They account for the majority of enterprises, employ well over half of the private sector workforce, account for the highest proportion of new jobs created and make a significant contribution to nearly every nations’ Gross Domestic Product. If the aim is to boost the economic performance of a country or any area within it, it is impossible to ignore the role SMEs play.
It is for that reason that Benchmark Index is used throughout the world as a tool to support SME development …
"Benchmark Index continues to drive international competitiveness and is the cornerstone of enterprise development and productivity improvement"
Prof. Holger Kohl, Director Division Corporate Management, IPK Fraunhofer
"Enterprise Ireland has been using Benchmark Index tools to support economic development for over 20 years. It's helped to drive a variety of agendas, including increased productivity, lean take up, Brexit preparedness and business growth. The international best practice comparison aspect has been particularly invaluable."
Jan Gallagher, Lean-Operational Excellence Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
"I've used the Australian version of Benchmark Index with over 200 SMEs from numerous sectors as part of the national Entrepreneurs Programme. I'd strongly recommend this powerful tool. It's s fantastic at getting under the skin of business performance and practices, essential for developing effective plans for future business success"
Mal Clark, Business Adviser, AusIndustry
"Benchmark Index continues to play an important role in diagnosing and identifying the priority areas for business improvement"
Lee Baines, National Manager - Director and Programme Support, Entrpreneurs Programme
"Benchmark Index has helped us to understand the competitiveness of our businesses and asses the impact of economic conditions and business support initiatives"
Paulius Lukauskas, Enterprise Lithuania, Managing Director
"Benchmark Index is being employed in the retail sector to drive increased productivity through improved people skills"
John Browning, Head of Projects and Services, The National Skills Academy - Retail