Vincenzo is an architect and as soon as he finished his studies he immediately started working in the entrepreneurial company of
building materials of the family company. Then he found this fantastic
possibility to go an international exchange and his plan was to continue the
entrepreneurial path but in a new company abroad to be able to open to
new market opportunities and personal knowledge that could make him grow
The UK attracted him for a long
time as he had enjoyed his first visit. He found out about the Erasmus for
Young Entrepreneurs programme through the internet and since then he always
thought he should pursue it. He chose a company that dealt with commercial
premises as in this sector he wanted to draw up his business idea. His host
Paul really helped him to grow professionally as he is very focused on work and
he laid the foundations for Vincenzo to be able to design a commercial space in
the UK. He is very happy about his choice, he found the programme to be fantastic
and he is grateful to his Host.
activities that Vincenzo carried out with Paul were ranging from the visit to
the construction site and therefore the survey with the measures photographic
to setting the negotiation to understand certain things before tackling the
estimate and subsequently the transfer to the plan with the tools first by hand
and then digitised. Vincenzo learned how to set up the design of a bar or
restaurant, use a programme for 3D design and modelling and the creation of
rendering from 2D back to 3D. He then learned to deal with customers and in
order to make them understand that they could completely rely on him once
the project had been done, the last part was bargaining with customers and the
drafting of the contract.
Vincenzo benefited from his EYE
experience from the many contacts and collaborations he made. He actually
intends to continue his collaboration with Paul.
Not only has the exchange opened
up new paths to him in the design of commercial premises he knew very little
about, but it also enabled the possibility of new marketing strategies. Thanks
to Paul, Vincenzo made several interesting professional acquaintances and
contacts for potential clients and potential collaborations.
He learned how to design a bar or
a restaurant starting from the survey phase on-site, to the 3D virtual design
to create the bar. He can now recognise the different types of showcases used
in the catering field.
Certainly this experience allowed him to get many contacts and collaborations. He intend to actually continue his collaboration from Italy remotely with Paul and not only has opened up to new paths to Vincenzo, not only on the design of commercial premises he I knew very little about, but also on the possibility of new marketing strategies. He also met many other interesting people including clients with whom he compared and exchanged contacts for a possible collaboration together as some of these always worked in entrepreneurship. It was an extraordinary experience as he made many new acquaintances on the working level and thanks to the host entrepreneur he learned many things, such as how to design a restaurant or a bar, starting from the survey phase done on site up to get to the 3D virtual design of the bar that will have to be created.
Vincenzo can now recognise the different types of showcases used in the catering field and also used and the arrangement in the design phase of the types of showcases used in the catering field and also used and the arrangement in the design phase of the types of furniture, colours and materials used in London, mostly the "brick" or "facing brick".
He also acquired a sales methodology that allows him to have a better chance to convince the end customer. He also had the opportunity to settle in a new country and discover a new market and learnt technical English terms.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:CONSORZIO MATERAHUB INDUSTRIE CULTURALI E CREATIVE
(Matera Mt, Italy) Host entrepreneur's contact point:
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