for the licensing business of the Wortmann Group, Germany.Read more
ESSD was responsible for the strategy planning and brand acquisition, collection building, forecasting, multinational sales management, key account management as well as strategic marketing of MORE & MORE shoes (15 million Euro) and later S’Oliver shoes and Comma (by S’Oliver) shoes (together 40 million Euro) across 11 European countries.http://www.shoe-com.com/ X
Establishing and growing the subsidiary of the nursery and accessory brand JJ Cole Collections/USA in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Read more
ESSD Consulting set up the subsidiary and expanded the European head office bringing functional and fashionable baby and nursery accessories to Europe. Involving market research, collection building, importing, warehousing, multinational sales management, key account management as well as international marketing. Achievement: The strategic positioning of the in 2008 unknown JJ Cole brand with all targeted key accounts across 9 European countries by 2010.
In 2010 JJ Cole Europe was sold to TOMY.X
Global IT services Joint Venture. Set-up and managed a joint venture created to join and deliver global IT services.Read more
We set-up and managed a joint venture created to join-up 7 IT firms and deliver global IT services. The alliance collaborates to deliver managed desktop services for enterprise clients in 10 European Union (EU) states, the US, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, Latin America, the Asia/Pacific region and the Middle East. The approach and objectives are similar to the global airline industry alliances. The six JV member companies work closely together for marketing, sales and delivery. We set-up and managed the marketing and sales teams and oversaw the related budgets. We reported to the board of directors of the JV (CEO’s of the 7 participating companies).X
Kick-starting of OnePlanetCatalogue BV which developed a Sustainability Assessment and Management System and selling it to the People4earth foundation.Read more
The People 4 Earth Foundation is a Dutch organization for social and environmental profit. It aims to enhance transparency and cooperation in food supply chains, resulting in products that are socially just, ecologically sustainable and economically valuable.
ESSD consulting participated in the start-up OnePlanetCatalogue BV to define a business strategy, find venture capital and build a Sustainability Assessment and Management System (SAMS) to enable organizations to assess, monitor and communicate a comprehensive spectrum of environmental, economic and social aspects throughout global supply chains.
Start-up of 123dubbelglas BV, Amsterdam. A double-glazing window brand targeting a niche in the consumer market (historic building owners) and driven by value and customer service.Read more
123dubbelglas BV produces, imports and places affordable and sustainable HR++ and wooden window frame solutions for existing, historic buildings under strict cultural heritage guidelines. 123dubbelglas also advises customers in their individual energy saving options, available subsidies and financing tools. A niche market in the renovation segment of the building industry which targets directly homeowners and grows through franchising in Dutch cities with historic heritage.
ESSD consulting developed the strategy, acquired funding and helped implementing the business plan from researching the right production sites in Poland, the logistic and administrative set up, to finding the right sales team, training franchising partners and specialist carpenters to implement at site.
In august 2015 essdconsulting handed over 123dubbelglas to a new managing director to enable faster growth via franchising and lead the established brand to the next level.http://www.123dubbelglas.nl/ X