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One of the key distinguishing features of ESEP staff is our high level of hands-on expertise. Over the years our experienced and knowledgeable team has established a solid reputation for professionalism, productivity and innovation in providing advice to beneficiaries and in achieving the key performance targets associated with the strategic objectives of the European Structural Funds Programmes under ESEP’s management.

Our staff and Associates also have a wealth of knowledge and experience in related disciplines such as SME support, financial engineering, human resource development, community economic development, and regeneration activities. Running throughout all that we do is our passionate belief in the need for projects and programmes to promote the highest standards of sustainable development and equal opportunities, in order that funding investment provides lasting benefits. ESEP is recognised by the European Commission for its pioneering work in the mainstreaming of sustainable development in regional regeneration.

Details of the Programmes managed by ESEP together with key Programme Priorities are as follows:

Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Regional Competitiveness and Employment ERDF Programme, 2007-2013 (period ending 31 December 2011)

Priority – Encourage the growth of the region’s economy within a sustainable development framework and with a particular focus on:

  • Research and innovation;
  • Enterprise growth;
  • Urban regeneration;
  • Rural development.

Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Regional Competitiveness and Employment ESF Programme, 2007-2013 (period ending 31 December 2011)

Priority – Sustainable growth of the Scottish workforce in line with the Lisbon Agenda:

  • Progressing into employment;
  • Progressing through employment;
  • Improving access to lifelong learning.

East of Scotland Objective 2 Programme, 2000-2006

Priority – Economic and social conversion of regions in difficulty:

  • SME creation and development;
  • Access to risk capital;
  • Technology and knowledge transfer;
  • Strategic locations and sectors;
  • Community economic development.

Eastern Scotland Objective 2 Programme, 1997-1999

Priority - Economic and social conversion of regions in difficulty:

  • Technology and innovation;
  • Development of a dynamic indigenous SME base;
  • Tourism;
  • Local economic development.

Eastern Scotland Objective 2 Programme, 1994-1996

Priority - Economic and social conversion of regions in difficulty:

  • Technology and innovation;
  • Business and trade development;
  • Business environment and tourism;
  • Local economic initiatives and partnerships.

Eastern Scotland RECHAR II Community Initiative, 1994-1999

Priority - Reconversion of areas heavily dependent on a declining coal-mining industry:

  • Social and economic infrastructure;
  • Business development;
  • Environment;
  • Vocational training.

ESEP Ltd was also responsible for the management of the former territories of the two Objective 5 Programmes: Rural Stirling and Upland Tayside Objective 5b Programme, 1994-1999

Priorities:

  • Business Support;
  • Tourism Development;
  • Environmental Stewardship and Rural Development.

Northwest Grampian Objective 5b Programme, 1994-1999

Priorities:

  • Business Development;
  • Improving Vocational Qualifications;
  • Environment and Heritage.
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